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The Intersection Webinar Recap: FutureEd

Our thanks to Lynn Olson, a Senior Fellow at FutureEd. Lynn's recent report Scaling Reform: Tennessee's Statewide Teacher Transformation chronicles how Tennessee made valuable changes to the teaching profession. The report points to important lessons for other states seeking to leverage statewide improvements, including Tennessee’s redesign of its state education agency, its balancing... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: A Commissioner Q&A

Community colleges in North Carolina serve an important role in reaching a postsecondary attainment goal. We spoke with Peter Hans, President of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), to learn more about what makes community colleges unique and ways in which ongoing partnerships with the business community support the... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: Data Quality Campaign

Our thanks to Blair Mann, Communications Director at the Data Quality Campaign. DQC's recent report Using Data to Support and Communicate Effectively about Social-Emotional Learning equips education leaders with the tools needed to talk about social-emotional learning, including how data can help improve school investments in SEL development, how to help teachers... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: A Q&A with Rachel Pleasants McDonnell, Associate Director, JFF

For just over a year now, the myFutureNC Commission has been working to create a targeted postsecondary attainment goal for North Carolina. The state attainment goal and the Commission’s accompanying recommendations will, undoubtedly, have positive effects on the student experience across the full education continuum. However, the overarching motivation behind... Read More

Principals as Instructional Leaders

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on the Sound and Fury blog by FutureEd, an independent, solution-oriented think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. It has been republished with permission. Research makes clear that effective school leaders are key to effective schools. Increasingly, that means paying more attention to what's... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: Learning Policy Institute

Our thanks to Jessica Cardichon, Director of Federal Policy and Stephen Kostyo, Policy Advisor at the Learning Policy Institute. Their new report "Making ESSA’s Equity Promise Real: State Strategies to Close the Opportunity Gap" provides information on which states are using provisions in ESSA to address students' needs and to... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: Empowering Human Potential, One Student at a Time

By Dr. Sheri Everts, Chancellor, Appalachian State University

  Appalachian State University strives to open possibilities for our students, our society, and our planet by empowering human potential. As educators we have a clear responsibility to ensure our doors are open to students, many of whom may not believe a college education is within their reach. A recent... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: Duke Center for Child and Family Policy

Our thanks to Dr. Katie Rosanbalm, Senior Research Scientist at the Duke University, Center for Child and Family Policy for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Katie joined us to share her breadth of knowledge as a clinical and quantitative child psychologist, on program implementation and... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: A Commissioner Q&A with David Mounts

David Mounts, Chariman & CEO of Inmar

  On October 4, the myFutureNC Commission convened in Asheville for the fourth of five meetings as it prepares to develop a postsecondary attainment goal for North Carolina. We caught up with Commissioner David Mounts, Chairman and CEO of Inmar, Inc., to learn more about the ways in which a... Read More