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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Public School Forum Statement on the Fiscal Year 2021 Leandro Action Plan

This week, North Carolina moved another step closer to addressing its constitutional obligation to ensure every child has access to a sound basic education. Building upon a January 2020 court order in the Leandro Case, on Monday plaintiffs and defendants together...

Read the Latest Friday Report

This week in #nced: Surge in Home-School Interest Shut Down NC Website as Families Explore Options; NC Law: No Online Classes for K-12 Students for the First Week of School

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