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Today EdNC begins our blitz of the 58 community colleges. By leveraging our team, we can conduct 58 weeks of qualitative and quantitative research before Thanksgiving. We are studying the economic impact of the 58 along with 5 key policy issues, including faculty impact, lessons learned from federal funds, early childhood care, career and college promise, and early colleges. When you see our #Impact58 logo, note the 8 harkens the infinity symbol. It is a real privilege to do this work. Thanks for having us to your college and your community. We strive to listen and learn. Let’s go!

The blitz is the next design do loop of our 100 county work to learn how to serve the whole of the state better. Anna wrote about how our work has changed for the year ahead yesterday. The experiences we are having in community impact us beyond work. This week you will get a glimpse of what is bubbling up for our team as we travel the byways and highways of North Carolina. Katie Dukes is creating travel diaries. Derick Lee is crafting poems. I am finding stories of leaders that inspire beyond education. Join us in getting to know the all of y’all across North Carolina.

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 [email protected].

Mebane Rash

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

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