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The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s FREE North Carolina Conference for Educational Equity is back for a second year. On July 27-28, this virtual conference will focus on the district-wide practices, community-based programs, school policies and classroom procedures that have created more equitable learning and life outcomes for students. Register for the event today!

Summer Nutrition Programs can provide meals for children any time school is out and are offered to children and adolescents ages 18 and younger. To find free, healthy meals near you for children:

  • Text “FoodNC” to 877-877 for information in English or “COMIDA” to 877-877 for information in Spanish,
  • Call toll-free 1.866.3Hungry (1.866.348.6479) or 1.877.8Hambre (1.877.842.6273),
  • Utilize the N.C. Site Finder mapping tool at

The fourth annual Reagan Institute Summit on Education (RISE) will be held virtually on July 22, 2021. Our colleagues at the Hunt Institute are on the agenda. Register here.

Charlotte Lab School will be hosting its first ever virtual workshop focused on challenge-based learning on August 2-5, 2021. This professional development opportunity, designed to simulate the Quest experience, will be facilitated by current teachers, community partners, and students. Register here.

The North Carolina Education Corps is on a mission to build a better North Carolina by helping teachers provide whole child and academic support to public school students. They seek community-minded changemakers to help our youngest learners transition from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn.’ Applications open until 7/20.

Please share these opportunities.

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Mebane Rash

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

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