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Education Matters – The new NC Teaching Fellows Program

The original NC Teaching Fellows Program was eliminated by the General Assembly in 2011. This year legislators created a new version of the forgivable loan program targeting STEM and special education teachers. We talk with Deans from two of the Schools of Education recently selected for the inaugural class of new Teaching Fellows. We also chat with two leading education reporters about what’s been making headlines in education across the state.

Guests Include:

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

Dr. Ann Bullock, Dean, Elon University School of Education

Kelly Hinchcliffe, Education Reporter, WRAL News

Lisa Philip, Education Reporter, WUNC Radio

RESOURCES

Edlines

Wake County Schools Superintendent Announces Retirement
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article185955583.html
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article186086758.html

Robeson County School Leaders Undecided on ISD
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2017/11/22/robeson-county-officials-vacillating-planned-charter-school-takeover/?platform=hootsuite#sthash.ZfnZ5JUJ.sQOr2EOd.dpbs

Quality Pre-K Boosts Graduation Rates
http://wunc.org/post/new-study-quality-pre-k-boosts-high-school-graduation-rates#stream/0

Interview Segments

NC Teaching Fellows Program web site
https://ncteachingfellows.com/

Teaching Fellows Program Heads Back to Campus
http://nsjonline.com/article/2017/11/teaching-fellows-program-heads-back-to-campus/

Want to be a teacher? These 5 NC colleges were chosen for new teaching fellows program
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article185030128.html

Elon, 4 other schools revive N.C. Teaching Fellows program
http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20171116/elon-4-other-schools-revive-nc-teaching-fellows-program

Leadership Spotlight

Dr. Camille Hedrick, Panther Creek High School, Wake County
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article153753784.html

Keith Poston

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