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Education Matters – Freshman Year

Topic: Freshman Year When the new NC General Assembly was sworn in last week, about 1/4 of the 50-member Senate were new faces. On the House side, 26 brand new members joined, about 20 percent of the 120-member chamber. That group included 17 Democrats who helped end...

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Education Matters – Legislative Preview

Topic: Legislative PreviewAs a new NC General Assembly returns to Raleigh without a Republican supermajority for the first time since 2012, we’re joined by three respected journalists to discuss what to expect in 2019 in terms of education policy and how the new...

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Education Matters – Importance of Principal Leadership

Topic:  Importance of Principal LeadershipEducation research has shown the single most important school-based factor student’s academic success is the classroom teacher. But research also shows that perhaps the next most important factor is the school principal. Most...

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Education Matters – Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Topic:  Disrupting the School-to-Prison PipelineSatana Deberry campaigned to become Durham County’s next District Attorney advocating for reforms in the criminal justice system, including how students are treated. She’s now one of several new District Attorneys and...

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Education Matters – The New State Board of Education

Topic: The New State Board of Education The NC General Assembly may have stripped the North Carolina State Board of Education of much of its power, but a new chairman and several new Board Members appointed by Governor Roy Cooper are charting their own path and...

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Education Matters – Community Fights School Takeover

Topic: Community Fights School Takeover Carver Heights Elementary School in Wayne County has been picked by the Innovative School District to become the 2nd NC school to be taken over by the state-run program created by the General Assembly in 2016. That takeover will...

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Education Matters – The Color of Law

Topic: The Color of Law Our guest this week is best-selling author Richard Rothstein. He’s a Senior Fellow at the Haas Institute at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute. His research focuses...

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Education Matters – Students and Race

Topic: Students and Race “America To Me” is a new documentary series currently airing on the Starz cable network that was screened this week at events in Durham and Charlotte. Directed by the award-winning director of “Hoop Dreams” Steve James, the series follows a...

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