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: 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Expanding educational opportunity in North Carolina

Study Group XVI from Mebane Rash To view an interactive version of this report, click here.


Expanding educational opportunity in North Carolina: Action plan and recommendations

On October 21, 2015, North Carolina leaders in education, business, and government convened to kick off the Public School Forum’s...