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A Weekly Look at the Real Stories and Real People in Education Across North Carolina.

Episódios

  • ep. 158 Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity

    ep. 158 Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity

    31/10/2020 Duração: 24min

    The culmination of the Color of Education series this week comes with an exciting launch of the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity. The Flood Center has been created to connect organizations and people who work to address equity, access, and opportunity in education. We are pleased to be joined by several guests engaged in this work, including Dr. Dudley Flood himself. Guests: Alfred Mays, Senior Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Chair Elect of the Public School Forum Board of Directors Dr. Dudley Flood Dr. Beverly Emory, Executive Director of Leandro Implementation, NC State Board of Education

  • Education Matters ep. 157 Policing in Schools and Discipline Disparities

    Education Matters ep. 157 Policing in Schools and Discipline Disparities

    24/10/2020 Duração: 24min

    Today on the show we will discuss racial equity focusing on discipline disparities, the school to prison pipeline, and School Resource Officers. Our goal is to share research, explore what is working and what is not working in various contexts, and consider recommendations for how we support the whole child with an equity lens. Guests: Tyler Whittenberg, Justice System Reform program, Southern Coalition for Social Justice Jovonia Lewis, Durham Public School Board Member Reagan Razon, Student, Enloe High School, WCPSS

  • Ep. 156 Color of Education

    Ep. 156 Color of Education

    17/10/2020 Duração: 24min

    Joining us to discuss the Color of Education are speakers and organizers of the event Guests: Dr. William “Sandy Darity, Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Professor of African and African American Studies, Professor of Economics, Duke University Bettina Umstead, Chair, Board of Education, Durham Public Schools Shannon Bowman, University Connections Liaison/Teacher, Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School, Wake County Public School System

  • ep. 155 Color of Education

    ep. 155 Color of Education

    10/10/2020 Duração: 24min

    We kicked off our third annual Color of Education Summit virtually this week, spotlighting the intersection of race, equity, and education. Joining us to discuss this are speakers and organizers of the event. Guests: Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards, Associate Director of Research, Duke University Cook Center on Social Equity Dr. Lauren Fox, Senior Director of Policy, Public School Forum of North Carolina Danita Mason-Hogans, Program Coordinator, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University Christina Spears, Special Assistant in Wake County Public School System's Office of Equity Affairs

  • Ep. 154A Discussion with the Candidates for State Superintendent

    Ep. 154A Discussion with the Candidates for State Superintendent

    03/10/2020 Duração: 24min

    On today’s show we have a range of topics to discuss with two special guests, Dr. Jen Mangrum, Democratic Candidate for State Superintendent, and Catherine Truitt, Republican Candidate for State Superintendent. I’d like to thank them both for their willingness to run for office and spend time with us today sharing their ideas, vision, and plans for the future of education in NC. Their contributions towards education and this state are much needed for our democracy. Guests: Dr. Jen Mangrum, Democratic Candidate for State Superintendent Catherine Truitt, Republican Candidate for State Superintendent

  • ep. 153 Broadband and Digital Learning

    ep. 153 Broadband and Digital Learning

    26/09/2020 Duração: 24min

    For more than 200,000 homes with students across NC, Broadband access is limited or non-existent. Even when Broadband is available, other barriers to adoption and usage prevent many of our households from being connected. During this pandemic, many students rely on walking to publicly available wifi or buses with Internet access. Districts have been creative with hotspots, park and learns, and other solutions; but they are not long-term or ideal. Overall, this equity issue has been exacerbated during COVID-19 and is leaving some students unable to communicate with their teachers and classmates and struggling to complete school assignments and access digital learning resources as other students with access in their homes. We are also seeing additional divides related to devices and digital literacy. Today, we will discuss the short-term and long-term efforts being made with leaders from different sectors across our state and how we can accelerate the availability of robust, affordable Broadband for all and ho

  • ep. 152 STEM Engagement

    ep. 152 STEM Engagement

    19/09/2020 Duração: 24min

    In last week’s episode, we were able to discuss the need for ongoing STEM investments and exposure to high-quality STEM content, as early as Kindergarten. These discussions bring awareness to the need for collective strategies and intentional collaboration and partnerships within the STEM pipeline. The goal is to ensure that every child has access to high-quality STEM during school and out-of-school time. As we continue these conversations, we will engage educators and program providers, and amplify the voices of youth and young adults. On today’s show, we will discuss with a K-12 STEM educator and a program provider how they are preparing youth to enter a dynamic and ever-changing workforce. At the end of the show, we will hear from youth and young adult participants who have benefitted from high-quality STEM engagement opportunities. Each voice expressed today holds a unique perspective of STEM in North Carolina. Guests: Jose’ Garcia Alvin Powell Itaevia Curry-Chisolm Francis Godoy

  • ep. 151 STEM Funders, Business, and Industry

    ep. 151 STEM Funders, Business, and Industry

    12/09/2020 Duração: 24min

    The world around us is constantly changing and so is the workforce. It is imperative that youth are afforded opportunities to learn by doing, build skills, connect with mentors and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Today, STEM jobs are driving global economic growth, and youth nationwide are getting opportunities to develop an interest in science and gain STEM-related skills. At the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Program’s annual Synergy Conference, we were able to begin this conversation with the STEM Coalition Kickoff Panel. In this two part series, we will continue to discuss the importance of investing in STEM for youth as early as Kindergarten, developing core skills necessary for STEM career pathways, and the impact of STEM on the lives of youth and young adults. Guests: Alfred Mays, Senior Program Officer of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Ron Ottinger, Executive Director of STEM Next Khalia Braswell, Founder and CEO of INTech Camp for Girls

  • ep. 150 School Budgets: Short- and Long-term Impacts on Our Public Schools

    ep. 150 School Budgets: Short- and Long-term Impacts on Our Public Schools

    29/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    COVID-19 has created changes to the school budget landscape across our state. From creating access to broadband to in-person learning costs, there are new and different short and long-term impacts on the budget. Guests: Cathy Moore, Superintendent, Wake County Public Schools Tony Jackson, Superintendent, Vance County Public Schools

  • Ep. 149 School Culture in the World of COVID-19

    Ep. 149 School Culture in the World of COVID-19

    22/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    We are now two weeks into the new school year in NC; and educators, students, and families alike are adjusting to a new normal in either a remote or hybrid setting. We will have the opportunity to hear from a Superintendent, principal, and two students on how they are embracing this experience and ensuring that we have an effective culture to support our students, staff, families, and community. Building a culture does not just happen, it takes purposeful and consistent nurturing and engagement to support students in their academic, social, and emotional learning. Guests: Dr. Bob Grimesey, Superintendent, Moore County Schools Dr. Carrie Tulbert, Principal, Iredell-Statesville Schools Jorge Gomex Mancilla, Super Senior, Vance County Early College Ayanna Anderson, Junior, Vance County Early College

  • Ep. 148 Student Voices and COVID-19

    Ep. 148 Student Voices and COVID-19

    15/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    This week, K-12 students across North Carolina are going back to school. Our public school students are beginning school under what have become known as Plans B and C — and in most districts, that is either a hybrid or a fully remote learning schedule. As of this taping, students in 60 school districts will begin in a fully remote learning setting. Many school districts have shared that the fall, even if it is conducted all online, will not be like March through June of this past school year, when we were just starting out with remote learning. District and school leaders and educators have had a chance to reflect on the spring, engage in professional learning, and plan for what their students need. While this year is certainly different than any other start of a school year that we can remember, it is very important for us to ensure that student voice is considered and heard through the implementation of our learning environments. During this show, we will do just that - hear directly from students across ou

  • Ep. 147 Synergy and Afterschool Programming

    Ep. 147 Synergy and Afterschool Programming

    08/08/2020 Duração: 23min

    As families and school districts work to provide academic, social, and emotional learning opportunities and support for their students, afterschool, before school, and summer programs are key pieces for many children. As an integral part of the learning process, programs teach children foundational skills, like communication, teamwork, and problem solving, and prepare them for the jobs of tomorrow. Today, we will focus on the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs at the Public School Forum of North Carolina and the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, a federal program led by the Department of Public Instruction across the state. Whether remote or in-person, these programs are essential for our students and are an integral part of an important partnership with families, schools and communities. Guests Dr. Sheronda Fleming, Public School Forum of NC Sheneika Simmons, Public School Forum of NC Dr. LaTricia Townsend, Department of Public Instruction

  • ep. 146 Supporting and Lifting Up Teachers in the World of COVID-19

    ep. 146 Supporting and Lifting Up Teachers in the World of COVID-19

    01/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    Supporting and Lifting Up Teachers in the World of COVID-19 While this time of year always seems to involve a great deal of back-to-school talk, this year it is even more so with every conversation involving school plans, district or parent decisions, and imaging what school will be like this year. For teachers, these discussions and issues are at the forefront of their minds, as they prepare for a year like no other. Guests Mariah Morris, 2019 Teacher of the Year Maureen Stover, 2020 Teacher of the Year Matt Smith, Principal of the Year Tamika Walker, NCAE President

  • Ep. 145 Supporting Families with Students in Hybrid and Remote Learning Environments

    Ep. 145 Supporting Families with Students in Hybrid and Remote Learning Environments

    25/07/2020 Duração: 24min

    While schools and districts are struggling to know what to do and how to best meet the needs of our students, the shift to hybrid or remote learning plans have had a dramatic impact on our families and students. During this episode we will meet with four guests who will help us better understand the challenges and also offer some recommendations for how we must continue to improve in our engagement and support of families. Guests Kelley Johnson, Principal/Lead Learner, Innovation Academy at South Campus, Johnston County Public Schools Lisa Godwin, Kindergarten Teacher, Dixon Elementary, Onslow County Schools Dr. Devonya Govan - Hunt, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Parent and President, Charlotte Affiliate, Black Child Development Institute Leslie Welch, Wake County Schools Parent

  • Episode 144-COVID-19’s Impact on Public School Funding

    Episode 144-COVID-19’s Impact on Public School Funding

    18/07/2020 Duração: 24min

    This week, our Governor provided more guidance for schools and districts as they plan for the beginning of a school year like none other. As families make complex and sometimes heart-wrenching decisions to meet the needs of their children, today we will talk to education leaders about what they are grappling with when it comes to finding and securing the resources necessary to safely open our schools in just one month. Guests: Dr. Patrick Miller, Superintendent, Greene County Schools Alan Duncan, Vice Chairman, North Carolina State Board of Education Mike Lee, Vice Chair, Durham Public Schools Board of Education

  • Ep. 143 Safely Starting the 2020-21 School Year

    Ep. 143 Safely Starting the 2020-21 School Year

    11/07/2020 Duração: 24min

    As North Carolina continues to develop plans for safely beginning the 2020-21 school year, we take a look at the possibilities surrounding what next year could bring and what that means for both large and small school districts across our state. Joining us today are Cyndy Bliss, Principal of Myrtle Grove Middle School in New Hanover County, Doctor Barry Williams, Superintendent of Gates County Public Schools, and Cathy Moore, Superintendent of Wake CountyPublic Schools. Guests: Cathy Moore, Superintendent, Wake County Public Schools Cyndy Bliss, Principal, Myrtle Grove Middle School, New Hanover County Dr. Barry Williams, Superintendent, Gates County Public Schools

  • Ep. 142 NC Businesses Supporting Public Schools and Introducing Dr. Mary Ann Wolf

    Ep. 142 NC Businesses Supporting Public Schools and Introducing Dr. Mary Ann Wolf

    04/07/2020 Duração: 24min

    During COVID-19 and the new remote learning environment that North Carolina’s students are grappling with, our state’s business community has stepped up to bridge the digital divide, forming partnerships with local school districts to provide technology and innovative solutions to access school resources. We’ll talk with representatives from Google and Lenovo today on the show about these partnerships, and in another exciting development, we’ll introduce the Public School Forum’s new President and Executive Director — and future host of Education Matters-- Dr. Mary Ann Wolf. Guests: Mr. John Bischof, Executive Director, North America Commercial Category, Lenovo Ms. Lilyn Hester, Head of External Affairs, Southeast, Google Dr. Mary Ann Wolf, Executive Director, Public School Forum of NC

  • Ep. 141 Leandro: Moving from Planning to Action

    Ep. 141 Leandro: Moving from Planning to Action

    27/06/2020 Duração: 23min

    Judge Lee’s Consent Order of January 21, 2020, it directed the State Defendants (SBE/Gov/DOJ representing the State to submit a status report setting out the “Specific actions that the State Defendants must implement in 2020 to begin to address the issues identified by WestEd.” Since then, in the midst of COVID-19, the State and the Plaintiffs have worked to develop the Joint Report issued on June 15 with the required specific actions and investments. Today on the show we discuss the specific Leandro action plan and our students constitutional right to a sound and basic education. We will hear from the State Board of Education on these plans as well as a superintendent and a former student. Guests Mr. James Ford, Member, State Board of Education and Executive Director, Center for Racial Equity in Education (CREED) Ms. Daisy Almonte, Graduate of Sampson County Schools Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., Superintendent, Cumberland County Schools

  • Ep. 140 Spotlight on the Class of 2020 and Reopening our Schools This Fall

    Ep. 140 Spotlight on the Class of 2020 and Reopening our Schools This Fall

    20/06/2020 Duração: 25min

    As COVID-19 continues to present our state and nation with so many challenges with regard to children’s schooling, joining us on the show today is the chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education, Eric Davis, and the Chief Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Susan Gale Perry, to discuss the most recent guidance released about how to safely re-open North Carolina’s public schools for 2020-2021. Also joining us today is Tabari Wallace, Principal of West Craven High School and Matt Wight, Principal of Apex Friendship High School, who represent our high school principals across North Carolina who have done amazing things to honor the 2020 graduating seniors and help them cap off a year that was anything but normal. Mr. Eric Davis, Chair, State Board of Education Ms. Susan Gale Perry, Chief Deputy Secretary, NC Department of Health and Human Services Mr. Tabari Wallace, Principal, West Craven High School Mr. Matt Wight, Principal, Apex Friendship High School

  • Ep. 139Supporting the Social and Emotional Well-Being of School Communities During COVID-19

    Ep. 139Supporting the Social and Emotional Well-Being of School Communities During COVID-19

    13/06/2020 Duração: 25min

    At a time when COVID-19 still presents a significant public health threat, education leaders are working hard to develop plans to keep students physically safe through a variety of remote and in-person learning options for the upcoming school year. But we must remember that there is work to be done to ensure the social and emotional well-being of our students and educators, as well. Today on Education Matters, we talk with leaders with the Public School Forum’s Resilience and Learning Project as well as school counselors and a social worker to learn more about what we need to do to ensure the social and emotional well-being of our school communities across the state. Guests: Segment 1: Elizabeth DeKonty, Director, Forum’s NC Resilience & Learning Project Stacey Craig Riberdy, LCSW, Consultant, Forum’s NC Resilience & Learning Project Segment 2: Garfield Martin, School Counselor, Cooper Academy, Johnston County Carmen White, School Counselor, McGee’s Crossroads Elementary, Johnston County Yvette Richardson,

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