State: North Carolina


North Carolina
Your Guide to Data and Services for North Carolina

SREB works with North Carolina policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources — plus details on how North Carolina uses SREB’s targeted programs and services.

North Carolina Members of the Board

Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh, ex officio (2021)
Tamara Barringer, State Senator, Cary (2020)
Brandon Gosey, Member, Rutherford County School Board, Ellenboro (2019)
Linda P. Johnson, State Representative, Kannapolis (2017)
Adeniyi Ojutiku, Raleigh (2018)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

North Carolina Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Tamara Barringer, State Senator, Cary
Hugh Blackwell, State Representative, Valdese
D. Craig Horn, State Representative, Weddington
Linda P. Johnson, State Representative, Kannapolis

Publication June 20177 pages

North Carolina
College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.


Publication May 20164 pages

Professional Learning
North Carolina

SREB researchers gathered information on efforts in North Carolina, particularly at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, to foster effective professional learning on the state’s college- and career-readiness standards, the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. In collaboration with SREB states and national experts, SREB identified a set of expected state actions — “look-fors” — in four areas of state leadership in professional learning.


Claudia Rodriguez

MDC Is an Obsession for One North Carolina Teacher

Claudia Rodriguez sums up her excitement about the Mathematics Design Collaborative training with one word — obsessed. “I’m obsessed with the formative assessment lessons (FALs),” the North Asheboro Middle School mathematics teacher explains, referencing the formative assessment lessons she used during MDC training. “The FALs are really so rich in content — in math content and precision — that I love it!”

Katrina Zimmerman

Beginning With the End in Mind

Katrina Zimmerman is a science and technology teacher at Turrentine Middle School in Burlington, North Carolina. Zimmerman spearheads STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at her school and is creating a whole new curriculum for it. She began using the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) strategies in February 2015, adding it as a curriculum tool for her classroom.