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I’m spending the day with our legislators. For 19 years, since 2003, The Hunt Institute has hosted the Holshouser Legislators Retreat to engage policymakers “in an open and constructive dialogue about important education issues facing our state.” This year the conversation is focused on five issues: the early childhood workforce, supporting access for completion for adult learners, retaining excellent educators and leaders, early career exploration, and strengthening the pipeline to postsecondary education. Follow along on Twitter at #HLR22.

This week EdNC will be in Brunswick County, Carteret County, Duplin County, Onslow County, and Rockingham County. We will also be at the NCASA conference at the end of the week.

The Budget and Compensation Subcommittee of the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) will hold a virtual meeting Tuesday, March 29, at 10 a.m.

The Licensure Subcommittee of PEPSC will hold a virtual meeting Thursday, March 31, at 9 a.m.

The agendas are available online.  The meetings will be livestreamed. 

The 2022 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year will be announced Friday, April 1. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.  The ceremony will start at 12:30 p.m., with the livestream scheduled to begin a few minutes before. The actual announcement is expected to take place around 1:45 p.m.

The next meeting of the House Select Committee on an Education System for North Carolina’s Future will be held on April 4 in Gaston County.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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