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The North Star: MDC's Blog

09.08.2015 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
Pinpointing one all-encompassing reason why healthcare disparities between racial groups in quality and access persist is as unrealistic as waving a... read more
09.02.2015 by Abby Parcell
We’ve detailed here on the blog that where you start often determines how far you can go—and for people born in low-wealth neighborhoods, it often... read more
08.27.2015 by
Today, this city long plagued by poverty and low educational attainment is on its way to becoming a model of open dialogue and shared measurement,... read more
08.20.2015 by Jenna Bryant
Last month MDC embarked on a collective learning experience to understand the role each of us play in reducing racial inequity.
08.13.2015 by
There’s a standard American ideal: if you work hard and jump at opportunities when they come your way, you can be successful no matter where you come... read more
08.06.2015 by
It’s no secret: the quality of a child’s education is one of the most important factors in her future success. It’s also no secret that educational... read more
07.30.2015 by Abby Parcell
Walking along the wide, tree-lined Main Street of downtown Greenville, S.C., it is hard to imagine that just 40 years ago the same path was deserted... read more
07.22.2015 by Abby Parcell
“We are not Greece. I want to know why we say we don’t have enough money to serve these students. We have enough money—we prioritize our spending... read more
07.20.2015 by
This post originally appeared on the NC Policy Watch blog. To learn more about building an innovation economy in North Carolina, check out a new... read more
07.15.2015 by
You’ve heard it before: college isn’t for everyone. People who say that often have a pretty narrow definition of “college”, but in reality,... read more