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The Downtown School

August 11, 2015

School may still be out for summer, but the CED blog is taking another look at the role that education plays in community and economic development. As earlier posts on teacher housing developments, downtown community colleges, an, most recently, the repurposing of historic school buildings have exam … Continued

Teacher Housing in North Carolina

June 25, 2015

In “Public Schools and Economic Development: What the Research Shows” (2004), Jonathan Weiss demonstrates the increasingly important role that public schools play in an area’s economic development. As businesses consider expanding or relocating into various communities, they look at the level of qua … Continued

Project Based Learning Takes on Future Environmental Challenges

January 22, 2013

Interested in innovation, community development, and education? The US Environmental Protection Agency seems to receive a lot of attention these days for their regulatory role, but they also play an important role in research with numerous programs supporting investigation into new ways of protectin … Continued

2011 Data on NC Civic Engagement Released

November 8, 2011

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. Last year, the NC Civic Education Consortium released the 2010 North Carolina Civic Health Index, a stud … Continued

Improving Civic Assets: The Civic Mission of Schools

August 30, 2011

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. Several blog posts over the past year have addressed results of the North Carolina Civic Health Index. T … Continued

Cabarrus County 4-H Citizenship Focus: One Community’s Proactive Strategy to Develop Civic and Human Capital

May 31, 2011

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. One key aspect of a community’s civic capital is its civil society: the groups and organizations that ma … Continued

North Carolina Civic Health Index Measures Our Civic Capital

November 30, 2010

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. Our communities depend on civic capital. When residents vote in local elections, volunteer to assist tho … Continued

Kinston Promise Neighborhood Gears Up for Planning Year

August 4, 2010

Andrew Guinn is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning, and a CCP intern working in Caswell and Lenoir Counties. Even though the Kinston Promise Neighborhood group has already successfully submitted its grant application to the Department of Education for a one-year p … Continued

Lenoir County Healthcare Career Advancement Study Moving Along

July 22, 2010

Ben Houck is a graduate of the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP Intern working in Lenoir County. I confess this is really my third attempt at this, but the lesson remains the same: occupations are complex. A Medical Technologist is not a Medical Technician, I now understand. An … Continued

Meeting the Educational Needs of Lenoir’s Migrant Youth

July 21, 2010

Andrew Guinn is a graduate student in UNC’s Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP intern working in Caswell and Lenoir Counties. CCP interns recently attended a best practices meeting for North Carolina educators who provide services for out-of-school youth (OSY) in the state.  The OSY … Continued