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RALEIGH, NC (June 22, 2017) – The Public School Forum of North Carolina has named Sheronda Witter manager of the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). Sheronda has vast experience in program management, analysis, collaboration and youth...read more
RALEIGH, NC (June 9, 2017) – The Public School Forum of North Carolina announced today the creation of the “NC Resilience and Learning Project” to address the impacts of traumatic childhood experiences on student learning. The project was made possible with support...read more
Public School Forum of North Carolina Elects Tom Williams Chair-Elect; Elects New Board and Forum Members
RALEIGH, NC (June 9, 2017) – The Board of Directors of the Public School Forum of North Carolina elected several new Directors and At-Large Forum members at its June 6, 2017 meeting. The two-year terms officially begin July 1, 2017. The Board of Directors elected Tom...read more
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Join us January 25th for our 2017 Eggs & Issues Eventread more
Below is an excerpt from The Root of Discipline Disparities by James E. Ford, Program Director at the Public School Forum “The Teacher for Those Kids” Having spent my career as a teacher in urban schools with large majorities of black and brown students, I’ve...read more
Below is an excerpt from The Charlotte Observer's article In North Carolina we talk about race and poverty in education. But what about trauma? What if a child who disrupts class and tunes out teachers is traumatized, rather than defiant? “Too often, teachers...read more