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Public School Forum Releases Top 10 Education Issues for 2019

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The Public School Forum of North Carolina has released its top 10 education Issues for 2019.

Forum President and Executive Director Keith Poston and Senior Director of Policy Lauren Fox presented the list to a sold-out crowd at the fifth annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast in Raleigh on January 23.

The Public School Forum’s Top 10 Education Issues for 2019 are:

  1. Renew North Carolina’s Commitment to Public Schools for the Public Good
  2. Target Rural North Carolina’s Unique Education Challenges
  3. Directly Address Persistent Racial Inequities in North Carolina’s Schools
  4. Seize Historic Opportunity to Advance Adequacy and Equity in School Funding
  5. Recognize that Teacher Recruitment and Retention Starts with Professional Treatment
  6. Strengthen Charter School and Private School Voucher Transparency and Accountability
  7. Eliminate Stress and Stigma in Testing and Accountability Policy
  8. Start at the Top by Investing in School Leaders
  9. Thoughtfully and Strategically Invest In School Safety
  10. Focus on Whole Child, Whole Day

Download the Public School Forum’s full publication and list.

Poston also moderated a panel discussion at the event with award-winning students and educators. Panelists were Beth Embree, 2018-19 NC School Counselor of the Year; Alexa Jimenez, 2018 Latinx 20 Under 20; Freebird McKinney, 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Teacher of the Year; and Tabari Wallace, 2018 Wells Fargo NC Principal of the Year The panel discussion was taped live for a January episode of the Forum’s weekly television program, Education Matters.

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