As we continue to move through this time of transition and recovery from COVID-19, many critical issues continue to be top of mind for our schools, educators, and students. That includes developing pathways to ensure that all students have equitable access to high quality and well prepared teachers and elevating the importance of social and emotional learning, and identifying and investing in early childhood education so that our children are ready to reach critical milestones as they enter kindergarten. Many of these issues align closely with the goals set forth in the Leandro Comprehensive Remedial Plan that has been submitted to Judge David Lee, and today and next week we’ll talk about that plan and what is needed for the success of students across our state in this two part series.
- Dr. Beverly Emory, Executive Director for the Office of District and School Transformation for the NC Department of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education
- Geoff Coltrane, the Senior Education Advisor to Gov. Roy Cooper
- Dr. Tony Jackson, Superintendent, Vance County Schools
- Brad Wilson, Chair of the Leandro Commission, Executive in Residence at Wake Forest University, and former CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield NC