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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Part 2: Budget Analysis 2021-23 — North Carolina’s children deserve a state budget that prioritizes their future

by Mary Ann Wolf, PhD We have made it well over a year now since the onset of COVID-19, when our lives — and our public schools — were turned upside down. During this time period, for which no words seem to adequately capture all of the challenges everyone has faced,...

Read the Latest Friday Report

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

  • We share more about our upcoming Town Hall on HB 324
  • @NC_Governor gives new guidance on masks in schools
  • Schools Wonder How Many Kindergartners Are Coming

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