On today’s show we have a range of topics to discuss with two special guests, Dr. Jen Mangrum, Democratic Candidate for State Superintendent, and Catherine Truitt, Republican Candidate for State Superintendent. I’d like to thank them both for their willingness to run for office and spend time with us today sharing their ideas, vision, and plans for the future of education in NC. Their contributions towards education and this state are much needed for our democracy.

Guests:

  • Dr. Jen Mangrum, Democratic Candidate for State Superintendent
  • Catherine Truitt, Republican Candidate for State Superintendent

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Education Matters ep. 173 Assessment and Accountability

Many of you are well aware of the state assessments that students in North Carolina take each year and the accountability system that assigns a letter grade to each traditional public school in our state. The Assessment and Accountability systems in our state play a...

Education Matters ep. 172 Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education, care, and support provide our children with the foundation to do well in school and in life and are critical for our families and our state. Our guests are here today to talk about the importance of early childhood learning and support and...

Education Matters ep. 171 The Science of Reading

The data is clear about the importance of children being able to read on grade level by third grade as a foundation of their education and future success. Today, we will delve into some shifts in how we think about early literacy and the direction the state and other...

Education Matters ep. 170 Developing a School Finance System that Provides Adequate, Equitable, and Efficient Resources to Every Child

Our schools require significant human and fiscal resources, and the way our schools are funded is an important key to supporting our schools and ensuring we are able to provide a high-quality and equitable education for all students. Here to talk about it are Jim...

Education Matters ep. 169 A Qualified and Well-Prepared Teacher in Every Classroom

Teachers are the backbone of society, they inspire, motivate, and educate the next generation, which is why recruitment and retention are fundamental when it comes to our teachers. Here to talk more about this topic are Jennifer Bryan, 2021 Southeast Regional Teacher...

Education Matters ep. 168 A Qualified and Well-Prepared Principal in Every School

School leadership is a critical component when it comes to effective learning outcomes. On today’s show, we will be talking with some amazing guests about the system of principal development and recruitment for a qualified and well-prepared principal in every school. ...

Education Matters ep. 167 Equity and Education Policy

Today we are coming to you from the second half of the 7th annual Eggs and Issues breakfast presented by the Public School Forum of North Carolina. Today's discussion on Equity and Education Policy will be hosted by Lauren Fox, Senior Director of Policy at the Forum. ...

Education Matters ep. 166 Annual Eggs & Issues Forum Looks at COVID’s Impact on Education

Today we are coming to you from the 7th annual Eggs and Issues breakfast presented by the Public School Forum of North Carolina. Today's discussion on COVID-19 and Education Policy is part of a two episode series on the Top 10 Education issues for 2021. Here to talk...

Education Matters ep. 165 Looking ahead to 2021 NCGA Long Session for Education

Coming into the new year with an eye toward the transition and recovery from COVID-19 brings changes and challenges to education. Here to speak with us on critical issues are statewide policymakers, State Superintendent Catherine Truitt, State Board of Education Chair...

Education Matters ep. 164 North Carolina After 3 pm: Afterschool Programs Rank 6th Nationally

From supporting social, emotional, and academic development, to providing a safe and supportive environment, Afterschool Programs have been a vital resource for students and their parents, especially during COVID-19. North Carolina is ranked among the top 10 states in...
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