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In the News

Media CoverageAugust 8, 2017

Diving into N.C. College Access: College Advising Corps

“We want to create new knowledge,” Hurd said of their nationwide strategy. “We want to innovate and experiment and figure out what works.” The organization is building on their efforts to improve North Carolina students’ postsecondary successes.

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Impact Stories


April 6, 2016

Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity in NC

A new study commissioned by the John M. Belk Endowment finds that economic mobility in every region of North Carolina ranks well below the national average, and unless communities create better opportunities, the limited chances of success for a growing portion of the population could jeopardize the state’s economic future. Among the report’s key findings:… FULL STORY >

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Learning Links

May 30, 2017

Aligning Educational Doctorate Programs with Community College Leadership Needs

NC State University has embraced the need to redesign its educational doctorate program to instill critical competencies in emerging leaders. The College of Education is realigning its doctoral program through a partnership with the Aspen Institute, aligning with CPED’s work, and being informed by AACC’s competencies.

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