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June Atkinson to jump with US Army Golden Knights

According to the press release, State Superintendent June Atkinson will join the U.S. Army Golden Knights official aerial parachute demonstration team tomorrow morning, April 21, in a tandem parachute jump. The jump will occur at Maxton Airport, near Laurinburg at approximately 8:30 a.m. State Superintendent Atkinson said she appreciates the opportunity to experience some ofContinue Reading






Economic impact of raising student achievement

Eric Hanushek, Jens Ruhose and Ludger Woessmann just published an amazing analysis of the economic benefits of increasing student performance to match regional, national, and international leaders. According to Hanusheck, Ruhose, and and Woessmann, raising academic achievement to the Minnesota level would produce 1.5 trillion in economic benefits over the next 80 years (the expectedContinue Reading






C’mon, Elon Poll people

The latest Elon University Poll asked 621 North Carolina residents the following question: In general, do you think teachers in North Carolina K through 12 public schools are paid too much, too little, or about right. Predictably, 85 percent of the respondents said that teachers are paid “too little.” Most North Carolinians have no ideaContinue Reading






NC Legislators in the Classroom

NC Department of Public Instruction announcement: NC Legislators in the Classroom: April 18-22 North Carolina’s 2015 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year Steve Lassiter and 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Teacher of the Year Keana Triplett have united in a statewide campaign to bridge the divide between the classroom and the legislative building. At the encouragementContinue Reading






Languishing union gets partial legal victory

The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to eliminate tenure for teachers who obtained it prior to the repeal of the tenure law in 2013.  Associate Justice Bob Edmunds writes, We conclude that repeal of the Career Status Law unlawfully infringes upon the contract rights of those teachers who had already achievedContinue Reading






Turmoil at the NCAE

The troubled North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) is in worse shape than I thought. Courtesy of the National Staff Association and the Education Intelligence Agency:






Roy Cooper and NCAE are BFFs

Yes, that is incoming North Carolina Association of Educators president Mark Jewell snapping a photo at (what appears to be) a Roy Cooper rally.  Go team!  






Diane Ravitch echo chamber coming to town

The Network for Public Education, a radical left-wing advocacy organization founded by Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody, will hold its third annual meeting in Raleigh this weekend.  The conference theme is “And Justice for All: Strengthening Public Education for Each Child.” Featured speakers include Rev. William Barber, Diane Ravitch, Bob Herbert, and others who willContinue Reading






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