Friday, July 28, 2017

As many have read in the story by The Charlotte Observer, “Dennis Rash, who helped remake uptown Charlotte, dies at 77,” our CEO Mebane Rash’s father passed away this week in the city of Charlotte, the city he loved. Thank you to all the supporters who have shared kind thoughts and words. Here is the obituary Mebane authored for the Charlotte Observer.

Please continue following along as Molly Osborne of EducationNC will take Mebane’s place on the upcoming trip to India with six teacher leaders and state education leaders. Molly worked with us last summer and joined our team on July 1. She is a recent graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School. Like Mebane, she comes from a family steeped in a love of public policy.

Join us in the conversation as we share lessons learned from India and begin to build a 21st century vision for our state and our students — a vision new leaders like Molly and these teacher leaders will help create. The group departs today at noon. Follow along on Twitter #BWFGlobal and at EdNC. Dennis would be so proud. 


  • To Attract Teachers, More Cities Eye Discounts on Housing

    Education Week | 07/27/2017

  • Hundreds of Maryland students get to know careers that could follow high school

    The Washington Post | 07/27/2017

  • STUDENT VOICE: Black in Baltimore, and finding a language to express ideas about ethnicity, religion and morality

    The Hechinger Report | 07/27/2017

  • The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News

    nprEd | 07/28/2017

  • NC A&T Officials Propose Raising Admission Standards

    WUNC | 07/27/2017

  • Guilford school board OKs budget that includes cuts, pay-to-play fee

    The Greensboro News & Record | 07/27/2017

  • Schools in Catawba County share VR experience with historical association

    The Hickory Daily Record | 07/27/2017

  • In Durham, officers get title change to reflect role in schools

    WRAL | 07/27/2017

  • 8 Important Numbers From New Report on Children’s Well-Being: Progress on Poverty & Hunger, Rise in Depression

    The 74 Million | 07/27/2017

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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