September is attendance awareness month

At the end of the month, in my role as president of the Governmental Research Association, I’ll join 150 leader from Philly going to Seattle to think about how our cities work, move, and thrive. Check out this article, “Keeping Democracy Alive in Cities: Cities continue to be the place where citizens can engage most directly with government—especially when nonprofits are there to offer capacity, expertise, and reach,” by Stanford Social Innovation Review.

SHE CAN STEM campaign begins now. Here is more information. And, ICYMI, our video for day of the girl.

September is also attendance awareness month! With the school year underway, it’s important that students be in class every day ready to learn. Here is more information so you can spread the word on social media.

From our colleagues at the Public School Forum of NC: Beginning Teachers – Congratulations on your entry into an extremely impactful career. It is with great excitement that we invite you to apply to the Public School Forum’s Beginning Teacher Leadership Network. Apply through September 14.


  • This Week In Education Politics: Government Funding Countdown, Think Tanks and Advocates Consider Bullying, School Police

    The 74 Million | 09/08/2018

  • Virtual charter schools in NC are still low performing. Are they improving, or failing?

    The News & Observer | 09/07/2018

  • Role Models Tell Girls That STEM’s for Them in New Campaign

    The New York Times | 09/09/2018

  • These 3 NC colleges drastically dropped tuition. The result was like a ‘booster rocket.’

    The News & Observer | 09/09/2018

  • Transitions and Alignment From Preschool to Kindergarten

    Education Commission of the States | 09/05/2018

  • A new curriculum for math in elementary schools

    KSLA 12 | 09/09/2018

  • A journalist's Twitter thread on desegregation and student achievement

    Dana Goldstein on Twitter | 09/05/2018

  • Imposing an arbitrary income tax cap in the North Carolina Constitution could fundamentally compromise our state’s ability to fund our schools, roads, and public health, as well as raise the cost of borrowing.

    BTC Report | 09/07/2018

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