During COVID-19 and the new remote learning environment that North Carolina’s students are grappling with, our state’s business community has stepped up to bridge the digital divide, forming partnerships with local school districts to provide technology and innovative solutions to access school resources. We’ll talk with representatives from Google and Lenovo today on the show about these partnerships, and in another exciting development, we’ll introduce the Public School Forum’s new President and Executive Director — and future host of Education Matters– Dr. Mary Ann Wolf.

Guests:

Mr. John Bischof, Executive Director, North America Commercial Category, Lenovo 

Ms. Lilyn Hester, Head of External Affairs, Southeast, Google

Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, Executive Director, Public School Forum of NC

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