A new website devoted to education news in North Carolina launches in January.
EdNC is founded by Ferrel Guillory, director of the Program in Public Life and Professor of the Practice at the UNC School of Journalism & Mass Communications, and Gerry Hancock, a lawyer, former Democratic state senator, and lobbyist for a group representing poor school districts.
Mebane Rash, formerly of the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research, is EdNC's CEO and editor-in-chief.
In an introductory column, Guillory described the site's mission:
“To produce high-quality journalism to provide North Carolinians with reliable information and analysis that they should have to exercise their responsibilities of citizenship in the governance and day-to-day conduct of public education.
“To enrich the debate and discussion of the huge enterprise that is education, through forging a community of well-informed engaged citizens.”