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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, 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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