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Education Matters – Expanding NC’s teacher pipeline

Topic:  Expanding NC’s Teacher Pipeline

Our state’s public schools are facing critical teacher shortages and longer term teaching vacancies. At the same time, enrollment in the state’s teacher preparation programs continue to lag. In response, state leaders have been looking at ways to expand the teacher pipeline, including by recruiting more out-of-state teachers and adding new pathways to teaching careers. This week we talk with several education leaders who are at the center of these efforts to discuss the challenges and the most promising solutions.


Dr. Patrick Miller, Superintendent, Greene County Schools

Dr. Aaron Fleming, Superintendent, Harnett County Schools

Dr. Anthony Graham, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Winston-Salem State University

Dr. Diana Lys, Assistant Dean for Educator Preparation and Accreditation,  UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education



Teacher classroom supply proposal gets mixed reviews (use Mark Johnson press photo)

NC Senate continues push for private school options (use Phil Berger photo)

State Board makes it easier to hire out-of-state teachers (use teacher photo)

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Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.