We are a think-and-do tank committed to North Carolina public schools and their students through the following:

Our Mission

To provide trusted, nonpartisan, evidence-based research, policy analysis and innovative programs that empower an informed public to demand that education best practice becomes common practice throughout North Carolina.

Our Vision

All North Carolina children shall have the opportunity to reach their full potential through equitable and meaningful public education that nourishes our state’s civic and economic vitality.

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The Final Word: Investing in North Carolina’s public school students, our communities, and our economy

by Mary Ann Wolf Twenty-seven years ago, some of North Carolina’s most poverty stricken school districts came together to do something about the educational conditions of their children. Together with plaintiff families, they initiated a lawsuit against the state of...

Read the Latest Friday Report

Read this week’s Friday Report, our weekly roundup of all things public education in #nced:

  • The Final Word: Attracting and Encouraging NC’s Best and Brightest to Become Educators
  • ‘Comply with the Constitution.’ Judge Gives NC a Deadline
  • Schools are Getting Billions in COVID Relief Money. Here’s How they Plan to Spend It.

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