LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
What do you think most impacts a person’s chances of moving from lower class to upper class over his or her lifetime?
QUOTES FROM LAST WEEK
Attitude and moral character go a LONG way to contribute to opportunity and success. -Respondent from Durham
When I say that education is influential, I don’t mean the level of education, I mean the quality of education. Many of the other factors such as neighborhood, family, race, and socioeconomic status will affect the quality of education. –Teacher from Craven County
THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Do you think it’s important for the teacher workforce to be as diverse as the student population?
Colorblind: North Carolina’s Teaching Force — Like the Nation’s — Fails to Match Student Demographics | EdNC 3/26/2018
Although black children make up a quarter of all public school students in North Carolina, black teachers comprise just 14 percent of teachers. Latinos are underrepresented, too, even as North Carolina’s Latinx population surges.
How Four South Carolina School Districts are Shaking up School Lunch | Saveur 3/23/2018
Four South Carolina school districts are transforming their cafeteria meals with unique strategies like farm-to-table school programs, rooftop gardens, worm-wrangling, and outside grants.
This week, my colleague Bryan and I are participating in the American Press Institute‘s thought leader summit, “Creating a Culture of Listening.” Our hope is that the mission of this Reach Roundup newsletter aligns with the core theme of this conference. We want to pose questions that matter, collect your votes and stories, and share those responses with the state and people in a position to make a difference.
So, a few weeks in, how are we doing? What can we do to improve? What kind of content matters to you? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, text NATION to 73224, or tweet us @ReachNCVoices. This newsletter, and this effort, only matters if we are meeting your needs and bringing you in to the conversation.
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