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

Posted By Clayton Henkel On February 7, 2014 @ 10:54 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

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:

  • Diane Ravitch, Research Professor, New York University and author of Reign of Error
  • William Haslam, Governor, State of Tennessee
  • Dan Pink, New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author
  • Rick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Pasi Sahlberg, Director General, Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation in Helsinki, Finland

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.

YouTube Preview Image [6]


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URLs in this post:

[1] 29th annual Emerging Issues Forum: http://iei.ncsu.edu/emerging-issues/teachers-great-economic-debate/emerging-issues-forum/2014-emerging-issues-forum-agenda/

[2] teacher satisfaction: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/12/05/teacher-turnover-in-north-carolina-significantly-higher-than-previous-year/

[3] Anita Brown-Graham: http://iei.ncsu.edu/about-us/staff/#

[4] address: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/06/3597432/teacher-pay-raise-announcement.html

[5] live video-stream: http://iei.ncsu.edu/emerging-issues/teachers-great-economic-debate/

[6] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk2Kvbk3Ihk

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