Last updated: December 02. 2013 11:53AM - 722 Views
Wil Petty Staff Writer jpetty@civitasmedia.com

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State senator Dan Soucek (R-45) will be hosting a panel at the Deep Gap Volunteer Fire Department from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5.

The panel will be on the topic of education, which has faced many changes in North Carolina with new laws passed by the state General Assembly.

“Education remains a critical issue,” Soucek said in a release. “All the recent legislative changes have led to confusion about what’s going on in Raleigh. This Education Forum provides all constituents an opportunity to understand the changes, to voice their thoughts, and to continue discussions with education leaders across the industry,”

Soucek’s district includes Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Caldwell and Watauga counties. The senator also serves as co-chair of the state’s Senate Education Committee.

The panel discussion will focus on the recent changes in the state’s education system. Topics such as tenure, teacher pay and home school legislation will be talked about by the bipartisan panel.

The Deep Gap Volunteer Fire Department is located at 6583 Old U.S. 421 in Watauga County.

Anyone with specific questions they would like to see answered or addressed by the panel can email Soucek at Dan.Soucek@ncleg.net.

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