Category Archives: K-12 education

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on research debunking a myth about a link between North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law and hospitals’ provision of charity care. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal reports that an otherwise problematic N.C. House budget has some good ideas for public education.

Parents’ Permission Important to New Hanover School Board

Last month, I wrote about the kindergarten health assessment form, and then a few days later wrote about how the data from the form was being used in New Hanover County. County Health Officials took information from the form, and compiled a report of where all the “fat” children go to school. The report stated 27%Continue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online reports that the N.C. House’s two-year budget plan would spend about $1 billion more than Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposal. Dan Way’s Daily Journal highlights some disturbing elements of U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recent commencement address at N.C. Central University.

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Senate’s apparent decision to bury an education reform bill passed unanimously in the House. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines somewhat disappointing news from a long-term review of school test results.

NC House should keep testing, Founding Principles reviews

I’m reviewing proposed special provisions associated with H.B. 97, 2015 Appropriations Act (pdf). The House Appropriations Committee on Education recommendation is to strike the following  language currently in Chapter 115C-105.35 of the NC General Statutes. During the 2004-2005 school year and at least every five years thereafter, the State Board shall evaluate the accountability systemContinue Reading

Top high schools in NC

U.S. News and World Report released their annual list of top high schools. The following are the top 20 high schools in North Carolina: Raleigh Charter High School (Charter school) The Early College At Guilford (Guilford County Schools) Woods Charter (Charter school) Weaver Academy (Guilford County Schools) Thomas Jefferson Class Academy (Charter school) East ChapelContinue Reading

A tipping point for school choice

Greg Kaza writes at National Review Online about a significant development in the growth of school choice options nationwide. Arkansas’s recent enactment of a school-choice voucher law is highly symbolic. As the 25th state to adopt school choice, Arkansas became the tipping point in the national debate about the idea. Indeed, soon afterwards, Nevada andContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

There’s something fishy about the property transactions that led two politically connected men to end up with homes on a private island in the Pamlico Sound. Rick Henderson discusses Carolina Journal’s investigation into those transactions during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray outlines top priorities for the N.C. General Assembly for theContinue Reading