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Teacher quality, student outcomes bring national experts to Raleigh (video)

National education experts and leading policymakers will be in Raleigh next week for the 29th annual Emerging Issues Forum [1].

The two-day conference, focusing on how teacher quality impacts educational outcomes and economic competitiveness, comes at a time that teacher satisfaction [2] is near an all time low in the Tar Heel state. North Carolina currently ranks 46th in the nation in teacher pay.

Anita Brown-Graham [3], director of the the Institute for Emerging Issues, says this year’s forum provides a chance to discuss how North Carolina can design and fund a competitive compensation system that attracts and retains world-class talent in the teaching profession.

Speakers this year include former NC Governor Jim Hunt and the following national leaders:

Governor Pat McCrory is expected to address [4] the issue of teacher pay when he speaks on Monday.

For those interested in hearing from the speakers on February 10th and 11th, the sessions will be available as a free live video-stream [5].

Brown-Graham joins us this weekend on N.C. Policy Watch’s weekend radio show, News and Views with Chris Fitzsimon, with a preview.

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