Clayton Henkel's articles and posts
It's no secret that certain school districts are better funded than others in North Carolina. But new figures released by the Public School Forum of North Carolina highlight troubling disparities in the educational investment made for students across our state’s 100 counties. The new Local School Finance Study notes an ever-widening gap between wealthier counties and those with lower levels of wealth, deepening educational inequities across districts ....
More than 7,000 North Carolina teachers left the profession last year, according to the state’s newest annual teacher turnover report. While legislative leaders say that’s an improvement over recent years, veteran educators remain concerned. State Board of Education member James E. Ford discusses teacher attrition, efforts to retain the state’s best educators while attracting more teachers of color to the profession.
Learn more about Ford’s work at the Center for Racial Equity in Education.
Veteran journalists Lisa Sorg and David Menconi will discuss the State of Newspaper Journalism at this year’s NC Book Festival. Sorg and Menconi were kind enough to give us a preview of their discussion with Steven Petrow. Learn more about the February 22nd event at HQ (310 S Harrington St.) in downtown Raleigh.
Dr. Michael Bitzer, chair of the political science department at Catawba College, discusses the State of the Union, the impeachment trial of President Trump and the outcome of the Democratic presidential caucus in Iowa.
NC Housing Coalition director Samuel Gunter on the disinvestment in public housing, the latest on McDougald Terrace and the impact of spiraling housing costs on North Carolina families.
NC Community College System President Peter Hans discusses the effort to dramatically increase the number of North Carolinians who hold post-secondary degrees or credentials. Click here to learn more about the You Hire Education campaign.