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Education Matters – Black Teachers Matter

Topic: Black Teachers Matter Does having at least one black teacher make it less likely a black student will drop out of school and more likely to go to college? New research on North Carolina students says yes. We also discuss discipline disparities for students of...

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Education Matters – School Takeover Plan Meets Resistance

Topic: School Takeover Plan Meets Resistance The NC Innovative School District, created by the General Assembly in 2016, is set to begin taking over some low-performing schools across the state and turn them over to charter school operators. However, the plan is...

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Education Matters – Principal Pay

Topic: Principal Pay Last year average pay for principals in North Carolina ranked 50th nationally. The General Assembly responded with $35 million in pay raises for school-based administrators and a new principal pay plan. That plan is now generating concerns that...

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Education Matters – Class Size Mandate

Topic:  Class Size Mandate We discuss new K-3 class size mandates from the General Assembly and the dramatic impact they are already having on schools this year, as well as what it may look like next year without legislative action. Guests: Jazzmone Sutton, Music...

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Education Matters – A New Direction for Leandro Case

Topic:  A New Direction for Leandro Case The now 20-year old landmark Leandro case on education quality and equity in North Carolina’s public schools just took a surprising new turn. We talk with Melanie Black Dubis, lead counsel for the plaintiff school districts. We...

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Education Matters – Retiree Health Benefits Elimination

The budget just passed by the NC General Assembly eliminates retiree health benefits for teachers and all state employees hired after January 2021. What will be the impact of this major change in state employee benefits? Guests: Richard Rogers, Executive Director, NC...

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Education Matters – Child Well-Being in North Carolina

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...

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Education Matters – State Budget Focus

With an actual budget in hand with votes this week, we talk with key education advocates for their take on the budget and with two journalists who’ve been covering the budget process about how this came together and what’s next. Guests include: Mark Jewell, President,...

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