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School finance study confirms vast funding disparities across North Carolina

For more than 20 years, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has produced an annual school finance study that...

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Education Matters – Legislative preview and the class size mandate

The General Assembly will re-convene next week for a special continuation of the 2017 regular session. Will the class size...

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Will North Carolina schools see a fix in January for the class size crisis?

North Carolina school districts counting on a January legislative fix to the class size mandate that’s having a big impact...

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Without action, class size mandate threatens Pre-K in some school districts

Without the necessary time and money to build more elementary school classrooms to satisfy the General Assembly’s requirement to lower...

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Education Matters — Black teachers matter

Does having at least one black teacher make it less likely a black student will drop out of school and...

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When it comes to education, it’s past time to put children ahead of politics

As 2016 wound down, North Carolina – and the nation – closed the book on a divisive and unpredictable election...

 

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...

 

Failing schools legislation needs to account for the complexity of the problem of perennially low-achieving schools

A recent study group, sponsored by the Public School Forum, explored the complexities and potential solutions to the challenges of...

 

Elevating racial equity as an education imperative

Neither a conversation nor any real meaningful planning can take place around expanding educational opportunity in North Carolina without addressing...

 

The weight of their experiences: The impact of childhood trauma on learning

On any given day in schools across North Carolina, children are walking through the schoolhouse doors carrying far more than...

 

Expanding educational opportunity in North Carolina: A preview of the Public School Forum’s Study Group XVI action plan and recommendations

  Next week, the Public School Forum will release the final report from its 16th biennial “study group.” The report, entitled,...

 

NC Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) accepting applications for 2016-17 cohort

The following is from the Public School Forum of North Carolina’s July 15 Friday Report Recruitment is under way for...