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.”

  • A Missing Key Ingredient for Widespread Personalization: Innovative School Staffing

    EducationNext | 06/13/2018

  • An Interview with Paymon Rouhanifard: Charting Camden’s Path to Improvement

    Center for Reinventing Public Education | 06/12/2018

  • Legislature Could Ease the Way for Out-of-state School Psychologists To Practice in N.C.

    NC Health News | 06/12/2018

  • VIDEO: Kimberly Gold, President of Robeson Community College, discusses family-friendly policies that employees prioritize and desire

    NC Early Childhood Foundation | 03/23/2018

  • Labor in the Age of Janus: 6 Things to Keep in Mind About American Unions on the Eve of a Pivotal Supreme Court Ruling

    The 74 Million | 06/12/2018

  • Social-Emotional Learning, Explained

    Education Week | 06/04/2018

  • Student Social and Emotional Learning Explored at International Gathering

    Diverse Issues in Higher Education | 06/07/2018

  • Survey: Hunger, Class Size Hindering Many NC Students' Needs

    WUNC | 06/11/2018

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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