This week’s show looks at the budget passed by the NC Senate, including the key education provisions and a controversial amendment passed at 3 am that appeared to target only Democratic districts for cuts. We talk with Sen. Erica Smith-Ingram whose district was hardest hit. We also talk with former NC Senator Howard Lee about the importance of leadership in education.

Guests include:

Senator Erica Smith-Ingram

Former Senator Howard N. Lee

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Education Matters ep.137 Remote Learning Without Access: Workarounds From Rural Communities Part 2

Through community efforts, partnerships, and new funding, many students without broadband access have been provided loaned devices, wifi-hot spots, and community hot spot access in order to complete school work and continue learning. Today we catch up with teachers in...

Education Matters ep.136 Remote Learning Without Internet Access: Workarounds From Rural Communities

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Education Matters- From Breakfast to Broadband and Back: Parents Insight to Navigating Remote Learning

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Education Matters Ep. 133 Accessibility and Adoption of Broadband

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Education Matters ep. 132- Covid-19 update and Special-Population Students

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