North Carolina’s public schools have now been closed for two weeks due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and this week governor Cooper announced that they will continue to be closed until at least May 15th. Given these unprecedented circumstances, we are continuing our series on the Coronavirus this week. Today we’ll hear from three of our state’s education leaders who will discuss the impacts on educators and students as well as what schools, districts, and policymakers are doing to reach all of our students during this time of uncertainty. We at Education Matters are practicing social distancing so as you can see, we’re filming in a new format today and our interviews will be conducted virtually.
Dr. David Stegall
deputy superintendent of innovation at the Department of Public Instruction
2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year
Dr. Catherine Edmonds
Superintendent of the Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public School System