How does North Carolina stack up compared to other states when it comes to child well-being? The short answer – not great. This week we explore the key indicators of child well-being and what the state can do to improve the lives of NC children.

Guests:

Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary, NC Department of Health and Human Services
Laila A. Bell, Director of Research and Data, NC Child

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Education Matters – Setting an agenda for education

Topic: Setting an agenda for education A new commission created last year – My Future NC – wants to develop a broad-based education agenda for North Carolina aimed at making the state more competitive. The cross-sector group representing business, education,...

Education Matters – Overhauling Public School Funding

Topic: Overhauling Public School Funding A legislative task force created by the General Assembly in 2017 is considering overhauling the way North Carolina funds public schools. This week we talk with the co-chairs of that task force, Senator Michael Lee from New...

Education Matters – Should NC break up large school districts?

Topic: Should NC break up large school districts? The General Assembly is exploring breaking up the state’s largest school districts. At the same time, a bill introduced last year would allow two communities outside Charlotte to create a system of separate public...

Education Matters – Spotlight on NC School of Science & Mathematics and NC Lab Schools

Topic: Spotlight on NC School of Science & Mathematics and NC Lab Schools One is a brand new partnership between our state university teacher prep programs and K-12 public schools, while the other started in 1980 in Durham, but is now expanding to Western NC. This...

Education Matters – Racial Disparity in School Discipline

Topic: Racial Disparity in School Discipline Black students are being suspended at rates three to four times higher than other students in school districts across North Carolina. Why is this happening and what can be done to address it? Guests: Keith Sutton, Wake...

Education Matters – Schools and Mass Shootings: Policy Implications

Topic: Schools and Mass Shootings: Policy Implications New laws are being considered nationally and here in North Carolina in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. What is happening next in NC and can new...

Education Matters – Mass Shootings in Schools: How can we protect our children?

Topic: Mass Shootings in Schools:  How can we protect our children? The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has sparked a national debate about guns and how best to protect students. This week in the first of two shows, we talk with a...

Education Matters – One-on-one with Lt. Governor Dan Forest

One-on-one with Lt. Governor Dan Forest North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest discusses top education issues including school safety & arming teachers, digital learning, school choice and state of public education. RESOURCES EdLines Parkland school shooting...

Education Matters – Technology and Personalized Learning

This week we visit two elementary schools – Rogers Lane Elementary in Wake County and Perry Harrison Elementary in Chatham County – to learn more about how these schools are using technology to personalize learning for students. Guests Include: Shane Barham,...

Education Matters – Investing Early in our Future

Topic: Investing Early in our Future We talk with leaders from across North Carolina who gathered in Raleigh this week for the 2018 Emerging Issues Forum. This year’s Forum focused on investing early in our children’s education and health and the impact it has on our...
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