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Perspective | 2019: A recap of the year in NC education

From the controversy around reading assessment tools to the release of a court-ordered report on school funding, 2019 has been quite the busy year for education in North Carolina. Today we’ll hear from defendant and plaintiff representatives of the long-running school funding court case known as Leandro, who will give us their insights into the just-released WestEd report. We’ll also hear from two reporters who will talk with us about the biggest K-12 education stories of 2019.


  • JB Buxton, Member At-Large, NC State Board of Education 
  • Melanie Dubis, Partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • Alex Granados, Senior Reporter, EducationNC
  • Jeff Tiberii, Capitol Bureau Chief, WUNC


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