Monday, December 12, 2016

The N.C. General Assembly will convene at 10 am on Tuesday, December 13 for a special session to address the floods and forest fires, and “any other matters the General Assembly elects to consider.” Here is the proclamation. EdNC’s Alex Granados and Liz Bell will be live blogging and tweeting.

Granados will be the Child Fatality Task Force meeting today in 1027/1128 LB at 9:30, and then at the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee today in 544 LOB at 1pm.

The North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals Association (NCPAPA) is seeking an Assistant Executive Director. To view the position description and application instructions, visit

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is accepting online applications for the 2017-18 fellowship year through January 16, 2017. These fellowships address the critical need to develop and empower high-quality teachers, who, in turn, make learning more authentic for students. Here is the application.

Golden LEAF Scholarship applications are now available at The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients to assist with tuition at participating institutions for the 2017-18 academic year. The awards are valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate education) for high school seniors and up to $9,000 for community college transfer students from qualifying counties who attend a participating North Carolina campus.

  • James Ford asks: How would billionaire choice advocate know what’s best for kids of color?

    The Charlotte Observer | 12/07/2016

  • An Open Letter To Betsy DeVos From America’s Public School Teachers

    The Huffington Post | 12/05/2016

  • NC panel wants 2nd chance for rejected charter school applicants

    The Charlotte Observer | 12/08/2016

  • Race and Education

    Education Matters | 12/04/2016

  • Teacher observations have been a waste of time and money

    Brookings | 12/08/2016

  • School Choice a Singular Focus for Education Secretary Pick

    Education Week | 12/09/2016

  • A Nobel Prize winner says public preschool programs should start at birth

    The Washington Post | 12/12/2016

  • Illness as indicator

    The Economist | 11/19/2016

  • Unlocking Dyslexia: Personal Stories Of Frustration — And Success

    nprEd | 12/10/2016

  • Kids who owe school lunch money get cheese sandwiches, so a community offers help

    The News & Observer | 12/09/2016

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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