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EdNC’s mission was crafted about 10 years ago with input across all of the lines of difference.

Our mission is to expand educational opportunities for all students in North Carolina, increase their academic attainment, and improve the performance of the state’s public schools.

That mission has served us well in the doing of our research and reporting in all 115 school districts, 58 community colleges, and 100 counties.

From beginning we have reported on both school choice and public schools, holding policymakers accountable to students first.

Our book looks at the role public schools play in economic development statewide, economic impact locally, as anchor institutions in community, in building the diverse workforce the future requires, the provision of early childhood education, postsecondary access and opportunity, and the perception of this state we all call home.

Caroline Parker writes, “The day-in and day-out of choosing to try and having staff create the opportunity for students to fail and learn and grow is the daily work of our public school system.” On behalf of the team at EdNC, thank you to our educators for choosing to do that work. We see you.

Our work encourages informed participation and strong leadership on behalf of the students of North Carolina. Please read the book, but also have your book club read the book, share it in your community, discuss it, debate it. has 2 million pageviews and 1.2 million users a year. Our reach is extended through social media with 50,000 impressions a day, by sending out more than 300,000 emails a week, with almost 25 million impressions from Google search annually, and distribution via news aggregators like Google News and Apple News nationally and the NC Tribune and the Insider in state. About 40% of our audience is now outside North Carolina.

A PDF copy of the book is available for free, or you can order the book on Amazon.

From all of us at EdNC, thank you for your support.


These are the sources EdNC checks every day: The New York Times, The 74, Education Week, The NC Tribune, The Insider, The News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer, WUNC, WFAE, Brookings, Education Commission of the States, and DPI’s News. A cross section of diverse sources are checked weekly and monthly. If you have 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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