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Topic: Leadership Conversations

Cathy Moore was named Superintendent of Wake County Public Schools in May. It’s the largest school system in the state and the 15th largest in the country. She is the first woman and first Hispanic to hold the district’s top job and we talk to her on this week’s show. We also take a look at a new partnership in Johnston County aimed at recruiting more home-grown teachers.

Guests:

Cathy Moore, Superintendent, Wake County Public School System

Brandon Garland, Innovation Officer, Johnston County Public Schools

Dr. Mary Ann Danowitz, Dean, NC State College of Education

Resources

EdLines

State Board Chair Bill Cobey will not seek another term
http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2018/07/20/state-board-of-educations-bill-cobey-will-not-seek-another-term-as-chairman/

Durham School Board adds Spanish interpreters
https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/education/article214638600.html

Wake Forest charter schools drops anti-gay language
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article215040005.html

New study questions benefits of vouchers
https://news.virginia.edu/content/new-study-finds-low-income-students-do-not-benefit-private-schooling

Interview Segments

Wake County School Superintendent Cathy Moore
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article211649359.html
https://www.wral.com/new-wake-superintendent-answers-elementary-students-personal-questions/17574050/

Johnston County Schools Teacher Program
https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/johnston-county-news/johnston-county-schools-ncsu-program-to-train-future-teachers-guarantee-jobs/1297665538
http://wunc.org/post/new-program-johnston-county-aims-bring-its-students-back-teach

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Keith Poston

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