CALN Awarded Her⁠i⁠⁠t⁠age Founda⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on’s Innova⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on Pr⁠i⁠ze

May 22, 2024

Kayla Maloney

CALN Project Manager

Student-focused school board members, candidates looking to bring change, and advocates for improvement to K-12 education put in the hard work. They live by the dedicated mission to serve students, families, and their communities by selflessly prioritizing student achievement. 

In this climate, you changemakers asked for a resource that could provide trainings, networking opportunities, professional development and support, and the most up-to-date knowledge. That’s how CALN was born. For the past year, we’ve walked alongside you as you worked to improve K-12 education in North and South Carolina. We’re honored to be a part of your community stewardship and good governance strategy. 

In recognition of the work we do together, The Heritage Foundation has awarded CALN their prestigious Innovation Prize! When we win an award, you win an award. By partnering with us, you make our impact possible. For that, we thank you. 

We are honored to stand with you in serving our students and families, and we are grateful to Heritage for helping us make that possible. 

Donald Bryson, CEO of the John Locke Foundation, said upon receiving the award:

“We are 41 years past the Reagan administration’s landmark report titled ‘A Nation at Risk,’ and yet we are still a nation at risk when it comes to student achievement,” “This project from think tanks in North Carolina and South Carolina shows a commitment to improving student achievement and empowering local school board members to strive for excellence for their schools.” 

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