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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, 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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