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In case you’ve been hiding out in a cave, let me be the first to tell you that today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the largest civil rights demonstration in history.

There are many different rallies around the state scheduled to mark the anniversary, and you can find your local rally by checking out my colleague Rob Schofield’s blog post from this morning.

The Washington Post has full coverage of the events commemorating the 50th anniversary, as well as a story about how we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to closing the economic gap between whites and blacks in America.

It’s also Back-to-School week, and you can read a slew of stories that chronicle the experiences of North Carolina’s students and teachers as they head back into the classroom. Last week, I visited an elementary school in Beaufort County to learn how one second-grade teacher prepares her classroom while grappling with years of cuts to personnel and instructional supplies.

Finally, I don’t know about you, but I had a habit of singing in the mirror yesterday when I was a kid, and I ask you – isn’t this every singing kid’s dream come true? Kristin Chenoweth invites a fan on stage to sing a song from the hit Broadway musical Wicked, and let’s just say she got a run for her money.

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