Category Archives: K-12 education
State legislators in Tennessee have filed a bill that would require high schools to reimburse the community college system for students placed in remedial courses. According to an article published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Last year, Tennessee two-year colleges spent an estimated $18.45 million on remedial classes in areas like math, reading andContinue Reading
The N.C. State Board of Education posted the draft 2013-14 Consolidated Data Report on the their meeting website today. The report, which will be discussed and approved next week, provides state and district-level data on incidents of school crime and violence, short-term suspensions, long-term suspensions, use of corporal punishment, dropout rates, and other measures. Let’sContinue Reading
This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Terry Stoops about the controversy surrounding a redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. history course. Jon Guze’s Daily Journal focuses on a court ruling that challenges the N.C. Department of Transportation’s use of the state Map Act.
If you were born after 1980, you’re a “millennial.” And if you are a millennial, you’re going to ruin America. As a Generation X “slacker,” I know to take these generational generalizations with a grain of salt. But I have to admit that the performance of a representative sample of American millennials on the PS-TRE,Continue Reading
Now that N.C. parents have access to A-F grades for their children’s public schools, the state education establishment is registering complaints. Terry Stoops assesses the new school grades and explains their usefulness for parents during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Sarah Curry explains why state lawmakers made the right choice in allowing historicContinue Reading