Topic: 2017 Outlook – Voices from our Schools
This week we hear from key voices from our public schools – school administrators and teachers. We discuss some of the key issues on the minds of both groups of educators and what they hope to see happen in 2017 in North Carolina.

Guests:
Katherine Joyce
Executive Director, North Carolina Association of School Administrators

Dr. Rodney Shotwell
Superintendent, Rockingham County Schools

Katharine Correll
Director, North Carolina Teacher Voice Network

Doug Price
Teacher, Voyager Academy, Durham, NC

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