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Education Matters – Inequity in School Funding

Topic: Inequity in School FundingA study released this week by the Public School Forum of NC shows a growing gap in public school funding between the highest and lowest-wealth counties in the state. These funding disparities have a real impact on education, including...

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Education Matters – Exploring Rural-Urban North Carolina

Topic: Exploring Rural-Urban North CarolinaAccording to the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State, people in North Carolina are feeling more disconnected than ever and they want to do something about it. So IEI launched a three-year initiative called ReCONNECT NC...

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Education Matters – Newsmaker Conversations

Topic: Newsmaker ConversationsThe State Treasurer of North Carolina has broad responsibilities over the finances of the state that have big implications for public education including state employee retirement and pension plans, the State Health Plan and how the state...

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Education Matters – Diversity in Teaching

Topic: Diversity in TeachingNorth Carolina’s public schools are becoming increasingly diverse with students of color now making up more than 50 percent of total enrollment. The state’s teaching workforce, however, does not reflect that diversity, with about 80 percent...

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Education Matters – Top Education Issues for 2019

Topic: Top Education Issues for 2019This week’s show was recorded live at the Public School Forum of North Carolina’s Eggs & Issues Breakfast. A panel of award winning educators and students discuss the top education issues facing the state in 2019.Guests:Beth...

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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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