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From EdNC’s Alex Granados:

At a called meeting of the State Board of Education yesterday, the Board voted to terminate the agreement that had Achievement for All Children (AAC) acting as the operator of Southside Ashpole Elementary School in Robeson County. The school is the sole school in the Innovative School District (ISD). Thomas Ziko, General Counsel for the State Board, said during the meeting that work has been underway for months to make it possible for the ISD and State Board to take over the school from AAC. According to the document, COVID-19 and the move to remote learning are largely responsible for the mutually agreed termination.

From EdNC’s Rupen Fofaria:

Rev. Paul Robeson Ford spoke Wednesday night about “Equity: The Divine Imperative” during an event on public education, advocacy, and faith co-hosted by Pastors for NC Children and The United Methodist Advocates for Public Schools. Rev. Ford said a “theology of equity” was about righting the wrongs of the past and present in order to pave the way for the future. And what would it take to provide equity to that future — by way of education? “Simply put, a biblical flood of resources to the communities, schools and kids who need it the most.”  A recording of the event is available here. You can see my tweets from the event here.

In other news:

The Reagan Institute Summit on Education is happening today. Here is the agenda. Here is an overview of the day by The 74. The Hunt Institute’s Javaid  Siddiqi is moderating a panel of education governors, include NC’s Gov. Jim Hunt, talking about early learning at 2pm.

The Public School Forum of North Carolina, the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and the Center for Child and Family Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University are excited to announce the third annual Color of Education Summit! Register here.

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