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Perspective | Education Matters: North Carolina’s education leaders respond to the impacts of coronavirus

Right now, the world faces something practically unimaginable — a global pandemic — and its impacts are being felt right here in North Carolina. The coronavirus is affecting not only our health and business sectors, but it’s also impacting our youth. From online learning, to mental health and food access, schools and families are feeling the effects of the virus and finding ways to adjust to this new reality. This week on Education Matters we want to provide information on this developing situation and what it means for our education community.


  • Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, Senior Director, Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative, The Friday Institute at NC State University
  • Julie Paige Pittman, NC Education Outreach Manager, No Kid Hungry; 2018 Western Region Teacher of the Year
  • Dr. Amanda Allen, Executive Director, Social and Emotional Learning, Johnston County Public Schools


Coronavirus resources and important information from the Public School Forum

Public School Forum of North Carolina

Since 1986, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has been an indispensable and nonpartisan champion of better schools and the most trusted source in the state for research and analysis on vital education issues. We bring together leaders from business, education, and government to study education issues, develop ideas, seek consensus, and ultimately inform and shape education policy. We do that through research, policy work, innovative programs, advocacy, and continuing education for educators and policymakers.