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VITA Awareness Day marks one month until tax deadline

More than one million Southerners benefit from free tax prep assistance with VITA, commonly known as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and today is VITA Awareness day, as we are one month away from the tax filing deadline of April 15, 2016.

Dispatch from the Road: DREAM 2016

“Education makes a difference. Our work is an act of liberation.” Yesterday at Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute of Student Success—DREAM—MDC President David Dodson spoke about the power of a postsecondary credential to improve upward economic mobility.

Expect More Jobs, Education, and Opportunity

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, understands that career opportunities that pay family sustaining wages are important for the Arkansas economy, and that students need to realize the return on investment of postsecondary education within their home state.

Closing the Opportunity Gap in Vance County

New Superintendent of Vance County Schools, Dr. Anthony Jackson, participated in those discussions. Jackson was featured last week in WUNC’s series on rural schools, Perils and Promise.

All the People, Not Just Some

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 innovation to a call for respectful bipartisanship (yes, please!)—but the theme that resonated most for us on the State of the South blog was about


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