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Education Matters – State Budget Showdown

Topic: State Budget ShowdownJust one day after the General Assembly passed a new state budget, Governor Roy Cooper announced he was vetoing it, citing lack of investment in public education and failure to expand Medicaid to provide health coverage for low income North...

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Education Matters – North Carolina Rock Star Teachers

Topic:  North Carolina Rock Star Teachers The State of North Carolina is fortunate to be home to thousands of exceptional public school teachers. In fact North Carolina leads the nation in the percentage of Nationally Board Certified teachers, the gold standard for...

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Education Matters – The E-Cigarette Epidemic and Students

Topic:  The e-cigarette epidemic and studentsE-cigarettes, Vaping. Juuling. Whatever you know it by, their use is skyrocketing among students. Last week North Carolina became the first state in the country to file a lawsuit against popular e-cigarette maker Juul Labs...

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Education Matters – NC Teachers Marching Again

Topic: NC Teachers Marching Again On May 16th last year, nearly 20,000 North Carolina teachers descended on Raleigh for a march and rally outside the NC General Assembly asking for more support for public schools and respect for the teaching profession. Teachers are...

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Education Matters – Expanding NC’s Teacher Pipeline

Topic:  Expanding NC’s Teacher PipelineOur state’s public schools are facing critical teacher shortages and longer term teaching vacancies. At the same time, enrollment in the state’s teacher preparation programs continue to lag. In response, state leaders have been...

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Education Matters – Talking Testing with Teacher Legislators

Topic: Talking Testing with Teacher LegislatorsThere appears to be a growing bipartisan consensus that we’re over-testing our state’s public school students. There’s also increasing scrutiny over how those standardized tests are being used to assign A-F letter grades...

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Education Matters- Newsmakers

Topic: Newsmakers This week on Education Matters we welcome two educators who are making news. First up is Leigh Kokenes. She’s a School Psychologist in the Wake County Public Schools System and was recently named the National School Psychologist of the Year. We’ll...

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