Daily Archives: November 7, 2012
Immediate Appointments First District – Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington Seventh District – Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davie, Iredell, Rowan, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin Chairman (Member-at-large) 2013 Appointments Fourth District – Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, ScotlandContinue Reading
A big win for charter schools in Georgia: Voters approve creation of an independent charter school commission. A big loss in Florida: Amendment 8 would have expanded the types of schools eligible to receive vouchers. It was defeated amid concerns about public funding for religious schools. South Dakota resists education reform: Voters in that stateContinue Reading
Our JLF Director of Research and K-12 Education Studies Terry Stoops called my attention to the following question from the North Carolina state biology exam put together by the Department of Public Instruction. This seems to be a sample question to be used for practice purposes. They call this, and other questions a “released testContinue Reading
The latest exclusive report at Carolina Journal Online focuses on the role new election maps played in North Carolina Republicans’ big legislative gains Tuesday.
Kind of a strange election in North Carolina and the nation. • Nationally, the big question is to what degree the pre-election surveys showing Barack Obama ahead were accurate. They were, and Mitt Romney lost. That doesn’t make Nate Silver some sort of stat god, as you could get to those same conclusions, as we’veContinue Reading