Moving the needle: Our ongoing need for “knowledge journalism” General

On October 25, 2016, the North Carolina Center became an integral part of EducationNC. We are honored to become part of this outstanding organization!  The first time I sat down and read N.C. Insight, the journal of the nonpartisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, I was 10 years old.… Full story »

The Center now in friendly hands of EdNC General

Sometimes life takes you on a circular path, bringing you back to an earlier highlight moment. So it was this week as the board of directors of the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research turned over the organization’s assets and governance to the executive committee of EducationNC. After covering the 1973-74 General Assembly as the chief capitol correspondent of The News and Observer, I wrote a column observing that North Carolina lacked an independent institution to offer ideas and analysis to its policymakers.… Full story »