Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Last week, I was in rural Madison County, researching the amazing Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education, which explores the nexus of literacy and STEM to create 21st century opportunities. I met a beautiful, young, very smart middle school girl. In her story — from being removed from her family by DSS to being raised by her grandparents to understanding what it is like to have access to food and health care to discovering in school that she loves science experiments and reading — you can see all of the challenges and more importantly the opportunities our schools face. Today, EdNC is releasing our 2015-16 annual report. I am so proud of work of the EdNC team and humbled by the support of our community. It is an honor for us. Thank you all. Mebane Rash, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, EdNC

  • Next Draft: Changing Practices in Writing Instruction

    Education Week | 06/20/2016

  • Give Vouchers Time: Low-income Families Need as Many Quality School Options as Possible

    Brookings | 06/23/2016

  • Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school?

    The Washington Post | 06/28/2016

  • Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms

    The Hechinger Report | 06/29/2016

  • What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From 4 States, Including NC

    nprEd | 06/29/2016

  • NC lawmakers shelve changes to year-round schools for now

    The Charlotte Observer | 06/28/2016

  • A great match – college grads who want medical experience and clinics that have needs

    The News & Observer | 06/28/2016

  • Is Discipline Reform Really Helping Decrease School Violence?

    The Atlantic | 06/28/2016

  • Innovative program helps even the playing field for poor students — and boost graduation rates

    PBS Newshour | 06/28/2016

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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