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03.24.2016 by
The musical Hamilton has taken the nation—and MDC—by storm. Hamilton’s writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won a MacArthur “genius grant” last fall and... read more
03.15.2016 by Scott Edmonds
More than one million Southerners benefit from free tax prep assistance with VITA, commonly known as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and... read more
03.11.2016 by Jenna Bryant
Race still plays a big part in who gets ahead in this country, and that stratification is very evident in postsecondary education. While improvements... read more
02.26.2016 by Abby Parcell
“Education makes a difference. Our work is an act of liberation.” Yesterday at Achieving the Dream’s Annual Institute of Student Success—DREAM—MDC... read more
02.19.2016 by Abby Parcell
Last month, the GED Testing Service announced that they would lower the passing score for the equivalency diploma. Results from the latest version of... read more
02.10.2016 by Jenna Bryant
The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, understands that career opportunities that pay family sustaining wages... read more
02.03.2016 by
New Superintendent of Vance County Schools, Dr. Anthony Jackson, participated in those discussions. Jackson was featured last week in WUNC’s series... read more
01.26.2016 by
On average, national tuition and fees for four-year institutions have gone up 40 percent over the last ten years. Tuition increases are also the norm... read more
01.15.2016 by
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... read more
01.15.2016 by Stephanie Saunders
We are at a critical moment in early education. According to A Better Start: Why Diversity in Preschool Classrooms Matters, the recent surge in early... read more