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6/1/2023

The N.C. State Board of Education meets this week. Here is the agenda for Thursday.

We closed out our survey of parents in western North Carolina yesterday with 3,182 respondents! Even more incredible, participation stayed strong throughout the open ended questions, including more than 1,000 responses through many questions including how parents make decisions about school choice and what they love about their school. We can’t wait to dig in. Thank you to everyone who helped us distribute the survey. Special shout outs to Stacia Harris in Buncombe, Dale Cole in Clay, and Mike Swan in Burke — above and beyond. Thank you!

HEADS UP IF YOU ARE IN WESTERN NC | Dogwood Health Trust is launching a WNC After 3pm initiative. Alongside a landscape analysis of the region’s out-of-school time, Dogwood is requesting proposals from nonprofit organizations, government agencies, education institutions and others who serve the Qualla Boundary and our 18-county service region in Western North Carolina and are looking to expand out-of-school-time programming. An online application for this RFP will open on Monday, June 5. There will be an information session on Tuesday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who would like to ask the team specific questions. Please register for the RFP informational webinar if you plan to attend. Here is more information: The WNC After 3pm one-pager.

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Mebane Rash

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


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