Mark Johnson, the NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, began his NC Education & Innovation Tour. Johnson pledged to hear directly from teachers, parents and the community at various stops across North Carolina. The tour is not open to the public, but he may meet with the media after some stops.
Public Schools First NC wants to be sure you have the facts. Learn about the current status of the 2015-17 biennial budget and how it affects public education.
In 2012, most states had exhausted their federal stimulus funding, meaning states had to replace this funding in their education budgets. The National School Report Card report shows that states are still struggling to restore state aid to pre-Recession levels. The report points out the states that are providing fair school funding, as well as […]
The Hechinger Report reveals that over the past decade the funding gap between schools in rich and poor communities has reached 44 percent since 2001-2002. The federal Department of Education points out that the “richest 25 percent of school districts receive 15.6 percent more funds from state and local governments per student than the poorest 25 percent […]
The Public School Forum of North Carolina released a report on the impact of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program. Created in 1986 to solve a shortage crisis, the program recruited top-performing high school students into the teaching profession, offering competitive, four-year scholarships in return for teaching in North Carolina public schools for at least […]
A basic understanding in math and financial literacy is key in determining future academic readiness and success. The increasing demand for STEM talent means a heavier reliance on math performance. However, American students currently underperform in this area, with only 42 percent of U.S. fourth-graders ranking as Proficient on the National Assessment of Educational Progress […]
A report written by the New America Foundation, Beyond Subprime Learning: Accelerating Progress in Early Education, outlines a system for children birth through eight. The system describes the unique roles for everyone interacting with children in order to promote education and positive learning experiences. The following eight actions are necessary to achieve a seamless birth […]