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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2020 Education Policy Primer

The Public School Forum of North Carolina has released the 2020 North Carolina Education Primer, which serves as a fact-based introduction to educational policymaking in NC. The Primer serves as a primary resource for current elected and appointed officials — as well...

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This week in #nced: NC Gov. Cooper Says Elementary Schools Can Reopen for Daily In-Person Classes; Across North Carolina, The Barriers — and Solutions — to Broadband Internet Access for Students and Families are Multi-Layered

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Subscribe to our Resilience and Learning Project’s monthly newsletter to receive information and resources about issues such as childhood trauma, resilience and the power of trauma-informed schools and communities.


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The Afterschool Observer is a monthly e-newsletter produced by the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). Subscribe to receive information on professional development and funding opportunities for out-of-school time programs and more!