Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Nothing is as important to the future of North Carolina as education. In grades K-12, we have 1.5 million public school students, 95,000 teachers, 7,000 administrators, and 75,000 other school professionals – that’s 17% of our state population not even including students choosing other schools, parents, our business leaders, the media, or policymakers.
We have an opportunity to create a better education system – one that is built for what our students need now and in the future. But we need your help.
EducationNC is an online platform, providing data, research, news, information, and analysis about the major trends, issues, and challenges facing our schools. We intend to surface ideas, success stories, and statistics that will inspire us all to reconsider our assumptions about education. We hope to become your source of trusted information about education.
EdNC will host a statewide, bipartisan conversation fueled with good information. We think of it as the architecture for participation – your participation in our common future.
Did you know that there is a public school in a jail in Mecklenburg County? It is impressive and deserves to be highlighted.
How about a groundbreaking produce and fish exchange between African American students in Conetoe and white students from Hatteras? It has the potential to change the way entire communities perceive nutrition and wellness.
Our first story was about the principal pay structure:
For too long the conversation about our schools has been driven by headlines, reduced to thirty second ads during political campaigns, and undercut by data that can seem contradictory or confusing without context.
We intend to cut through the clutter and invite everyone to participate in a conversation about our schools – and our future.
Here’s how you can help. Visit our website at EdNC.org and sign up for our daily digest,follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or just spread the word. Word of mouth matters, and we need to reach and include as many people statewide as we can.
PO Box 1636
Raleigh, NC 27602