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Public School Forum of North Carolina: Honoring education leadership and celebrating 30 years

This week, the Public School Forum of North Carolina will celebrate its 30th anniversary and honor three leaders for their contributions...

 

How Governor Martin led on education

Jim Martin is one of modern North Carolina’s most successful political leaders. We’ll know in November whether he’ll remain the...

 

John Dornan: Honoring the Forum’s leader

In late 1985, John Dornan was more than a little dubious about plans for a new “education forum.” As executive...

 

Honoring Jo Ann Norris: A passionate, persistent, patient leader

Who can make a crowd of 300 teenagers and their parents grow deathly quiet when she walks into an auditorium?...

Perspective

Why are so many students of color being suspended?

I spent the entirety of my six-year teaching career in the urban education setting and absolutely loved it. My classroom...

Perspective

Achievement School Districts and Innovation Zones: Systemic solutions or flashes in the pan?

A legislative committee met yesterday to continue considering a controversial proposal to create an Achievement School District (ASD) in North Carolina....

News

Stark differences across North Carolina for young people 

The following is a press release from the Public School Forum of North Carolina A new report released today by...

Featured

Childhood trauma and Compassionate Schools

Yesterday, David Thompson, director of student services at Buncombe County Schools, wrote about the Compassionate Schools model he is implementing...

Perspective

A budget that does not prioritize education

The state budget released by the House and Senate budget conference does not make education a priority for our state....

Featured

Lessons from Singapore

This past July, I was fortunate enough to travel to the countries of Singapore and Malaysia with 40 other North...

Perspective

Cutting TAs defies logic

This was first published in The Charlotte Observer on June 24, 2015. It is published here with the author’s permission. Last...

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A is for Affluent

What would you think if state legislators created a new A-F school grading system based on poverty, giving A’s and...