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The North Star: MDC's Blog

05.12.2016 by Stephanie Saunders
Many of us think of food as soon as we think of home: traditional dishes, daily staples, favorites from childhood. Our ties to those conceptions of... read more
04.22.2016 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
Since the N.C. General Assembly passed and Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2 on March 23, there have been multiple interpretations about how... read more
04.13.2016 by
Last month, we welcomed Khari Garvin to the MDC team. Khari is... read more
04.05.2016 by Abby Parcell
Since its inception, the State of the South blog has examined patterns of economic mobility and educational progress across the region, looking at... read more
03.24.2016 by
The musical Hamilton has taken the nation—and MDC—by storm. Hamilton’s writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won a MacArthur “genius grant” last fall and... read more
03.15.2016 by Scott Edmonds
More than one million Southerners benefit from free tax prep assistance with VITA, commonly known as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and... read more
03.11.2016 by Jenna Bryant
Race still plays a big part in who gets ahead in this country, and that stratification is very evident in postsecondary education. While improvements... read more
02.26.2016 by Abby Parcell
“Education makes a difference. Our work is an act of liberation.” Yesterday at Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute of Student Success—DREAM—MDC... read more
02.19.2016 by Abby Parcell
Last month, the GED Testing Service announced that they would lower the passing score for the equivalency diploma. Results from the latest version of... read more
02.10.2016 by Jenna Bryant
The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, understands that career opportunities that pay family sustaining wages... read more