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GVP01 North Carolinians Against Gun Violence

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence For 25 years North Carolinians Against Gun Violence has worked as the only statewide non-profit organization dedicated to reducing gun death and injury. According to the CDC, in 2018 1,416 North Carolinians were killed by gun violence – 3.8 lives lost per day. That year, North Carolina ranked 7th nationally for the number …

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June Atkinson, Former North Carolina Superintendent of Education to Speak at May Meeting

We are excited to announce that Dr. June Atkinson, North Carolina Superintendent of Education from 2005-2016 will speak at our May 13 meeting. Dr. Atkinson was the first woman to be elected to the Superintendent position. During her tenure, the state graduation rate increased from 68% to 86%. Click here to register for the meeting …

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Saint Andrews Session Supports Campaign for Equality in Public Education

On March 16, 2021, the Session of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church voted support for an advocacy campaign for Equality in Public Education. Education inequities have existed in North Carolina for centuries. Current efforts to address these injustices began in 1994 with a case brought by 5 counties’ school systems claiming the state had failed to …

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Every Child NC – Lead with Leandro Campaign

As the legislative session began, Every Child NC wrote to Governor Cooper on March 3, 2021 asking him to craft his budget toward fulfilling recommendations of the WestEd task force. Education advocates are encouraged to email the governor, asking him to ‘Lead with Leandro.’ https://everychildnc.org/

ED01 Pastors for NC Children

Pastors for NC Children is an organization dedicated to helping faith communities across North Carolina support our public schools. The organization focuses on the root causes of deficiencies in school policy, financing and resource allocation. They call churches to act toward eliminating the systemic inadequacies and inequities that exist in public education. For more information, …

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ED04 WestEd Study

Leandro Case Action Plan – The State of North Carolina commissioned the WestEd consulting group to prepare an action plan for compliance with the Leandro court case. Download the report here.

ED05 Leandro Case

Leandro Case Overview– In 1994, five poor school systems sued the State, seeking both a declaration that the State had failed to meet its constitutional duties to provide equal educational opportunities for all students and a court-imposed remedy to correct the violation. In 2000, Superior Court Judge Howard Manning ruled that the State had failed …

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