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Education Matters – Focus on School Funding

Topic: Focus on School Funding This week we focus on two key issues in school funding. We talk to school leaders about impact of K-3 class size mandate and a search for a solution. We examine a new report that looks at overall school finance reform efforts for North...

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Education Matters – Newsmakers and Newsbreakers

Topic: Newsmakers & Newsbreakers State Budget Director Charlie Perusse talks about Gov. Roy Cooper’s first budget and its focus on education investments in the first half of the show, followed by a discussion with key reporters who cover the ins and outs of...

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Education Matters – Our Vulnerable Students

Topic: Our Vulnerable Students All young people deal with their own unique sets of pressure and stress in their lives that just come from growing up, but certainly two groups of students today are feeling it acutely –children of immigrants and LGBT youth. This week we...

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Education Matters – NC’s Private School Voucher Program

Topic: NC’s Private School Voucher Program The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education has shined a spotlight on programs like NC's Opportunity Scholarship Program that provides state funding for children to attend private, mostly religious K-12...

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Education Matters – The School Calendar Question

Topic: The School Calendar Question You may think education is largely a local issue, but when it comes to the calendar, NC school districts have very little say in when their school year starts, ends or even how many teacher work days they can have. A diverse...

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Education Matters – Talking Education with Gov. Roy Cooper

Topic: Talking Education with Gov. Roy Cooper Newly elected Governor Roy Cooper sits down with Education Matters host Keith Poston for the full half hour in a one-on-one discussion about key education issues facing North Carolina. The interview was taped before a live...

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Education Matters – Digital Learning

Topic: Digital Learning in North Carolina K-12 education is being transformed nationally and here in North Carolina as schools move quickly to take advantage of improved internet connectivity and new digital tools to enhance learning. We’ll talk about the state of...

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