Category Archives: K-12 education

Berger highlights document linked to DPI dispute

Senate leader Phil Berger’s office has produced a document bolstering Berger’s case in a dispute with State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson. Here’s the news release from Berger: Document Proves DPI Planned to Shift Funds to Help Kids Learn to Read to Protect Bureaucracy Raleigh, N.C. – A public record obtained by Senate leadersContinue Reading






Growing demand for charter schools

Jason Russell documents for the Washington Examiner the growth in parental interest in public charter schools. Enrollment in public charter schools grew by 250,000 students in the 2015-16 school year, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Nationwide, almost 3 million students attend charter schools, nearly three timesContinue Reading






New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that some N.C. lawmakers worry about controversial Common Core standards lingering in the state’s public schools. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal dissects the new, but not necessarily improved, SAT.






New Carolina Journal Online features

This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Wingate University economist Peter Frank about his goals for the Free Enterprise Now curriculum. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal explains why a recent poll should have shared more facts with respondents about the pros and cons of Medicaid expansion.






New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Democratic legislator’s comparison of traditional district schools to “death traps” for some minority students. The Daily Journal highlights one of the the communications world’s largest problems: news reports and P.R. pieces that miss or downplay the most important part of the story.






JLF education expert addresses teacher turnover, retention, compensation issues

Panning the idea of across-the-board pay raises for N.C. public school teachers, the John Locke Foundation’s top education expert nonetheless offered ideas for improving teacher pay and retention during a presentation this afternoon to a legislative study group. Click play below to watch Terry Stoops’ formal remarks to the House Select Committee on Education StrategyContinue Reading






It’s charter school application season!

The headline says it all: Woods Charter School receives a record 1,807 applications for admission. Sadly, few of those who applied will receive an admissions offer, given capacity restraints and restrictions on charter enrollment growth.  The school will conduct their admissions lottery on February 1.   HT: GG






New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. lawmakers appear unconcerned about dubious energy claims tied to Duke Energy’s Green Source Rider program. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal probes the reasons why teachers leave North Carolina classrooms.