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On April 14, Hiller Spires announced her retirement from the Friday Institute. Hiller, we are thankful for your leadership and public service. Mostly, we are thankful for your commitment to our students. Thank you!

If you love the outdoors, this article on fishing and church is worth a read, y’all.

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives are accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants. Teachers with creative ideas for innovative classroom learning projects can apply for grants from North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives to enrich the educational experience for students. Educators may apply as individuals or as a team for funding in all curriculum areas including art, history, math, reading, science and technology. In most cases, projects can be funded up to $2,000, but grant amounts vary depending on the sponsoring cooperative. Teachers can apply online at

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Mebane Rash

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

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