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Education Matters – Hits & Misses: A Legislative Recap

Topic: Hits & Misses - A Legislative Recap The General Assembly just wrapped up its short session for 2018 with a return date of November 27th after the fall election. This week we take a look at what happened in the short session in terms of education by talking to...

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Education Matters – Newsmakers & Newsbreakers

Topic: Newsmakers & Newsbreakers Education has been a mainstay in the headlines in recent years here in North Carolina. This week we talk to one of the education newsmakers, Judge Bob Orr. He’s a former NC Supreme Court Justice who recently represented the State Board...

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Education Matters – Tax Cap Amendment and Education

Topic: Tax Cap Amendment and Education The General Assembly is considering a Constitutional amendment to permanently cap income tax rates in North Carolina. If approved, it would appear on the November ballot along with other Constitutional amendments being proposed...

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Education Matters – NC’s School Building Needs

Topic: NC’s School Building Needs North Carolina public schools have about $8 billion dollars in construction, renovation and repair needs. Cracked walls, outdated inefficient heating and cooling systems and school grounds that look like trailer parks due to the...

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Education Matters – Principal Pay

Topic: Principal Pay Last year the average pay for a principal in North Carolina ranked 50th nationally. The General Assembly responded with new investments and a new plan for how principals are paid. That plan has drawn a lot of criticism because, if unchanged, it...

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Education Matters – Setting an agenda for education

Topic: Setting an agenda for education A new commission created last year – My Future NC – wants to develop a broad-based education agenda for North Carolina aimed at making the state more competitive. The cross-sector group representing business, education,...

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Education Matters – Overhauling Public School Funding

Topic: Overhauling Public School Funding A legislative task force created by the General Assembly in 2017 is considering overhauling the way North Carolina funds public schools. This week we talk with the co-chairs of that task force, Senator Michael Lee from New...

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Education Matters – Racial Disparity in School Discipline

Topic: Racial Disparity in School Discipline Black students are being suspended at rates three to four times higher than other students in school districts across North Carolina. Why is this happening and what can be done to address it? Guests: Keith Sutton, Wake...

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