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State education leaders have grappled over the right words to define “high quality reading instruction” for more than five months. Ahead of the next meeting of the State Board of Education on June 3-4, 2020, stakeholders are concerned. Please read and share Rupen’s article, and let us know what you think. There is a survey in the article or you can email me at mrash@ednc.org.

This week, we are exploring FAFSA completion rates. As of May 15, 2020, North Carolina’s FAFSA completion rate is 52.3%. We need to get that percent up, y’all. Check out our data lookup tool and see how your high school is doing. Ask the students in your life if they have completed the FAFSA, and if not, connect them to support.

Our National Moment of Remembrance occurs today, Memorial Day, at 3 p.m.

“As Memorial Day approaches, it is time to pause and consider the true meaning of this holiday. Memorial Day represents one day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values. While we should honor these heroes every day for the profound contribution they have made to securing our Nation’s freedom, we should honor them especially on Memorial Day.

In this time of unprecedented success and prosperity throughout our land, I ask that all Americans come together to recognize how fortunate we are to live in freedom and to observe a universal “National Moment of Remembrance” on each Memorial Day. This memorial observance represents a simple and unifying way to commemorate our history and honor the struggle to protect our freedoms.” — Bill Clinton, 2000

 

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 mrash@ednc.org.


Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC and the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research.


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