Teachers, state employees caught in the middle as state treasurer, hospitals battle over State Health Plan
By Lindsay Wagner When Wilkes County middle school librarian Susan Ringo recently had a stroke, she came through the medical crisis only to learn she had other undiagnosed congenital health issues that will require a lifetime of medical care at no small cost. She had...
Statement by Keith Poston on the 2019-21 compromise state budget plan
This week in #nced: As NC House and Senate Disagree Over Licensing Issue, Teacher Jobs Are in Limbo; With Growing Calls for More Mental Health Services, States Tackle School Counselor Caseloads
This week in #nced: Virtual Pre-K Still on The Table at General Assembly as Early Childhood Experts Raise Red Flags, Caution Against More Screen Time; NC Surpasses 200 Charter Schools as State Board Approves 10 More
Virtual pre-K still on the table at General Assembly as early childhood experts raise red flags, caution against more screen time
By Lindsay Wagner Among the many education proposals that have surfaced during the 2019 legislative session, few have provoked as much heated debate as this idea: to enact a 3-year pilot program that would provide low-income and military families in ten districts...
The Friday Report May 31, 2019 Public School Forum Honors Jim and Barbara Goodmon with Annual Education Award Nearly 500 educators, business leaders, community stakeholders, government officials and supporters of public schools gathered at the Raleigh Convention...
This week in #nced: ‘The Future of Education’: Rowan-Salisbury Schools Unveils Renewal Plan; Only Low-Performing Schools Can Get Charter-Like Flexibility. Wake Says That ‘Stinks’
This week in #nced:’Nothing’s Really Changed’: NC Teaching Fellows Still Enrolling Mostly White Female Students; School Board Axes Grant Funds For Equity Training
This week in #nced: Without Evidence to Suggest They are Effective, NC Senate Moves to Expand Private School Vouchers and Virtual Charter School Programs; Senate Lowers Performance Standards for Charter Schools, Eliminates Enrollment Cap
Without Evidence That They Are Effective, NC Senate Moves to Expand Vouchers and Virtual Charter Schools
By Lindsay Wagner Relying on sound data when it comes to making decisions around spending North Carolina’s taxpayer dollars should be a no-brainer. However, in spite of the fact that we don’t know if our publicly funded school voucher program produces positive...
This week in #nced: Teachers March on Raleigh to Ask for More Support for Their Students; House Budget Delays Raises Till January Because of ‘Availability’ of Funds
House budget would shred the small amount of accountability that exists for the school voucher program
By Lindsay Wagner Since its inception, North Carolina’s school voucher program has suffered from a stunning lack of transparency and accountability that should safeguard the public’s investment in private schools. The voucher program already makes public dollars...
This week in #nced: Thousands of Teachers will March in Raleigh on May 1. Here are the Event Details; 26 School Districts Cancel Class Ahead of Teacher Rally in Downtown Raleigh
GREENSBORO, NC (April 24, 2019) – 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,...
This week in #nced: Many Kids Can’t Get into NC Pre-K. Now Some Lawmakers Want to Offer Online Preschool; Senators Are Acting on 3 Education Bills Affecting Testing, Reading and Teacher Shortages
This week in #nced: For Rural Schools, Extra Money Could Help Keep The Roof On; Advocating for ‘Our Children’ or a ‘Marxist’ Event? NC’s Upcoming Teacher Protest Draws Debate.
This week in #nced NC Senate Continues Push for Alternatives to Public Schools; The Evolution of School Segregation: The North Carolina Story
This week in #nced: NC House Moves Forward with Changes to A-F School Grades; Bills to Cut K-12 Testing, Challenge Curriculum Materials Advance in House