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This week is national Teacher Appreciation Week, and National Teacher Day is celebrated today — May 4, 2021. To all of our teachers, we are thankful for you every day and never more so than this year. We see you, we honor your leadership and public service, and we lift up the lasting impact you have on our students, our state, and our future.

Since the start of the pandemic, EdNC has visited teachers and faculty at 44 school districts and 29 community colleges. Your commitment to our students has made us smile big and cry hard. Lots of love for our teachers today… from the Superintendent, from the Governor, from TEACH NC

In Greene County Schools, “Whenever a teacher has an idea, we don’t ever really shoot it down.” Patrick Miller says the superintendent’s job is to get to “yes.” Come take a look at the schools in this county with me. Along the way, messages of thanks for the educators who serve our students day in and day out, even during a pandemic, abound.

Then walk around the campus of Blue Ridge Community College with me and meet the faculty who “just kept going full throttle” throughout the pandemic.

From all of us at EdNC, thank you.


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 [email protected].

Mebane Rash

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

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