Public School Forum Of North Carolina

Since 1986, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has been an indispensable and nonpartisan champion of better schools and the most trusted source in the state for research and analysis on vital education issues. We bring together leaders from business, education, and government to study education issues, develop ideas, seek consensus, and ultimately inform and shape education policy. We do that through research, policy work, innovative programs, advocacy, and continuing education for educators and policymakers.

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Perspective | Education Matters: Connecting kids to learning during COVID-19

North Carolina’s public schools have now been closed for two weeks due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and Gov. Cooper announced...

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Perspective | Education Matters: North Carolina’s education leaders respond to the impacts of coronavirus

Right now, the world faces something practically unimaginable — a global pandemic — and its impacts are being felt right...

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Perspective | Connecting student data systems to improve educational outcomes

In an era when our ability to collect data is better than ever, policymakers believe it’s critical that to improve...

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Perspective | Education Matters: Digital citizenship and state superintendent interviews

Today we will dive into digital citizenship and what schools are doing to promote safe and responsible use of the...

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Perspective | Education Matters: Keeping our students safe

Anonymous reporting, safety apps, school resource officers. Do you know how your children are staying safe while in school? Today...

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Perspective | Education Matters – 2020 state superintendent candidate interviews

This year, North Carolinians will elect a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction, as the current State Superintendent, Mark Johnson,...

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Perspective | Education Matters: Making our students and schools safer

Research tells us our schools can be safer places when we cultivate healthy environments in which our students feel they...

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Perspective | Improving teacher diversity in North Carolina

Research says students experience significant academic and emotional benefits from having teachers of color, yet in North Carolina the educator...

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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...

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Perspective | Education Matters – Addressing the teacher pay stalemate

 Addressing the Teacher Pay Stalemate Lawmakers recently adjourned their legislative session without reaching a compromise with Governor Cooper on teacher...

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Perspective | Fair and equitable funding for all of North Carolina’s schools

Nearly a quarter century after a state Supreme Court ruling known as Leandro reaffirmed North Carolina’s constitutional duty to ensure all children...

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Perspective | Addressing the unique rural education strengths and challenges in North Carolina

Did you know that North Carolina is home to 568,000 rural students, the second largest rural student population in the...