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GRA moving forward

Stay tuned for an announcement of the 2020 conference dates and location! Due to positive feedback from the conference we are looking to grow and diversify the membership, and we will be launching webinars on specific skills trainings such as social media, mapping, and grants for policy research.

Save the date for the September 12 webinar: Social Media & Boosting. The session will take place on a zoom call from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST. Sign the whole team up here.

We are offering up a prize! We would like for organizations to submit compressed 500-750 word anecdotal submissions that show the most interesting discovery behind your extensive research publications. What missing piece did you uncover? Who was most impacted? Who was the most fascinating person you met along the way? The first submission for publication will receive one free conference registration! 

Send prize submissions, 2020 conference feedback, and possible new member organizations to Nate Barilich of EducationNC.

GRA 2019 wrap up

If you missed the 2019 conference, we can’t wait to see you in July of next year. On the 2019 conference page, you can find the agenda, photos, and policy presentations. Here is a day-by-day overview of the policy spotlights, skills trainings, and more. Six GRA organizations were awarded for their research contributions over the past year. You can find those winners, their reports, and presentations here along with Sam Tyler’s Gruenberg award.

Thomas Ross, president of the Volcker Alliance, was this year’s keynote speaker. GRA President Mebane Rash moderated a Q&A with Ross that touched on the necessity of preserving our democracy. According to Ross, “If we can’t attract talent into public service,” he said, “then government will not only continue to lose trust, it will actually not function well.” Without talent, he said, “our civil society won’t survive.”

“Preliminary assessments compiled by The Associated Press have identified about $1.2 billion in damage to roads, bridges, buildings, utilities and other public infrastructure in 24 states from the floods, storms and tornadoes...”

A new report coming Sunday from @JEFordNCTOY & the Center for Racial Equity in Education (CREED) provides a comprehensive empirical analysis of the current state of racial equity in North Carolina public schools. Stay tuned. #nced #EduColor #TeachinginColor

“North Carolina is not alone. Across the country, cities like Memphis, New Orleans, Denver, and Indianapolis are giving added flexibilities to their schools. In Indianapolis, this effort is called innovation network schools.” @analisasorrells of @NCCPPR

The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. declined so sharply over the past decade that they no longer account for the majority of those living in the country illegally.

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