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Topic: Setting an agenda for education

A new commission created last year – My Future NC – wants to develop a broad-based education agenda for North Carolina aimed at making the state more competitive. The cross-sector group representing business, education, government, nonprofits and philanthropy plans to craft key goals for the state, along with policy proposals on how to achieve them. This week we’re joined by one of the My Future NC co-chairs as well as Commission’s Executive Director to talk about what they’ve learned so far and what comes next.

Guests

Kristy Teskey, Executive Director, My Future NC Commission

Dale Jenkins, CEO, Medical Mutual Holdings, Co-Chair, My Future NC

Resources

EdLines

NC ranks 37th nationally in teacher pay
http://www.wral.com/nc-ranks-37th-in-nation-for-teacher-pay-39th-in-per-pupil-spending/17504331/

CMS, Matthews battle over charter school law
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article209367619.html
http://www.wbtv.com/story/38007617/behind-the-scenes-of-cms-school-board-matthews-commissioners-meeting-over-hb-514#.WtqTgJdpRIY.twitter
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article209206339.html

Governor Cooper proposes school safety plan
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article209343419.html
http://www.wral.com/cooper-seeks-130m-for-school-safety-mental-health/17497696/

NC Teacher of the Year
http://www.wral.com/nc-s-new-teacher-of-the-year-is-named-freebird-/17500566/
http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20180420/updated-williams-freebird-mckinney-is-nc-teacher-of-year
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/newsroom/news/2017-18/20180420-01

Interview Segments

My Future NC Slides: http://www.ncforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/myFutureNC.pdf

My Future NC Website:  www.myfuturenc.org

My Future NC news stories:
https://www.northcarolina.edu/news/2017/10/My-Future-NC-develop-statewide-attainment-goal-and-education-plan
https://www.unctv.org/watch/unctv-originals/my-future-nc/
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article179257486.html

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Keith Poston

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