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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
02.03.2016 by
New Superintendent of Vance County Schools, Dr. Anthony Jackson, participated in those discussions. Jackson was featured last week in WUNC’s series... read more
01.26.2016 by
On average, national tuition and fees for four-year institutions have gone up 40 percent over the last ten years. Tuition increases are also the norm... read more
01.15.2016 by
In his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama covered a range of important issues—from foreign relations to scientific and tech... read more
01.15.2016 by
We are at a critical moment in early education. According to A Better Start: Why Diversity in Preschool Classrooms Matters, the recent surge in early... read more
01.08.2016 by Jenna Bryant
The beginning of the year always makes me revisit my annual budget, evaluate my savings plan, and start to think about taxes. As I think about the... read more
12.21.2015 by
On this blog and around the office at MDC we talk a lot about economic mobility and the lack of opportunity for upward mobility for many low-income... read more
12.18.2015 by
Here on the State of the South blog, we talk a lot about wealth stratification and how a young person’s chances for economic mobility change based on... read more