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Clayton Henkel

About the author

Clayton Henkel, Communications Coordinator for N.C. Policy Watch, joined the project in November 2009. She is responsible for the project's website and newsletter management as well as production of its weekly "News and Views" radio program.
clayton@ncpolicywatch.com
919-861-2067

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Monday numbers: A closer look at Read to Achieve and early childhood literacy

The State Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2019 this week. Members will discuss the findings of a new statewide report on North Carolina's Read to Achieve program. The initiative passed by the General Assembly in 2012 was designed to insure students could read at grade-level by third grade.

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2018: Year in review – Part I


2018: Year in review – Part I (From Hurricane Florence’s fury, to NC’s recovery to dire new warnings of climate change)

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2018: Year in review – Part II


2018: Year in review – Part II (Major changes in North Carolina’s education leadership)

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2018: Year in review – Part III


2018: Year in review – Part III (From the massive teachers march, to the fight curb gun violence to the future of Medicaid expansion and reform)

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Policy Watch environmental reporter Lisa Sorg


Policy Watch reporter Lisa Sorg discusses some of the top environmental stories of the last year.

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UNC Law Professor Gene Nichol discusses his new book: “The Faces of Poverty: Stories From Our Invisible Citizens”


Gene Nichol is Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina. He was director of the UNC Poverty Center (2008-2015) until it was closed by the Board of Governors for publishing articles critical of the governor and General Assembly. Since 2015, his research has been supported by the N.C. Poverty Research Fund. Nichol is author of THE FACES OF POVERTY IN NORTH CAROLINA: Stories From Our Invisible Citizens (UNC Press, 2018)

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Ciara Zachary, NC Child’s Health Program Director


The number of uninsured children nationwide increased by about 276,000 children last year, the first significant increase in a decade, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.The analysis shows that in North Carolina, 119,000 or 4.8 percent of the state’s children remain without health coverage. We discuss the findings and the need for Medicaid expansion with Ciara Zachary.

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Peg O’Connell of the Hope Center at Pullen


Peg O’Connell of the Hope Center at Pullen discusses the challenges facing youth who age out of the foster care system.

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Common Cause executive director Bob Phillips


Common Cause executive director Bob Phillips on the troubling rush to enact voter ID legislation, allegations of voter fraud in 9th congressional district, and efforts to combat gerrymandered maps.

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