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Friday, May 5, 2017

I have been wanting a day to think about how to get North Carolina to fall in love with itself again. So Nation assembled our Reach NC Voices team and yesterday, on my birthday, we took the day to begin to imagine how to create a slingshot effect statewide. I’ll be traveling the state this year, and it starts this week with a trip to Asheville. I’ll be visiting schools, churches, small town newspapers, and all of the places in communities where people gather. I’ll be enjoying our good food and music and literature. I’ll be talking to teachers and farmers and truck drivers. I am going to go learn and gather insights. We will serve our state by publishing what we learn. We will seek collective trust, building a sense of statewide community. It was a perfect birthday. Thank you for your support of EdNC, the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research, Reach NC Voices, and First Vote NC. We strive for our collection of nonprofits and initiatives to serve our students, our state, and our future in innovative and important ways, but we are mindful that none of this would be possible without you. Thank you, Mebane

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Mebane Rash

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

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