Exploring trends in 2020 from funding to gifted education to choice

Who is Sen. Bill Ferguson? This 36-year-old, TFA and Davidson grad serves in the Senate in Maryland and “will be shepherding education legislation known as the Kirwan Commission recommendations, designed to transform Maryland public schools into some of the best in the world — at an eventual price tag of $4 billion a year,” according to The Washington Post. If you are following Leandro and curious about what’s happening up in Maryland, this article is worth a read.

Year 6 of the NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools program is underway. The 2020 application is live and accepting submissions through 5pm on February 28. 

The State Board of Education will meet Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 8 and 9, in the 7th floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The agendas for this meeting are available online.


  • A battle over gifted education is brewing in America

    The Economist | 01/05/2020

  • NC charter schools are 'trying to be even more intentional' about diversity. The state will be tracking their efforts

    WRAL | 01/06/2020

  • Positive Picture for State Higher Ed Funding

    Inside Higher Ed | 01/06/2020

  • Check it out: Tiny Teaching Stories

    Education Week | 01/03/2020

  • The things that do – and don't – motivate kids to succeed

    BBC | 12/05/2019

  • On Teaching Series: What School Could Be If It Were Designed for Kids With Autism

    The Atlantic | 12/30/2019

  • SPECIAL REPORT: 10 BIG IDEAS IN EDUCATION

    Education Week | 01/09/2020


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 mrash@ednc.org.


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