Choose EdNC on Giving Tuesday! And applications for LENS-NC are due tomorrow!

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MDC is pleased to share about an opportunity for funding and participation in a learning and action network to advance learning on creating educational equity for young people with learning differences who experience further marginalization due to racism and/or poverty.

It’s called LENS – NC, which stands for Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions.

Letters of interest are due at 11:59 p.m. December 4, 2019.  Please note that submitting a letter of interest is the preliminary step in applying to be part of the Network. Please direct any questions to edequity@mdcinc.org.

LENS – NC is seeking a mix of participants, including community-based organizations. Please share this information with other organizations in North Carolina that you believe would be interested.


  • NC Opportunity Zones: Secretary DeVos Announces Grant Priority to Support Students in Economically Distressed Communities

    US Department of Education | 11/27/2019

  • The Year’s Best Books About Higher Education

    Forbes | 12/01/2019

  • ‘Raise the Age’ juvenile initiative in NC begins in December

    WRAL | 12/05/2019

  • Connecting Students to Mental Health Care Through Telehealth Technology

    Education Commission of the States | 12/02/2019

  • Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) Results Released Today

    NCES, OECD | 12/03/2019

  • U.S. Students Gain Ground Against Global Peers. But That's Not Saying Much

    Education Week | 12/03/2019

  • Lack of NC budget leaves school construction money, other education items in limbo

    The Charlotte Observer | 11/29/2019


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