December 21, 2018

Thank you

Thank you for being a loyal reader of Friday@Five and part of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research family. Writing the Friday@Five email has been one of the highlights of my year with NCCPPR. I’ve learned a lot and kept up with research and policy work across North Carolina and the country, and I hope you feel the same. As always, we love to hear from you, so feel free to respond to this email with feedback and tell us what you’d like to see from Friday@Five in the new year.

As we look at what is ahead for NCCPPR, we are excited. Our three-year statewide study of equity is underway, and in 2019 we will release reports on the history of race in education as well as a comprehensive data set on equity in education by school and district. We will host equity convenings and launch four fellowships to support this important work across North Carolina.

We will also continue our expansion into postsecondary. We will go deep on the transitions between K-12 and postsecondary, including the collaborations between K-12 school districts and colleges, the ease (or challenge) of transferring between community colleges and four-year schools, and other issues that matter.

This will be the last Friday@Five of 2018, and I would be remiss not to ask you to consider supporting our work. Your support will help us make sure this work reaches North Carolinians, from policymakers to principals to parents. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of the year. If you find our work valuable, please make a donation today.

Thank you and happy holidays,


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