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Reach Roundup: Do you think it’s important for the teacher workforce to be as diverse as the student population?


What do you think most impacts a person’s chances of moving from lower class to upper class over his or her lifetime?


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


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 Institutes 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, 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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Reach NC Voices Team

The Reach NC Voices team includes Nation Hahn, director of growth for EdNC; Molly Osborne, director of policy; Analisa Sorrells, chief of staff and associate director of policy; and Alli Lindenberg, engagement specialist.