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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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Education Matters – Back to School

Topic: Back to School This week 1.4 million North Carolina children returned to class for the start of a new school year. The new year begins just a little over three months after an estimated 20,000 teachers marched in Raleigh asking the General Assembly for more...

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Education Matters – Work-Based Learning

Topic: Work-Based Learning Employers across the U.S. and here in North Carolina report they have more jobs available than the number of qualified applicants to fill them. Work-based learning opportunities have been expanding here for both students and educators to...

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Education Matters – Youth Suicide

Topic:  Youth Suicide It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Losing a child for any reason is devastating, but when it’s suicide, family and friends are not only grieving the unexpected loss, they often find themselves confused and guilt-ridden wondering why they were...

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Education Matters – Should schools scrap letter grades?

Topic: Should schools scrap letter grades? Carroll Middle School in Raleigh is scrapping letter grades for a new approach that is gaining traction nationally known as competency based learning and grading. We talk to the school’s principal Elizabeth MacWilliams on why...

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Education Matters – Teens, Social Media and Fake News

Topic: Teens, Social Media and Fake News  The phrase "fake news" was declared the official Collins Dictionary Word of the Year for 2017. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans visited a fake news site in the month leading up to the 2016 presidential election. With technology and...

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