Sunday, January 11, 2015

Each morning, Mebane Rash will be posting an aggregation of national, state, and local ed news at 8am. On Facebook and here, we’ll let you know what’s of most interest.

As we head into the 2015-16 legislative session, this video caught my attention this morning: How to make the case for education reform. It was posted on EdNext. The video makes three points regarding education reform: do what’s right, for the students, and make your argument in 7 seconds or less. After more than 20 years observing NC politics, I know the differences come in the definition of what is right, but both sides would benefit from these principles guiding the debate.

  • Education outlook: Poor grades and little money for improvements

    The News & Observer | 01/10/2015

  • WNC educators question letter grades for schools

    The Asheville Citizen-Times | 01/10/2015

  • Consensus on Early Ed. Value, But Policy Questions Remain

    Education Week | 01/08/2015

  • Will test-based teacher evaluations derail the Common Core?

    The Hechinger Report | 01/08/2015

  • Obama, in Tennessee, Begins Selling His Community College Tuition Plan

    The New York Times | 01/09/2015

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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