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“I truly believe in the power of appreciation,” says Newcomers School Principal Christian Walter, who is also a LatinxEd fellow. Walter thanks all of of our school heroes who “rescued our children’s education.” Listen and share this beautiful, thoughtful moment of hope.

The Z. Smith Reynolds application for their sabbatical program is open!

The Innovation Project is looking for a CEO. Take a look and apply.

Here is the link to your weekend playlist curated by Superintendent Jeff McDaris.

And from EdNC’s Alli Lindenberg, here are your weekly podcasts:

EdSource – Sparking joy for reading

A school bus driver started giving away books on her bus and realized that lots of kids didn’t have books at home. She shares how she joined up with Dolly Parton to bring more books to kids.

First in Future – Power of Local Support of Educational Attainment

This episode features guests Dale Jenkins, former CEO Curi and co-chair, myFutureNC Commission; Dr. Laura Leatherwood, President Blue Ridge Community College; Rev. James Gailliard, Senior Pastor Word Tabernacle and member, NC House of Representatives.

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

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