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Topic: The New State Board of Education

The NC General Assembly may have stripped the North Carolina State Board of Education of much of its power, but a new chairman and several new Board Members appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper are charting their own path and priorities for education in our state. This week, we talk to the new chairman and two of the newest Board members about where they are focusing their attention.

Guests:

Eric C. Davis, Chairman, State Board of Education 

James E. Ford, Southwest Education Region, State Board of Education

J.B. Buxton, Member-At-Large, State Board of Education

Resources

EdLines

Dems break GOP super-majority in NC Legislature
http://www.wunc.org/post/republicans-lose-supermajorities-north-carolina-general-assembly#stream/0
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article221177370.html
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article221371205.html

New study finds more policing in NC schools does not increase safety
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2018/11/08/does-more-policing-make-middle-schools-safer/

High poverty schools offer fewer advanced courses
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2018/11/08/how-poverty-race-affect-who-goes-college-charts/?utm_term=.4eb805ba8bae

Interview Segments

NC State Board of Education
https://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/

From NC Teacher of the Year to Member of NC State Board of Education
https://www.wbtv.com/2018/10/10/nc-teacher-year-member-nc-state-board-education/

Legislators rejected this NC school board nominee. So the governor appointed him.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article219423260.html

Mark Johnson-NC school board rift directly affects students, chair says
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article218146910.html

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Editor’s Note: 

The NC Center for Public Policy Research has a contract with James Ford’s consulting company, Filling the Gap Education Consultants, LLC,  to conduct a three-year study of inequity in education across North Carolina. 

JB Buxton is former member of EducationNC’s Board of Directors.

Keith Poston

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