A Better Definition of Economic Disadvantage?

Is free- and reduced-price lunch still a good measure of economic disadvantage? Historically, this measure has been used to drive policy and funding. For example, states, including North Carolina, disaggregate student achievement data under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act…

NCECF Board Members Recognized for Excellence

Several of our Board members are being recognized for their contributions and commitment to children. Easter Maynard, Board Chair of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) and the Director of Community Investment for Investors Management Corporation, has been awarded…

Raise the Banner for Infants, Toddlers and their Families

The Pritzker Children’s Initiative and Zero to Three are partnering with states – including North Carolina – to bring promising programs to scale and ensure that all babies develop to their full potential. Written by Matthew Melmed, Executive Director of…

NC Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims September 2018 Attendance Awareness Month

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed September 2018 to be Attendance Awareness Month. In the proclamation, Governor Cooper reminds us that regular school attendance is essential for grade-level reading, academic achievement, and graduation, by giving young students the reading…