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RALEIGH, NC (March 8, 2018) – Ann Goodnight was named today as the recipient of the 2018 Public School Forum of North Carolina Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award. The Forum established the award in 2000 to recognize leaders who have demonstrated innovative,...read more
Public School Forum of North Carolina Announces the NC Center for Afterschool Programs 14th Annual Synergy Conference
RALEIGH, NC (March 5, 2018) – The Public School Forum’s NC Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) will host its 14th annual Synergy Conference on April 25-27, 2018 at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, NC. This year’s conference theme is Building...read more
RALEIGH (February 8, 2018) — North Carolina’s students, families, teachers and schools badly needed certainty on this K-3 Class Size Mandate issue, which is why we made it #1 in our Top 10 Education Issues for 2018. So we’re very pleased to see the General Assembly...read more
In the News
Children attend Pre-K at Warren County’s Mariam Boyd Elementary School in Warrenton. Photo Credit: Warren County Schools. By Lindsay Wagner Without the necessary time and money to build more elementary school classrooms to satisfy the General Assembly’s requirement to...read more
Originally Published in the Public School Forum's Friday Report on 8/11/17 --- A new principal pay plan enacted this year by the General Assembly drew pointed comments and concerns at last week’s State Board of Education’s (SBE) meeting. The 2017 changes dramatically...read more
By James E. Ford As I arrived at the US Department of Education on Tuesday morning, I didn’t fully know what to expect. I had been invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with fellow former teachers to discuss teacher retention and why we left the classroom....read more