Resources

Below are links to download publicly available resources that will help set the goals and inform the process of myFutureNC.  If you have any questions related to these or need anything else, please let us know.

Available Materials

CALL TO ACTION FINAL REPORT - FEBRUARY 2019
LISTENING TOUR: A STATEWIDE PERSPECTIVE ON EDUCATION, ATTAINMENT & OPPORTUNITY

Six documents summarize the Challenges and Barriers identified during the Listening Tour (one for each of the different themes), as well as the related Recommendations provided by Listening Tour participants. Where appropriate, we have supplemented participant comments with relevant data from the statewide EducationNC and Gallup surveys.

  1. Foundational Challenges & Barriers to Student Attainment & Related Recommendations
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  2. Structural Challenges & Barriers to Student Attainment & Related Recommendations
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  3. Engagement Challenges & Barriers to Student Attainment & Related Recommendations
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  4. Social/Cultural Challenges & Barriers to Student Attainment & Related Recommendations
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  5. Place-Based Challenges & Barriers to Student Attainment & Related Recommendations
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  6. Fiscal Challenges & Barriers to Student Attainment & Related Recommendations
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  7. Recommendations for Moving the Work Forward
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“Listening Tour: Mid-Point Summary Report”

  • Trip Stallings, Director of Policy Research at the Friday Institute at North Carolina State University
  • myFutureNC June 2018
  • Between February and July 2018, we conducted a series of nine listening sessions, making stops in Greensboro, Lenoir, eastern Wake County, Elizabeth City, Pinehurst, Jacksonville, Kannapolis, Cherokee and Asheboro. We wanted to hear from communities about what they perceived as their region’s economic strengths and identify the education opportunities that are most needed to capitalize on those strengths.
PUBLIC OPINION ON EDUCATION

myFutureNC collaborated with Gallup to conduct a statewide household mail survey of North Carolina residents during August 2018. The study measured residents’ opinions at each level of education available in the state, including early childhood education, K12 schools, two-year community colleges and four-year public and private colleges and universities.

NCIMPACT & EDNC BRIEFS

Through its listening sessions, the myFutureNC Commission heard from communities in the state engaged in impressive efforts to give residents the education and skills needed to thrive in today’s economy. ncIMPACT at the UNC School of Government and EdNC will present program profiles of these local innovations and explain how they support the five themes of the myFutureNC Commission.

  1. Career Accelerator Program (Alamance County)
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  2. STEP (Edgecombe & Nash Counties)
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  3. K-64 (Catawba County)
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  4. Project SECURE (Wake County)
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  5. Project Search (Buncombe County)
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  6. Profound Gentlemen (Mecklenburg County)
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  7. Wilson 2020 Youth Master Plan (Wilson County)
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  8. Gold Rush Grant (Mecklenburg County)
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  9. Made in Durham (Durham County)
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  10. STEM East (12 Counties)
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DATA BRIEF

Carolina Demography, led by Dr. Rebecca Tippett, have compiled a series of four data briefs using the National Student Clearinghouse data to better understand key transition points and the college-going behaviors of North Carolina public high school graduates from 2009-2016.

  1. Access: How many students are going to college? 
  2. Persistence: How many students are still enrolled in postsecondary after their first year?
  3. Success: How many students persist in the postsecondary enrollments to successfully complete a college degree or credential?
  4. Postsecondary Pathways and Barriers to Opportunity: What are the most common pathways through postsecondary? What are the potential barriers to success suggested by pathways that end in stopout or dropout?
POLICY BRIEFS: ATTAINMENT
POLICY BRIEFS AND FACT SHEETS: P12
  • “Advancing Student Achievement & Development in NC: Promising Policies & Practices for the Teaching Workforce”
    • Kevin Bastian, Senior Research Associate, Dept. of Public Policy, UNC Chapel Hill
    • Published by myFutureNC Commission August 2018
    • A strong teaching workforce directly benefits the students of North Carolina and there are opportunities to innovate, refine and better align policies and practices to strengthen the teacher workforce.
  • “North Carolina K-12 Achievement”
    • Douglas Lauen, Associate Professor of Public Policy, UNC-Chapel Hill & Thomas Tomberlin, Director, School Research, Data and Reporting (NC Department of Public Instruction)
    • Published by myFutureNC Commission June 2018
    • Learning begets learning, which means that raising and maintaining achievement takes concerted action across many different levels of schooling.
  • “Improving Educational Outcomes in North Carolina: Aligning Policy Initiatives in PreK through Grade 3”
    • Clara Muschkin, Associate Research Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
    • Published by myFutureNC Commission June 2018
    • Early gains are most likely to persist if educational efforts are integrated in a Pre-K to grade 3 policy framework that emphasizes improved program access, quality and alignment.
POLICY BRIEFS AND FACT SHEETS: POSTSECONDARY
  • “Community College to University Transfer”
    • Mark D’Amico, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, UNC Charlotte & Lisa Chapman, Senior VP/Chief Academic Officer, North Carolina Community College System
    • Published by myFutureNC Commission June 2018
    • Approximately 31% of UNC System students are transfer students upon entry, but North Carolina is behind national figures in some key community college transfer indicators.
  • “Affordability in NC’s Colleges and Universities: Policy Solutions to Minimize Student Debt & Maximize Repayment”
    • Jenna Robinson, President, James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
    • Published by myFutureNC Commission August 2018
    • Many of North Carolina’s colleges and universities are more affordable to broad swaths of the population, but pockets of low graduation rates mixed with high default rates impede progress to reaching an achievable attainment goal.
  • “The Transition from High School to College in North Carolina”
    • Julie Edmunds, Director of Secondary School Reform, SERVE Center at UNC Greensboro
    • Published by myFutureNC September 2018
    • This brief summarizes the skills and supports that students need to make the transition and explores North Carolina’s status on some key measures related to the transition.
  • “Community College to University Transfer”
    • Mark D’Amico, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, UNC Charlotte and Lisa Chapman, Senior VP/Chief Academic Officer, North Carolina Community College System
    • Published by myFutureNC Commission, June 2018
POLICY BRIEFS AND FACT SHEETS: WORKFORCE
  • “A Focus on Non-Completers: One Strategy For Upskilling the Existing Workforce in NC”
    • Anita Brown-Graham, ncIMPACT Director and Professor of Public Law and Government & Catherine Moga Bryant, Executive Director NC Works Commission
    • Published by myFutureNC Commission June 2018
    • Upskilling is a continuous effort that helps people stay current with the requirements of their careers. Far too many North Carolinians lack the skills, work experiences and education to fill the jobs that exist today, never mind those projected to exist in the not too distant future.
  • “Talent Development Pipeline for Youth: Creating a Career-Ready Workforce in NC”
    • James E. Bartlett, II, Ph.D., Co-Director of Community College Leadership Doctoral Cohorts, North Carolina State University & Pamela B. Howze, EdD, Program Director of Work Based Learning, The National Fund for Workforce Solutions
    • Work-based learning offers students real-life work experiences that apply technical and academic skills to develop employability skills.  This talent development pipeline policy brief provides approaches for improving student success that aim to increase educational attainment and labor market outcomes for youth by aligning North Carolina’s talent development pipeline for youth with work-based learning and labor market needs.  
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