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Top Education Issues 2020

Top Education Issues 2020

This Year’s Top Issue: Take Immediate and Intentional Actions to Meet Our Constitutional Obligation to Provide Each Child a Sound Basic Education RALEIGH, NC (February 18, 2020) – The Public School Forum of North Carolina released its Top Education Issues...

2020 Local School Finance Study

2020 Local School Finance Study

RALEIGH, NC (February 18, 2020) – A study released today by the Public School Forum of North Carolina once again illustrates a chronic and growing gap in local funding for public schools between the highest and lowest-wealth counties in the state. The 2020...

Public School Forum of North Carolina Announces Study Group XVII

Public School Forum of North Carolina Announces Study Group XVII

Efforts Will Target the Unique Education Challenges Facing Rural North Carolina’s Students The Public School Forum of NC is excited to announce the launch of Study Group XVII, which will examine the unique education challenges facing students across rural North...

Yes, “A” Still Stands for Affluent in NC School Performance Grades

Yes, “A” Still Stands for Affluent in NC School Performance Grades

By Lindsay Wagner North Carolina released its annual A-F School Performance Grades this week and they continue to reflect the clear relationship between poverty and students’ test scores.  Of the 21.7% of North Carolina schools that received either a D or F in...

Friday Report – June 14th, 2019

Friday Report – June 14th, 2019

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

Friday Report – June 7th, 2019

Friday Report – June 7th, 2019

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

Friday Report – May 31st, 2019

Friday Report – May 31st, 2019

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...

Friday Report – May 24th, 2019

Friday Report – May 24th, 2019

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’

Friday Report – May 17th, 2019

Friday Report – May 17th, 2019

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

Friday Report – May 10, 2019

Friday Report – May 10, 2019

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

Friday Report – May 3rd, 2019

Friday Report – May 3rd, 2019

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

Friday Report – April 26th, 2019

Friday Report – April 26th, 2019

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

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