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Closing out the week

Policy expert and Progressive Voices commentator, Steve Jackson argues that investments in early education programs is a cost-effective means of closing the North Carolina’s educational achievement gap. His column, “Investing in poor children pays many times over” is posted on the NC Policy Watch web site.

Chris Fitzsimon closes out the work week with a witty recap of events in the Fitzsimon File.

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Friday, Feb. 16

12:00 PM

Crucial Conversation – Prof. Peter Edelman discusses his new book, Not a Crime to be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America

Prof. Edelman is coming to the Triangle to mark the 50th anniversary of Durham-based nonprofit MDC. His visit is the first of a series of MDC-sponsored events focused on ways that Southern leaders can work together to create an Infrastructure of Opportunity that shapes a South where all people thrive.”