AttendaNCe Counts: Personalized early outreach improves regular attendance

Midway Elementary School principal Robbin Cooper believes that attendance challenges are best solved by intentionally engaging parents as partners. She’s right. Approaching early stage chronic absence as a problem to be solved in partnership among children, families, and school staff…

MyFutureNC Event Short on Specifics, No Mention of Early Learning

MyFutureNC, a new nonprofit focused on increasing the number of North Carolinians with post-secondary degrees by two million by 2030, held an event in Greensboro today. Attendees enjoyed rousing music by the Guilford College and Greensboro College Jazz Ensembles and…

What’s in the recent Leandro consent order?

Judge David Lee has signed a consent order in the Leandro court case that requires the defendants to create a plan of action to implement recent recommendations. We summarize the 30+ page document here, sharing excerpts and linking you to…

Accelerating Change – Business Smart. Family Friendly. Future Ready

Two years ago, we launched Family Forward NC with generous support from our founding sponsor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, to engage employers across North Carolina to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices — big and small…

More NC Employers Join Effort to Make Workplaces Family Friendly

The following is an excerpt from a Public News Service story by Nadia Ramlagan. For the full story, click here. More North Carolina employers are enacting family friendly workplace policies such as flexible schedules, paid parental leave and support for…