Strategies for Success
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Support Students

To achieve our Vision for education in North Carolina, we must work together to create a seamless system of support that provides every student the opportunity to succeed academically.

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Elevate Educators

To achieve our Vision, we must transform North Carolina’s education systems to make teaching and educational leadership careers competitive with other top professions in the nation, fostering the talent we need to help students become highly skilled, prosperous professionals and well-rounded citizens.

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Raise Expectations

To achieve our Vision, we must create the next generation of learning that is innovative, relevant and stimulating – and is accountable for preparing every student to collaborate and compete in the 21st century economy.

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By 2020, 67 percent of North Carolina Jobs...

will require some post-secondary education. By 2013, only 58% of adults in our state have attained that level of education.

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56 percent of North Carolina's public school...

students come from low-income backgrounds, meaning they enter school – and life – with greater barriers to overcome.

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Only 16 percent of North Carolina students...

graduate high school career and college ready. NC ranks last among states with comparable ACT participation rates, behind Mississippi and Louisiana in composite scores in every subject but math.

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Last year, 40% of North Carolina employers...

reported “absolutely critical” vacancies.

Our Vision
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BEST NC (Business for Educational Success and Transformation in North Carolina) was formed in 2013 to unite an engaged and informed business perspective to dramatically transform and improve education in North Carolina. Throughout 2014, BEST NC convened conversations between key stakeholders and education experts from across the state and the country. Together those stakeholders identified the challenges, opportunities and solutions that became the strategic and comprehensive North Carolina Education Vision.

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Click the button below to read the full PDF of Excellence: North Carolina’s Education Vision (Sept 2015)

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