Topic – NC School Funding Plans

We’ll examine the new report from the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division on how schools are funded today in North Carolina. Are big changes on the horizon? We talk to the study’s lead author, as well as the chairman of the House Committee on Education Appropriations and the top finance officer from Durham Public Schools.

Guests:

Rep. Craig Horn
R-Union County
Chairman of the House Committee on Education Appropriations

Sean Hamel
Principal Program Evaluator
Program Evaluation Division
NC General Assembly

Aaron Beaulieu
Chief Financial Officer
Durham Public Schools

RESOURCES

EdLines
State Board of Education recommends DA investigate Durham charter school diplomas
http://www.wral.com/state-board-of-education-recommends-da-investigate-durham-charter-school-diplomas/16335039/

Cooper is North Carolina’s next governor, but GOP controls legislature. What will change?
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article120140713.html

North Carolina’s A-F school grading system “not aligned” with federal law
http://ajf.org/3397-2/

Interview segments
Method of allocating state funds to school districts could change
https://www.ednc.org/2016/11/17/method-allocating-state-funds-school-districts-change/

Full School Funding Report
http://www.ncleg.net/PED/Reports/2016/K12Funding.html

Final Word
It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/nyregion/it-turns-out-spending-more-probably-does-improve-education.html

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