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RALEIGH, NC (April 27, 2018) – With the generous support of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the NC Center for Afterschool Programs [NC CAP] has developed a statewide, searchable database for out-of-school time...read more
GREENVILLE, NC (April 26, 2018) – A new report released today by the Public School Forum of North Carolina and its NC Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) highlights large areas of North Carolina where young people are at risk of not succeeding. The report,...read more
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
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