The N.C. General Assembly officially returns to work next April, but lawmakers will spend much of the time during the next six months studying issues and preparing for the so-called “short session” in 2016. Becki Gray assesses the legislature’s top priorities during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.

Terry Stoops analyzes the latest N.C. community college remediation rate, and the Friday Institute for Education Innovation’s Jeni Corn and Trip Stallings will discuss development of a Digital Learning Plan for N.C. public schools.

You’ll hear highlights from UNC President-elect Margaret Spellings’ first media briefing, and you’ll learn why some rank-and-file legislative Republicans are speaking out against capital punishment.