Policy Briefs

A better educated North Carolina is the key to economic prosperity and upward mobility for all citizens.

To close the education attainment gap in North Carolina by 2030, our state must ensure that students have the information, resources, and opportunities they need to prepare for, enroll in, and succeed in college and credentialing opportunities that align with business and industry needs. In 2021, we can begin to close that gap with a dedicated focus on four cross-sector goals:

Our progress will be strengthened by additional attention to two key, cross-goal foundations for success: broadband access, affordability, and adoption; and analysis of attainment data.

2022 Policy Digests

Areas of Focus reflected in the 2021-23 State Budget

2021 Recommended Legislative Actions

Early Childhood Briefs

These briefs address the critical importance of early development, as well as math, language and reading development, and what families and communities can do to promote it.

Policy Briefs