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Gov. Cooper Visits Asheville Elementary School, Highlights Early Childhood Education

Governor highlighting education program.

Gov. Cooper visits Asheville elementary school, highlights early childhood education

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Governor Roy Cooper visited Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville on Friday, March 22, to emphasize the importance of early childhood education as part of his “Year of Public Schools” initiative.

Gov. Cooper at Hall Fletcher Elementary

Governor Cooper Advocates for Early Childhood Education

During his visit to Hall Fletcher Elementary, Governor Cooper interacted with students and emphasized the crucial role that early childhood education plays in building a strong foundation for future generations. He highlighted the potential of young students in the school, stating, “Maybe somebody here at Hall Fletcher could find the cure for cancer.”

Under his “Year of Public Schools” campaign, Governor Cooper has been pushing for increased resources and funding for public education, with a particular focus on expanding pre-k programs across North Carolina. He stressed the benefits of early childhood education, noting that students who have had pre-k experience perform better academically and are more prepared for the learning process.

Investing in the Future

Governor Cooper urged for more attention and resources to be directed towards education, emphasizing that investments in early childhood education yield long-term benefits. He called for increased funding to support educators and provide students with the necessary tools for success.

Local lawmakers and officials have been encouraged by Governor Cooper to spend more time in schools to witness firsthand where additional resources could make a significant impact. This initiative aims to strengthen public education in North Carolina and ensure that students are well-equipped for the future.

Positive Impact on Educators and Students

Asheville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Maggie Fehrman expressed gratitude for Governor Cooper’s visit, highlighting the positive impact it had on both teachers and students. She remarked, “For students to see the governor of their state sitting next to them, asking about their day, and learning phonics with our pre-k students — it was so wonderful.”

Dr. Fehrman emphasized the importance of recognizing the hard work of teachers and appreciated Governor Cooper’s support for the education system. The presence of state leaders in schools has left a lasting impression on educators and students, demonstrating a commitment to fostering a conducive learning environment.

Continued Advocacy for Public Education

Governor Cooper’s visit to Hall Fletcher Elementary serves as a testament to his dedication to improving public education in North Carolina. By championing early childhood education and calling for increased funding, he aims to create a brighter future for students across the state.

As the “Year of Public Schools” initiative progresses, Governor Cooper remains steadfast in his commitment to providing students with the resources they need to succeed. His advocacy for education underscores the vital role that early childhood education plays in shaping strong communities and empowering future generations.

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