Ep 239: Top Issues at Eggs & Issues 2024 Pt.2
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
2w ago
On May 7, 2024, the Public School Forum hosted its annual Eggs & Issues breakfast. The Public School Forum invited the candidates for Governor and several candidates for the General Assembly to join us to discuss their perspectives on and plans for education. The General Assembly and the Governor play critical roles in education policy and funding in NC. We hope that you will take the time to hear their responses to several education-focused questions ..read more
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Ep 238 Top Issues at Eggs & Issues 2024
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
3w ago
On May 7, 2024, the Public School Forum hosted its annual Eggs & Issues breakfast. At this event, the Forum shares the Top Education Issues and the progress that has been made against them. On this episode Dr Lauren Fox will share our progress on the Top Educational Issues for this biennium. We’ll hear from Mo Green, the Democratic candidate for State Superintendent. Understanding educational issues and hearing from the candidates who will be charged to lead our public schools are important aspects of ensuring that every child in NC has access to a high-quality and equitable education ..read more
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Ep 237: Bring Your Legislator to School Day 2024
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
1M ago
On this episode we’re joined by 2022 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year Leah Carper and Representative Maria Cervania to discuss the second annual Bring Your Legislator to School Day. The event which is organized by Members of the NC Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year Network and the Public School Forum of North Carolina creates an opportunity for legislators to experience the day-to-day reality of North Carolina’s elementary and secondary schools for a better understanding of what is working well for students and educators as well as the challenges they face ..read more
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Ep 236 Embracing the Future of Education Today
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
2M ago
On this episode we’re joined by members of the inaugural North Carolina Flight Crew and Program Manager Wayne Capps. The Flight Crew is a program organized by the NC Center for Afterschool Programs connecting girls from across North Carolina who share a passion for STEM. We’re also joined by education tech consultant Adam Garry and DPI Chief Information Officer Dr. Vanessa Wrenn to discuss the future of AI in North Carolina schools ..read more
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Ep 235 Supporting our Principals
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
2M ago
Today we’re joined by members of the North Carolina Principal of the Year Network to discuss their experiences as principals, approaches to leadership and efforts to help advance our state’s public education system ..read more
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Ep 234 Education is on the Ballot
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
3M ago
It is election season and early voting for the North Carolina primary election is underway. On this episode we’re joined by some education and election experts to discuss which education issues are on the ballot this year, what the outcomes could mean for communities across the state and the value of civic engagement ..read more
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Ep 233 Improving North Carolina’s Teacher Working Conditions
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
4M ago
This episode of Education Matters explores teacher working conditions in North Carolina, why they matter and ways we can all get involved in making improvements. For this discussion we’re joined once again by some outstanding educators, the 2023-24 North Carolina Regional Principals of the Year as well as the 2023-24 Teacher of the Year Kimberly Jones and Dr. Jeni Corn from NC Department of Public Instruction ..read more
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Ep 232 Meet the 2023-24 North Carolina Regional Principals of the Year
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
5M ago
On this episode of Education Matters we’re joined by some outstanding educators, the 2023-24 North Carolina Regional Principals of the Year. They’ve been recognized for their strong leadership and commitment to student success, and on this episode they’ll share some insight on how they’re striving to lead positive learning environments as well as some words of wisdom ..read more
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Ep 231 2023 Roadmap of Need
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
6M ago
On this episode of Education Matters we discuss the Roadmap of Need, a whole-child needs assessment that offers county-level data and rankings to help audiences better understand the needs of North Carolina’s diverse communities. Together we’ll explore the methodology, findings and potential uses of the Roadmap ..read more
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Ep 230 Exploring the Consequences of Private School Voucher Expansion Pt 2
Education Matters
by Public School Forum of NC
6M ago
On this episode of Education Matters we continue our discussion on the recent expansion of North Carolina’s private school voucher program. Commonly referred to as Opportunity Scholarships, school vouchers allow families to use public dollars to subsidize their childrens’ education at private schools. This program used to be specifically for low-income families, but recent legislation has changed that. This episode continues exploring those changes and what exactly they mean for North Carolina students and families ..read more
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