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 coalition of stakeholders is hoping to convince the General Assembly to let school systems decide what is best for its students.

Guests:
Dr. Michael Dunsmore, Superintendent, Wayne County Schools
Dr. Terry Stoops, Director of Research and Education Studies, John Locke Foundation
Sarah Martin, Wake County Schools Parent
Julia Lovingood, Senior, Orange High School, Hillsborough

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