It has been a remarkable time for Public Schools First NC. We launched in early February 2013 as North Carolina’s only statewide non-profit organization focused exclusively on pre-K to 12 public education. We have worked diligently since then to build our network across the state and educate the public about the most pressing issues facing our public schools.
We have developed over a dozen fact sheets, researching and compiling critical information about private school vouchers, charter schools, pre-K education, and A-F school performance grades, as well as an analysis of the impact of budget cuts on the classroom. Many other topics are in the pipeline; we always welcome your suggestions where materials are needed.
We followed the General Assembly closely while it was in session and summarized key bills in our detailed weekly Legislative Updates. Since launching, we have issued almost two dozen e-newsletters and action alerts plus another ten press releases, all of which keep North Carolinians and the media informed about important developments affecting public schools.
Through social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, we have found an eager group of concerned citizens scattered across North Carolina and beyond. We have grown to over 5,000 “likes” and reach an audience of tens of thousands on our Facebook page with our daily posts of pertinent news articles and reports.
When we weren’t researching and developing materials or at the State Legislature, we were traveling around the state to keep the issue of public education front and center in the minds of the public. We’ve been gratified by the strong interest these communities have in public education.We continue to travel around our state again, reaching out and sharing information with North Carolinians at new locations. If you would like us to come to your community, please email us at [email protected]
We want to continue the good work of collaborating with teachers, parents, business and civic leaders, students and communities across North Carolina to ensure we have a first-rate public education system that will prepare each child for life.
The work we do is a labor of love, but we need resources to accomplish our goals.
Will you help us by making a tax-deductible donation today?
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING NOW. Thank you.