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Here’s what we’re listening to this week…

What Starts Here Changes Everything – Amplifying Student Voice With Podcasting

Podcasting is an exciting way to increase student voice and engagement in the classroom. Hear from one teacher who started podcasting with her students and saw inspiring growth in her students.

School PR Drive Time – NC Teacher of the Year Maureen Stover, Lindsay Whitley (PIO, CCS‪)

This episode features Maureen Stover, the 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, and Lindsay Whitley, Associate Superintendent of Communications and Community Engagement, who is a former NCSPRA board member.

First in Future – Marco Zarate – Revisited

Twenty years ago, three Latino couples took a look at what was going on with Latino education in the state. They didn’t like what they saw, so they decided to do something about it. Marco Zarate, his wife, and others stepped up and assisted in forming the North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals, a nonprofit focused on “promoting education among Hispanic youth.” Listen to the full interview in this week’s episode of First in Future.

These are the sources EdNC checks every day: The New York Times, Education Week, The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Ed, Education Next, Vox, Governing, NPR Ed, The News & Observer and Wake Ed Blog, The Charlotte Observer, Carolina Public Press, The Asheville Citizen-Times, The Winston-Salem Journal, The Fayetteville Observer, The Greenville Daily Reflector, Wilmington-Star News, The Hickory Daily Record, The Durham Herald-Sun, The Greensboro News & Record, The Lexington Dispatch, FOX Breaking News, WRAL, WUNC Radio, The Associated Press, State Government Radio, The Governor’s News, The Lieutenant Governor’s News, The N.C. General Assembly’s News, DPI’s News, The Carolina Journal, NC Policy Watch, and NC SPIN. If you have a source you’d like us to consider or an article you think needs to be included, email

Analisa Sorrells

Analisa Sorrells is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and previously worked as chief of staff and associate director of policy for EducationNC.

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