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This year, EdNC will be visiting all 100 counties. This week, I’ll be in Watauga, then joining Dr. Jeremy Gibbs on a swing through some western districts including Macon, then Transylvania, then Haywood.

We want to broaden and deepen our reach across the state, and we need to learn more about how information actually moves county by county. We’ve got some flyers we’d like help putting up in schools and at coffee shops with a QR code for a link to a survey. If you are willing to help us post those flyers in your community, DM me on Twitter @Mebane_Rash and I’ll send you the flyers along with a tote! Thank you for being part of our architecture of participation.

In my visit to Yancey last week, I was reminded over and over of the role our schools play in our communities — from providing meals to building housing. I am so thankful for our everyday heroes.

And then in my visit to Henderson, a powerful reminder that mindset matters. If you don’t know Superintendent John Bryant, check out this article. May his commitment to students, willingness to empower teachers, command of change management, and desire to innovate also be contagious. Welcome back to school, y’all!


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

Mebane Rash

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

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