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Education Matters – Exploring rural-urban North Carolina

Topic: Exploring Rural-Urban North Carolina

According to the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State, people in North Carolina are feeling more disconnected than ever and they want to do something about it. So IEI launched a three-year initiative called ReCONNECT NC and this week hundreds of people convened in Raleigh to focus on reconnection between rural and urban areas. The Institute’s Director Leslie Boney joins us talk about the challenges and what they’ve learned so far. We also talk to Wake County School Board Member Keith Sutton who makes some news with an announcement on the show.

Guests:

Leslie Boney, Director, Institute for Emerging Issues, NC State

Keith Sutton, Wake County School Board

Resources

EdLines

Will NC teachers once again get extra pay for master’s degrees?
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article225632570.html

Private Christian school in Halifax approved as a charter school
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article225988980.html

Governor’s School Safety Commission recommends armed police officers
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article225919740.html

Interview Segments

Institute for Emerging Issues
https://iei.ncsu.edu/

Keith Sutton
https://ballotpedia.org/Keith_Sutton

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Keith Poston

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