Request for Applications – Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions (LENS-NC)

MDC is pleased to announce the opportunity for funding and participation in its learning and action network to advance work on educational equity for young people with learning differences who experience further marginalization due to racism and/or poverty. Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions North Carolina (LENS-NC) – a network partnership between nine NC-basedContinue reading Request for Applications – Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions (LENS-NC)

Remembering Miss. Gov. William Winter, MDC chair emeritus and an inspiration

From left, Gov. William Winter, former MDC Program Director Shun Robertson, retired MDC President David Dodson, and MDC Autry Fellow Anna Shelton-Ormond at a 2015 showing of the documentary “The Toughest Job”  about Gov. Winter at UNC-CH MDC mourns the loss of Mississippi Gov. William F. Winter, who passed away Friday (12/18/20) in Jackson, Miss.,Continue reading Remembering Miss. Gov. William Winter, MDC chair emeritus and an inspiration

LENS NC offers space for new connections and shared dreaming to help students with learning differences

The Oak Foundation has committed over $1.4 million to an 18-month MDC initiative that provides a network of organizations grants and support to advance their work to improve the lives of the one-in-five children who struggle with learning and attention issues, and the less than favorable outcomes for the ones who are low-income students and students of color.Continue reading LENS NC offers space for new connections and shared dreaming to help students with learning differences

We can’t change the South’s past, but let’s make all Southerners part of its future: Op-ed by John Simpkins

Once you realize that Black Lives Matter, what comes next? Across the nation and beyond leaders are finding themselves in the awkward position of needing to address systemic inequities, but they are devoid of the tools or even the language to reckon with our deep history of racial violence and exclusion.
Social justice advocates already are questioning whether this is a movement or a moment; they are worried that that real change will remain illusory.
We can’t let that happen.Continue reading We can’t change the South’s past, but let’s make all Southerners part of its future: Op-ed by John Simpkins

Nine North Carolina organizations selected to address the intersection between race, educational equity, and learning differences

Nine North Carolina organizations focused on education, disability rights, activism, Latino issues, and rural communities were selected to learn more and advance their work at the intersection of race, educational equity, and learning differences through participation in “Learning for Equity: A Network for Solutions,” a learning and action network being created by MDC and Oak Foundation.Continue reading Nine North Carolina organizations selected to address the intersection between race, educational equity, and learning differences