NC Policy Bridge

Bridging the gap between educators and policymakers


Policy & Pints
Dec
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Policy & Pints

POLICY BRIDGE invites you to discuss the past, present, and future of student assignment in CMS. Learn how the history, demographics, and approaches to student assignment have changed throughout the years, and discuss solutions to this important policy.
 

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2nd Annual ELECTION PRIMER
Oct
20
6:15pm 6:15pm

2nd Annual ELECTION PRIMER

Please join POLICY BRIDGE for a candidate forum on local education policy.  Candidates will have 3-5 minutes each to briefly explain their vision for public education in the region and their position on current education issues.  Following candidate presentations, the audience will have the opportunity to engage the speakers with questions of their own pertaining to topics of interest.

The following BOARD OF EDUCATION - AT LARGE candidates are slated to speak:

JANEEN BRYANT

LARRY BUMGARNER

ELYSE DASHEW

AMELIA STINSON-WESLEY

JEREMY STEPHENSON

LEVESTER FLOWERS

ANGELA AMBROISE

AL AUSTIN (candidate for Charlotte City Council)

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JENNIFER ROBERTS (Democratic Candidate for Mayor)
 

If you are able to attend, please RSVP.*  

We look forward to seeing you there!  

 

 

 

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POLICY & PINTS
Jan
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

POLICY & PINTS

Come learn about education policy issues, engage in discussions, and become part of a movement seeking to unite and connect with legislators and enact positive change in education policy. Policy makers, educators and community members will be discussing the latest education policies, including standards, charter schools, teacher retention and recruitment, and changing demographics in CMS.

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Election Primer
Oct
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Election Primer

Please join Policy Bridge for an evening of local election fundamentals.   In addition to covering basic information such as guiding newcomers through the process of viewing their sample ballot online, the following local candidates and policy personnel will have 3-5 minutes to briefly address how their office influences education, their position on education issues, their thoughts on the sales tax referendum, and the impact of growing enrollment and class size on the future of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools:

 

Julie Eiselt

(Public Policy & Communications at MeckEd)

Rob Bryan

(R – NC House of Representatives District 88)

Eric Cable

(L – NC House of Representatives District 104)

Art Cardenas

(D – Board of Commissioners District 5)

Scott Carlisle

(R – Board of Commissioners At-Large)

Trevor M. Fuller

(D – Board of Commissioners At-Large)

Richard Rivette

(R - NC State Senate District 38)

Margie Storch

(D – NC House of Representatives District 88)

If you are able to attend, please RSVP. 

Additional Details

Map of the Carole Hoefener Center (address in the graphic above).  Free parking will be available in the lot across the street, and the code will be sent to the email address associated with the RSVP.

For additional information, please email ncpolicybridge@gmail.com

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Mar
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Policy and Pints: Discussion and Legislative Engagement Forum

Come learn about education policy issues, engage in discussions, and become part of a movement of teachers who are seeking to unite and connect with legislators and enact positive change in education policy. Local and state policy makers, educators and community members will be discussing the latest education policies, including pay for performance, school calendar flexibility, teacher tenure, and state testing policies.

RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GHBTGFZ

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Nov
9
10:00am10:00am

Education Forum: Panel on School Vouchers, Charter and Traditional Schools

  • 9201 University City Blvd Charlotte, NC 28223 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Staying Ahead Carolina will be hosting an education forum at UNC Charlotte Uptown Campus from 10am - 12am. This forum focuses on public education options in North Carolina. They will address the impact the current economic environment and demands for more educational choices are having on public schools today, Mecklenburg in particular. 

Panelist include:

          Eddie Goodall- President of the NC Charter Public School Association

          Dr. Health Morrison, CMS Superintendent

          Rob Bryan, State House of Representative (author of the legislation of the voucher program) 

 

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Oct
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

NC Teacher Walk Out Committee Meeting

This committee is in response to the NC Teacher Walk Out Day on Nov. 4. We believe that it is not in the best interest of our students or ourselves to strike. This committee will focus on alternatives strategies for teachers to implement to have their voices heard on that day while still remaining in the classroom.

RSVP to Natalie at nparmenter@yahoo.com. Location will be given in response to RSVP .

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Oct
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Merit Pay Committee Meeting

This committee will be meeting to discuss evaluation systems for merit pay and strategic outreach for face to face meetings with legislators in order to push for the implementation of a teacher created merit pay evaluation system.

 

RSVP to Kayti at kstukenberg@policybrigde.org. Location will be given in response to RSVP. 

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Oct
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Education Policy House Meeting

Join the conversations that have been going on across the state over issues in education policy and how they are affecting teachers and students. During these meetings action steps and committees are highlighted as next steps to become involved in the movement to bridge the policy gap.

Please email kstukenberg@policybridge.org to RSVP.

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