Nominate a Leader to be Featured in Education Matters

Do you know a leader in your community supporting our schools and making a difference in the lives of children both in and out of school? We are seeking nominations for individuals to be highlighted in our Leadership Spotlight segmentNominees could be principals, superintendents, teachers, teacher assistants, guidance counselors, parents, students, business leaders, community volunteers, afterschool providers, and more.

Previously on Education Matters

Education Matters ep. 203 NC Beginning Teachers of the Year

Education Matters ep. 203 NC Beginning Teachers of the Year

Today we have the privilege of introducing the 2022 Beginning Teacher of the Year, Xavier Adams as well as one of his students and the beginning teachers of the year from the inception of the program in 2020. For beginning teachers who are just starting from scratch,...

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Education Matters: Celebrating 200 Episodes

Education Matters: Celebrating 200 Episodes

Today is a special day for our show—over the last 5 and a half years, we have been so fortunate to produce 200 episodes of Education Matters that tell the story of why public education in North Carolina is so important for our children, families, and communities. We...

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How to Watch Education Matters

  • Saturday at 5:30 AM & 7:30 PM, WRAL-TV (Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville)
  • Sunday at 8:00 AM, FOX 50 (Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville)
  • Sunday at 6:30 AM and Wednesday at 9:30 AM, UNC-TV’s North Carolina Channel (Statewide).
  • The North Carolina Channel can be found on Time Warner Cable/Spectrum Channel 1276

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Education Matters is hosted by Public School Forum President & Executive Director Mary-Ann Wolf. The 30-minute program will air about 40 times each year on:

  • WRAL-TV – Saturdays at 7:30 pm
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  • FOX 50 – Sundays at 8:00 AM

On each episode of Education Matters, there are two types of sponsorship opportunities – commercials and in-show segment sponsorships. As commitments are received, sponsors and spots will be added to the show schedule. Every effort will be made to accommodate air date preferences. Organizations may choose to sponsor only Education Matters or create a tailored package of Education Matters ads combined with event sponsorships. For more information, visit

About Education Matters

Education Matters aims to provide the public with real facts about the state of public education in North Carolina. The weekly television show  explores everything from the history of public education to the impact of legislation and policy decisions on our public schools. The program is hosted by Mary Ann Wolf, President and Executive Director of the Public School Forum

“The very issue of education, as well as, the teaching profession, rarely receive the coverage deserved and this show is an attempt to move the issue to the forefront.  Our schools, our students, our teachers, our legislators, and communities can all benefit from your efforts.  As a retiree as well as fourth generation NC educator I send you my sincerest thanks.  Keep up the good work.” -Viewer

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