Education Matters – When “A” Means Affluent

Education Matters – When “A” Means Affluent

Topic: When “A” Means AffluentLast week the NC Department of Public Instruction released its annual A-F School Performance Grades for the state’s public schools and they continue to reflect a clear relationship between poverty and student test scores. This week on the...
Education Matters – Trauma-Informed Schools

Education Matters – Trauma-Informed Schools

Topic: Trauma-Informed Schools We know that Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs can lead to long-term health issues as adults, but we’re just beginning to understand the impact trauma has on a child’s ability to learn during the critical early years in school. The...
Education Matters – Innovative Public Schools

Education Matters – Innovative Public Schools

Topic: Innovative Public Schools While school choice and education privatization efforts grab headlines and generate a great deal of activity at the NC General Assembly, a wide array of innovative and transformative efforts are quietly underway in public school...
Education Matters – State Health Plan Standoff

Education Matters – State Health Plan Standoff

Topic: State Health Plan Standoff The North Carolina State Health Plan is managed by the State Treasurer of North Carolina Dale Folwell. His office has been engaged in a bitter battle with the state’s hospitals and healthcare networks over pricing and the contract...