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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Senate convenes at 9:30am, and the House convenes at 2:00pm. The Senate’s Education/Higher Education committee meets at noon.

Last night there was a committee substitute for House Bill 1031. This bill concerns funding disputes between county commissioners and school boards, and now proposes a study of school construction funding dispute issues.

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity through the Aspen Institute to get to know Paymon Rouhanifard, then the superintendent of Camden, New Jersey’s public schools. His interview below is worth a read to think about leadership of the self, the organization, and the community… and lessons learned. From the article, “Paymon Rouhanifard has been the superintendent of Camden City Public Schools in New Jersey since 2013 when the district was put under state receivership. Camden still has a long way to go, but the changes thus far have been dramatic: graduation and proficiency rates have improved, and the majority of the city’s schools that were among the state’s lowest performing no longer are. Five years into his tenure, Rouhanifard announced that he will step down as Camden’s superintendent.”

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Mebane Rash

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

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