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RALEIGH, NC (September 14, 2022)- The North Carolina Center for Resilience & Learning, formerly known as the North Carolina Resilience & Learning Project, is excited to share a name change and the launch of a new website, marking the 5th anniversary and an exciting new chapter for the Center.
The North Carolina Resilience & Learning Project was founded in 2017 to help address public education issues identified by stakeholders. Since then, the Resilience & Learning team has expanded and been able to provide services including different levels of trainings and consultations on trauma-informed learning to over 32 public school districts across the state. The name change is meant to reflect this widespread impact on educators and students, as well as the continued growth the Center aims to achieve.
Resilienceandlearning.org offers visitors across our state and beyond a chance to stay up-to-date on North Carolina Center for Resilience and Learning news, access to various resources, case studies demonstrating the Center’s work, a portal to connect with the team, and more. You can learn more about what to expect from the Center in the future by viewing this video and subscribing to the Resilience Reader.
“We are so thrilled to bring a new name and website to this important work as we continue to expand across the state, working in partnership with schools and districts to create safer and more supportive learning environments,” shared North Carolina Center for Resilience & Learning Director Elizabeth DeKonty. “We are at a critical time in public education and are excited for the Center to continue carrying out its mission of building resilience for all staff and students.”
About the North Carolina Center for Resilience & Learning
The NC Center for Resilience & Learning (the Center) is an initiative of the Public School Forum of North Carolina. The Center is supported by the work of the Forum’s Study Group XVI conducted in 2015-2016. The Study Group involved more than 100 stakeholders representing business, education, government, academia and the non-profit community, who continued the Forum’s practice of engaging with major, timely education issues by bringing together subject matter experts to distill collective knowledge on crucial topics related to public education in our state. Three issues – racial equity, trauma and learning, and low-performing schools – were the focus of Study Group XVI’s activity.
The Center launched under its former name, NC Resilience & Learning Project, in 2017 as a way for the Forum to take action on these recommendations. The Center began as a pilot in two school districts in the 2017-2018 school year and has continued to expand, providing varying levels of training and consultation to more than 30 districts across the state as of the 2022-2023 school year.
About the Public School Forum of North Carolina
Since 1986, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has been an indispensable and nonpartisan champion of better schools and the most trusted source in the state for research and analysis on vital education issues. We bring together leaders from business, education and government to study education issues, develop ideas, seek consensus, and ultimately inform and shape education policy. We do that through research, policy work, innovative programs, advocacy, and continuing education for educators and policymakers. Follow us on Twitter @theNCForum and visit our website at http://www.ncforum.org/