Keith Poston spoke with Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools officials. Here’s a preview of what The Daily Advance said about his visit.

North Carolina is facing critical teacher shortages while more students are swelling the public school system, one of the state’s top education policy experts told local educators and public officials last week.

Keith Poston, president and executive director of the N.C. Public School Forum, based in Raleigh, told Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools officials that North Carolina’s public schools face many major challenges in the coming decades as the Tar Heel State’s population continues to increase and become more diverse.

Additionally, he pointed out, more than half a million of North Carolina’s children live in poverty, and data shows students from traditionally disadvantaged groups are less likely to succeed in school.


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