Check out Rupen’s article on MSN! National headline from our series with the Spotlight on Poverty.

Here is the agenda for the meeting today of the N.C. State Board of Education.

Interested in Leandro? Rumors continue to circulate about when the WestEd report will be made public. In the meantime, many of us are watching what’s going on up in Maryland. Maryland has a Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education chaired by Dr. Brit Kirwan. Maryland’s legislature convenes on January 8, 2020, and it will take up the “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.” Here is the General Assembly website on the commission. Here is a recent return on investment analysis of the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations. Here is coverage of the work of the commission by The Baltimore Sun. Here is how one group, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, is tracking the work of the commission.

  • COURT OF APPEALS OPINION | State of NC v. Kinston Charter Academy

    The NC Court of Appeals | 12/03/2019

  • Wake County school board changes its leadership, as Sutton ousts Martin for chairman

    The News & Observer | 12/03/2019

  • Mid-year pay raises are coming for Wake County school employees

    The News & Observer | 12/03/2019

  • How to Tease Out the Complex Dynamics of Systems Change

    SSIR | 12/03/2019

  • Census Bureau Reports Nearly 77 Million Students Enrolled in U.S. Schools

    The Census Bureau | 12/03/2019

  • SPEECH | The Future of Federal Student Aid

    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos | 12/03/2019

  • With Population Booming, North Carolina District Wants to Keep Schools Open Year-Round

    Wall Street Journal | 12/02/2019

  • Guiding Principles for Teacher and Leader Policy: Act on What Is Known

    Education Commission of the States | 12/03/2019

  • Former Secretary Margaret Spellings on Better Equipping Children for College and an Evolving Workforce — and Why High Schools Must Become More Like Community Colleges

    The 74 | 12/02/2019

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

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