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Governor Cooper vetoes bill featuring community college pay increases

Gov. Cooper announced his veto of two bills that include educator pay raises. One would have increased pay for community college personnel. Another included the 3.9% pay raise for teachers that was included in the original budget. For full details, check out Alex’s article.

North Carolinian tapped as new leader of myFutureNC

Cecilia Holden, director of legislative and community affairs for the North Carolina State Board of Education, has been tapped to be the first president and CEO of myFutureNC. Jeni Corn, formerly of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and RTI International, is also joining the team as an advisor. For more details on Holden, Corn, and myFutureNC, click here.

How is the state going to increase community college enrollment? 

Over the past 12 years, community college enrollment statewide has dropped by 2%. But if you take Wake Technical Community College out of the equation, that figure is 6%. A task force convened last week to take up potential issues as the state wrestles with enrollment, including consolidation, dual enrollment, and increasing awareness of the affordability of community colleges. We would love to know your thoughts on the issue of enrollment. Reply directly to this email to share your thoughts!

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Nation Hahn

Nation Hahn is the director of growth for EducationNC.