What's Next for Public Education?

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Public education options in the area are expanding with more charter schools and magnet programs on the horizon, as well as digital technology in the classroom and Common Core Curriculum. It's hard to keep up with all that's happening.

A group of local education experts, including CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison and Eddie Goodall, president of the NC Public Charter Schools Association, are coming together at a public forum coming up Nov. 9 at the UNCC Center City campus to help parents navigate the sea of public school changes, choices and challenges.

I have a 4-year-old. I haven't yet treaded into the public school zones, but it's coming, and coming fast. I believe there are wonderful teachers out there to help educate my child. I come from a family of teachers and know that most teacher's hearts are in the best of places, and that they deserve more. I worry about budgets and zoning. I wonder what's to come. I know I'm not alone in these ponderings about public education for my child. 

If you too are curious, topics at the free forum include public school choices, changes to address students' educational needs, and how various public school entities can coordinate efforts built upon infrastructure and systems, and attendees will have the chance to ask questions of the panel of experts.

The event is open to the public, but registration is required by going to stayingaheadcarolina.eventbrite.com.