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Richard, Alan – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor reported a record-high 6.2 million job openings. Yet many employers report they cannot find the well-prepared candidates they need in the South and across the country. The problem is students' lack of preparation for college and career training. Also in 2017, the ACT college admissions test examined the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Geographic Regions, Educational Improvement
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
The Roadmap of Need is a whole child needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). The Roadmap includes 20 indicators of wellness across four domains: health, youth behavior and safety, education, and economic development. These four domains…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Wellness, Counties
Lee, Emma Swift; Wagner, Lindsay – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2018
For more than 25 years, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has isolated local spending from state and federal spending to examine the capacity and actual effort of counties to support public schools. The annual Local School Finance Study examines not only on the amount that counties spend on schools, but also each county's investment in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Federal Aid, Local Government
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2017
The Roadmap of Need is an in-depth needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). This publication examines 20 indicators of wellness in counties across North Carolina. These indicators contain relevant annual data demonstrating need across North…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Wellness, Counties
Lee, Emma Swift; Ableidinger, Joe – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2017
For more than 25 years, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has isolated local spending from state and federal spending to examine the capacity and actual effort of counties to support public schools. The annual Local School Finance Study examines not only on the amount that counties spend on schools, but also each county's investment in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Federal Aid, Local Government
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2016
The Roadmap of Need is an in-depth needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). This publication examines 20 indicators of wellness in counties across North Carolina. These indicators contain relevant annual data demonstrating need across North…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Wellness, Counties
Lee, Emma Swift; Ableidinger, Joe – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2016
For more than 25 years, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has isolated local spending from state and federal spending to examine the capacity and actual effort of counties to support public schools. The annual Local School Finance Study examines not only on the amount that counties spend on schools, but also each county's investment in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Federal Aid, Local Government
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2016
The Public School Forum of North Carolina has a long history of tackling difficult problems facing public education in the state. Study Group XVI asks: What would it take to give every child in North Carolina the opportunity to receive a sound basic education? The challenges of poverty, racial isolation, and trauma are huge hurdles that require…
Descriptors: Public Education, At Risk Students, Trauma, Racial Bias
Hales, Lauren; Hudgins, Taylor; Starrett, Michael – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2014
The Roadmap of Need is an in-depth needs assessment for North Carolina youth, produced annually by the Public School Forum of North Carolina's Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP). This publication examines the 20 indicators of wellness in counties across North Carolina. These indicators contain relevant annual data demonstrating need across…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Wellness, Counties
Ableidinger, Joe – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2014
For more than 25 years, the Public School Forum of North Carolina has isolated local spending from state and federal spending to examine the capacity and actual effort of counties to support public schools. The annual Local School Finance Study examines not only on the amount that counties spend on schools, but also each county's investment in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Federal Aid, Local Government
Forbes, Sarah; Hales, Lauren – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2013
The North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) is an organization dedicated to increasing access to high-quality afterschool programs, especially for at-risk youth in North Carolina. In 2010, NC CAP created a roadmap of ten indicators to inform policymakers, funders and citizens of areas where North Carolina should make its largest…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Needs Assessment, Wellness, Counties
Swift, Emma – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2013
For more than 25 years the Public School Forum of North Carolina has isolated state and federal spending to examine the capacity and effort counties make to support their schools. The intent of the annual Local School Finance Study is not to blame counties for their effort to support schools, but to examine the capacity and actual effort the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Cody, Christopher A.; Swift, Emma – Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2013
For more than 25 years the Public School Forum of North Carolina has isolated state and federal spending to examine the capacity and effort counties make to support their schools. The intent of the annual Local School Finance Study is not to blame counties for their effort to support schools, but to examine the capacity and actual effort the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2013
North Carolina's education model is based on an agrarian calendar when it comes to time spent in school and on an industrial, factory model for the process of how students are educated. Educational models structured around the agrarian calendar and industrial model served the state well during a time period in the state's history, but that time…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Schedules, Educational Improvement, Strategic Planning
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2011
The goal of the Public School Forum of North Carolina's fourteenth Study Group was to envision and recommend a systems approach in two very broad areas: (1) personnel policies impacting teachers and school administrators and (2) reducing today's dropout rate. Work groups examined how other states and countries approached these two issues.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Personnel, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Education Programs
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