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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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Demystifying the Pathways to Full Teacher Licensure: How Do I Become A Teacher in North Carolina?

As in other highly skilled careers, licensure requirements were put in place to ensure that candidates that enter the teaching profession are competent and effective. Unfortunately, licensure requirements can change from year to year and vary depending on the subject...

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This week in #nced: New Teachers Will No Longer Get This Retirement Benefit. Will It Affect Recruitment?; As NC Legislators Return, All Eyes Will Be on How to Manage Education amid COVID

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