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Hey y'all! This is the first edition of a redesigned daily morning newsletter from EdNC.org, previously called Daily Digest. We chose EdDaily to reflect our name, EdNC, and so education was represented in the name.

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hat you need to know if you only have a few minutes but don’t want to miss anything in the world of education news, policy, and politics. The first section links to the latest from EdNC.org. You can find state and national stories curated by our editor-in-chief Mebane Rash under the "need to know" section.

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Voter’s Guide: Meet the candidates for state superintendent 

// Staff 

With State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson seeking election as lieutenant governor of North Carolina, one thing is certain: After the November 2020 election, we will have a new state superintendent. But with a crowded field of five Democrats… Full story » 

Community college enrollment increasing statewide 

// Alex Granados 

New data shows that enrollment increased at 53 of the state’s 58 community colleges in 2019. Enrollment in the North Carolina Community College System was in steady decline since it peaked in 2010 due to the recession. Systemwide, enrollment at… Full story » 

How the NC Teacher of the Year engages students in STEM 

// Caroline Parker 

Mariah Morris, 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, passionately addressed a crowd about the state of STEM for students. “It’s not an if this is coming, it’s not a when. It is here, and the question… Full story » 

Remembering Mark Story 

// Nation Hahn 

Welcome to Awake58! If you missed last week’s edition, click here.  We were all shocked by the loss of Mark Story of K-64 … Four NC community college presidents were among 25 in the country named to a new presidents… Full story » 

Perspective | Empowering students to have healthy relationships while using social media and technology 

// Laura Tierney 

The relationships in our lives — with friends, partners, family, or coworkers — have a huge impact on the five inches between our ears: our confidence, happiness, and well-being. That’s all the more reason to invest in positive, healthy relationships… Full story » 

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What you need to know if you’ve only have a few minutes but don’t want to miss anything in the world of education news, policy, and politics. Curated from N.C.  and national sources by editor-in-chief Mebane Rash. 

An opportunity for teachers from our colleague Steve Pearson at IBM:

We know that AI is going to change 100% of jobs over the next decade. Preparing students for this future is a huge challenge facing School Districts and educators alike. That’s why IBM, a leader in AI, is partnering with mindSpark Learning, a leader in teacher development, to offer high quality, interactive professional development focused on artificial intelligence for K-12 educators across the U.S. and Canada.  

IBM AI Education is an immersive, interactive professional learning suite of online and in-person experiences to guide you through AI’s foundational concepts and K-12 classroom connections. Participants will learn how to infuse their content and curriculum with the knowledge, skills and values driving innovation in AI today. And it’s completely free to educators!

By taking part, educators will:

  • be able to talk confidently and knowledgably with students about AI – how it works, it’s impacts, and ethical considerations;
  • receive a certificate for professional development credits and be awarded an IBM Digital Badge upon completion;
  • access free classroom tools and exercises to help them bring AI learning to their students; and
  • become part of a unique community of educators where ideas and information can be exchanged long after training is completed.

Educators can learn more and sign up for an interactive online institute or an in-person institute in one of 30+ cities across the United States and Canada here.

Choose from the following dates in RTP: March 9-10, 2020 or May 28-29, 2020

We’d love for an educator to write about it for EducationNC!

What we're reading

HS Diploma, 2-Year College, Apprenticeship — Which Is the Best Path? New ‘Right to Know’ Bills in 6 States Would Give Students More Data About Options (and Outcomes)

The 74 | 02/12/2020

At our town hall, students said they want info about pathways from school to workforce much earlier. This article by Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign, is a must read.

Full story »

Johnson's campaign 'sounding board' edited text blast to parents, teachers

WRAL | 02/12/2020

NC charter schools serve few poor kids. Now they’ll get $36 million to take more.

The Charlotte Observer | 02/12/2020

Trump Seeks to Slash Education Budget, Combine 29 Programs Into Block Grant

Education Week | 02/10/2020

Trump's 2021 budget would defund statewide student data programs

edscoop | 02/11/2020

Start Time for U.S. Public High Schools

IES | 02/12/2020

Under Siege: The Disturbing Impact of Immigration Enforcement on the Nation’s Schools

Harvard | 02/12/2020

School Choice Is Here to Stay. But How to Make It Fair and Equitable for All Families? High-Tech Common-Enrollment System Can Help

The 74 | 02/12/2020


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