Topic: Back to School

This week 1.4 million North Carolina children returned to class for the start of a new school year. The new year begins just a little over three months after an estimated 20,000 teachers marched in Raleigh asking the General Assembly for more support for public education. This week we talk to the president of the NC Association of Educators, the group that organized the march, on what was accomplished and what he believes still needs to be done. We also talk to the superintendent of one of the state’s fastest-growing school districts, Johnston County Public Schools, about the challenges and opportunities he sees as the new school year begins.

Guests:

Mark Jewell, President, NC Association of Educators

Dr. Ross Renfrow, Superintendent, Johnston County Public Schools

RESOURCES

EdLines

Teacher events held across the state
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article217128115.html

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools tackles resegregation
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article216791960.html

School lunch programs essential for NC families
https://carolinapublicpress.org/28141/school-lunch-programs-becoming-more-essential-for-north-carolina-families/

Interview Segments

NC Association of Educators
http://www.ncae.org/

Johnston County Public Schools
https://www.johnston.k12.nc.us/

Johnston County 2018 Convocation video
https://vimeo.com/285901002

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