RALEIGH NC (January 4, 2017) – The Public School Forum of North Carolina’s weekly television program Education Matters will now be able to reach all North Carolinians when it launches on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Channel beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017. Hosted by Keith Poston, president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina, Education Matters will air every Sunday, at 9 AM, and encore Mondays, at 3 PM, on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Channel. The show will continue to air on Saturday nights at 7:30 PM on WRAL-TV in the Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville market.

This 30-minute television program, created by the Public School Forum of North Carolina, provides facts about public education in North Carolina. Each week Education Matters covers key issues such as teacher pay and recruitment, early childhood education, Hurricane Matthew recovery, principal pay and NC’s teacher pipeline.

“We created Education Matters to help the public understand the key issues affecting education in our state, how education policy decisions play out in our schools, and what kind of impact these policies are having on our students and teachers,” said Poston. “We are thrilled to partner with UNC-TV and its North Carolina Channel to expand our show’s reach across the entire state.”

The program is also available online at www.ncforum.org. Viewers can follow Education Matters on Twitter at @NCEDmatters.

About the Public School Forum of North Carolina

Since 1986, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has been an indispensable and nonpartisan champion of better schools and the most trusted source in the state for research and analysis on vital education issues. The Public School Forum of North Carolina brings together leaders from business, education and government to study education issues, develop ideas, seek consensus and ultimately inform and shape education policy through research, policy work, innovative programs, advocacy and continuing education for educators and policymakers. Follow the Public School Forum of North Carolina on Twitter @theNCForum and visit www.ncforum.org for more information.

About the North Carolina Channel

The North Carolina Channel is the newest addition to UNC-TV’s diverse series of broadcast channels and the fourth over-the-air program service. The North Carolina Channel focuses on civic affairs, issues, entertainment and educational programs relevant to North Carolina. The North Carolina Channel is accessible to virtually all viewers in North Carolina, as well as those near the border of neighboring states. The North Carolina Channel can be viewed on Time Warner Cable channel 1276 and over-the-air on the following channels:

Asheville 33.4/25.4 Edenton/Columbia 2.4/20.4 Lumberton 31.4
Canton/Waynesville 27.4 Greenville 25.4/23.4 Roanoke Rapids 36.4
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill 4.4/25.4 Jacksonville 19.4 Wilmington 39.4/29.4
Charlotte/Concord 58.4/44.4 Linville 17.4 Winston-Salem 26.4/32.4


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