Category Archives: K-12 education

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

State legislators recently debated the flow of Syrian refugees into North Carolina, a controversial private prison maintenance contract, and a closed-door vote to boost the pay of University of North Carolina chancellors. Rick Henderson dissects the General Assembly’s responses to those hot-button issues during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops responds toContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Pat McCrory’s announcement that he will pursue legal action in the controversial case of a transgender public school student’s access to opposite-sex bathrooms and locker rooms. Barry Smith reports state government is moving forward with sales of unused government buildings and other property. Smith also reportsContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has not yet said whether he’ll join South Carolina’s legal brief on the issue of transgender students’ access to restrooms and locker rooms in K-12 schools. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal dispels myths about the latest round of N.C. teacher pay increases.

Don’t tell Matt Damon

One suspects that Matt Damon, the liberal star of the hit movie “The Martian,” would not be thrilled to read the following Fortune magazine blurb about the Andy Weir novel on which the film is based. In a feature titled “The Books That Changed My Mind,” former Intel CEO Craig Barrett offers this assessment ofContinue Reading

NC spends larger share on K-12 education than most

The National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) just published their annual State Expenditure Report.  This latest edition examines state spending for fiscal years (FY) 2013-2015. North Carolina was tied with Washington for 13th highest “elementary and secondary education expenditures as a percent of total expenditures,” spending 23.0 percent in FY 2015. That is upContinue Reading

Walter Williams assesses the latest national NAEP scores

Walter Williams‘ latest column at Human Events explains why the latest edition of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, The Nation’s Report Card, “leaves much to be desired.” When it comes to reading and math skills, just 34 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of U.S. eighth-grade students tested proficient or above — that is, performedContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s decision to back Gov. Pat McCrory’s plea for a halt of the flow of Syrian refugees into the state. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal focuses on public schools’ efforts to handle disruptive students.

NCGA/UNC/ZSRF program retains teachers in high need schools

From an op-ed published in the Charlotte Observer, praising the N.C. New Teacher Support Program: It should be noted the N.C. New Teacher Support Program recently posted a 95 percent retention rate, which is significantly higher than average retention rates in districts across the state. Based on these retention data the New Teacher Support ProgramContinue Reading