Our big news
We are really thankful to formally announce our expansion into the postsecondary space today with a particular emphasis around our 58 community colleges. We have always hoped to cover birth to career along our education continuum, and we could not ask for a better partner than the John M. Belk Endowment, MC Belk Pilon, and her team.
MC explained their investment in EducationNC by saying, “Our Board and staff decided to make a significant investment in their work not just because they go on the road, although they do, and not just because they tell vital stories, although they have, but because they have the opportunity to be a force multiplier for our state.”
“We believe EdNC has the ability to set the stage and create the opportunity for systemic, long-term change by raising the issues that matter, raising them again and again, and engaging on the issues in a back and forth dialogue with residents across North Carolina.”
So now we need your help. Those of you on the ground, in community, understand the stories and issues that are critical for our community colleges, the communities they serve, and our evolving labor markets. We hope you will share your thoughts with us by email, text (COMMUNITY TO 73224), tweet or Facebook post, or by writing a perspective. Please check out our call for perspectives.
Thank you for your support of EdNC. Thank you for your support of our students, our state, and our future. Mebane
In other news:
According to the Insider, “The Senate on Tuesday night narrowed the scope of a House bill that would take away the governor’s appointments to boards of trustees overseeing community colleges.” Here is more information about House Bill 12.
The Senate will convene at 9:30am, and the House will convene at 1pm.
The N.C. State Board of Education is having a conference call tomorrow at 10am. Here is the agenda.
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