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Thursday, May 18, 2023 -- We have the money and we DO want it invested in our public schools. The 1.5 million public school students in our state deserve it.
Monday, May 8, 2023 -- Pay attention to what is happening before our eyes. It does not matter what party you are in or even who you voted for. The full impact of these proposed changes would be devastating. We would not have the democracy we cherish. We would not have the schools our kids and families deserve. We would not attract businesses to this state.
Monday, March 20, 2023 -- Being aware of the students -- knowing that what they experienced at home may be very different from what they are getting here and even what you've experienced in your life -- making sure you think about that with the choices they make.
Monday, March 6, 2023 -- We have made progress toward a more just and equitable world, but we still have much more work to do. Being willing to shift the way we educate our students and engage them more deeply in class content is a part of that work.
Monday, Feb. 13, 2023 -- We are not talking about throwing money at problems and hoping they somehow get fixed. We're talking about research-based solutions and shifting from viewing education as an expense to viewing it as an investment in our state, our economy, and our communities.
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 -- We must bring in the perspective of students, and when we ask, they have much to say and offer to important discussions and decisions. ... If we want to do what's best for our kids, listening to them is a simple but essential step.
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 -- "We want families to be aware of what we're teaching, how we're teaching it, how they can help at home, and (as) stakeholders in the community. We benefit so greatly from not just donations, but people that are professionals coming in and teaching our kids their skillset."
Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 -- Each of the North Carolina Teachers of the Year definitely gives me hope. I am just so grateful to be able to spend this time with these Teachers of the Year and to share their messages, hopefully even further out into the world and across our state.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 -- The outcome of the soon-to-be-decided races will have far-reaching implications for critically important issues like women's reproductive rights, gun safety, voting rights, the economy, the environment, and of course, education. Research the candidates on your ballot to determine which candidates' commitments align with what you think is best for the future of our children, our state and our country.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 -- In a deliberate and determined manner, the late Judge David Lee brought the opposing sides of the lawsuit - the plaintiffs of students, parents and neglected school systems and defendants that included the state of North Carolina and the State Board of Education - together to reach a consensus developing a methodical, practical and credible program to bring public education throughout the state into compliance with the promise of the Constitution.
Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 -- A new school year has just gotten underway. It is a time of expectation and ambition. We recently had the opportunity to talk with North Carolina's 2022 Principal of the Year and the 2021 and 2022 Teachers of the Year. We asked each what gives them hope as the new school year starts and affirms their faith that education is critical for North Carolina.
By Mary Ann Wolf, Public School Forum
Sunday, July 31, 2022 -- The right to education is unique among the rights guaranteed by the North Carolina Constitution's Declaration of Rights. Unlike other provisions in the Declaration, Article I, Section 15 does not content itself with declaring the right--it expressly imposes a duty on the State to protect it.("The people have a right to the privilege of education, and it is the duty of the State to guard and maintain that right.") That is exactly what the Court should do here,
Friday, July 29, 2022 -- We must seize this moment as parents, as community members, as business leaders, and as public officials to do what our kids need. Demonstrating to our educators and our communities that education is a priority for our state and our families must begin today.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 -- Educating our wonderfully diverse students is very complicated. But, in terms of what we, our state and public education leaders need to do, it's simple. Yes, VERY simple. Put our kids and their needs first. Our kids MUST BE centered as the primary focus of the discussions.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 -- Having a high-quality and well-prepared principal matters - for students, for teachers, and for communities. You can quickly see the impact of the principals' leadership when you walk into the building, and when you walk around with a principal who clearly knows every student by name and even from connections around activities or what is happening in their lives - it changes the school.
Monday, April 25, 2022 -- We need to encourage more individuals to consider education for their careers. Our teacher pipeline has decreased significantly over the past decade, and across North Carolina we are experiencing a teacher shortage in almost all areas and grade levels.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 -- Dr. Dudley Flood: "Everybody cares. Everybody has acted. Everybody has an opinion. Everybody has input. And I do believe everybody has a wish that education would be forthcoming for all the people. I'm not sure I've seen that before at the volume that I now see it."
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 -- North Carolina is fortunate to have resources available to address the needs of our schools and students, the understanding of what is needed, and the will of education stakeholders and policymakers to enact purposeful and effective policies. We must use this critical point in time to lay the groundwork for accelerating investments and innovations in education for all of our students.
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 -- The research shows us how we can make a difference through social and emotional learning and implementing trauma-informed practices. As we strive to ensure that students are prepared for college, career, and citizenship, supporting the whole child is key to their academic, social, and emotional learning and outcomes.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 -- Students who come to school hungry, are living in poverty, have just experienced a traumatic event or have an unstable home life are not in a productive state to learn. Yet despite what we have come to understand, our state's public schools are starved of the school support personnel who can help address some of these needs.
Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 -- Hear the concerns of North Carolina's Regional Teachers of the Year -- their words of motivation for their fellow teachers and communities, and their calls to action.
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2022 -- Hear the concerns of North Carolina's Regional Teachers of the Year -- their words of motivation for their fellow teachers and communities, and their calls to action.
One thing that you may not realize is that many school districts across North Carolina offer a variety of options within the public school system, ones that are high quality and scalable to other districts. Today we'll hear about how North Carolina public schools offer many opportunities for students that are taking shape across our state and preparing our children to compete in a global workplace. Guests: Leigh Ann Lampley, Principal, International School at Gregory, Spanish Immersion Magnet, Wilmington James Hopkins, Principal, Lakewood Elementary Jake Henry, Chief Academic Officer, Participate Learning
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 -- We have the opportunity to forge new and to strengthen existing partnerships between working parents and families, out-of-school time programs, schools, businesses and the community at-large to ensure that all youth statewide thrive, both in and out of school.
This week's Education Matters will discuss the NC Center for Afterschool Programs, with guest host Dr. Sheronda Fleming. Guests include Monica Battle, Rene Flores, Martha Flores, Shannon Ford, Talia Ragland and Kissue Mims.