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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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Dr. Tiece M. Ruffin Elected as Board Member for Public School Forum of NC

RALEIGH, NC (December 7, 2021) – Dr. Tiece M. Ruffin, a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Mother-scholar, and Professor of Africana Studies and Education at the University of North Carolina Asheville, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Public School Forum of...

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

  • Education Matters: Historic Investments are Needed in our Public Schools Now
  • Missed #ColorofEducation? Watch Day 2 Online!
  • Report: NC is 5th-Lowest in Spending Per Student

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