Gov. Bev Perdue (page 10)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about potential changes for voluntary supplemental retirement plans set up for North Carolina teachers and school board employees. John Hood’s Daily Journal addresses the basic question: What does North Carolina government do?…
    Mitch Kokai, March 20, 2012
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    You all know the facts…

    “You all know the facts.  There are fewer dollars in the public school system today than there’s ever been…” – Gov. Beverly Perdue, March 19, 2012 press conference We are still waiting for the NC Department of Public Instruction to report local, federal, and capital revenues/expenditures for…
    Terry Stoops, March 19, 2012
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    Pre-K…every which way

    Give Winston-Salem Journal reporter Travis Fain a ton of credit for trying to tease out spending on early childhood education and services in North Carolina.  Fain writes, The N.C. Pre-K program has become the focus of a statewide debate over early education, but it represents only a portion of…
    Terry Stoops, March 19, 2012
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    Public School Forum gets it right on rankings

    In their Friday Report email, the NC Public School Forum argues that per-pupil expenditure rankings, which were published by the National Education Association (NEA) last month, should be viewed in context.  Exactly! Those who spent months perpetuating the myth that North Carolina was 49th in the nation in…
    Terry Stoops, March 9, 2012
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    Preschool: Disadvantaged children benefit, others don’t

    In yesterday’s Daily Journal column, John Hood argued that there is a case to be made for preschool programs that target low-income children.  He wrote, Since the 1960s, several small-scale experiments have demonstrated the potential long-term benefits of intervening early in the lives of poor children who lack stable,…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows reports for Carolina Journal Online that the Hoke County school system has suspended the teacher involved in the recent “chicken nuggets” controversy. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights examples of significant political cooperation between the two major parties in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2012
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    Governor’s Office, DPI coordination?

    A new document available on the NC Department of Public Instruction website, Trends: Growing Student Population, Fewer Adults, Fewer Dollars, (obviously) contends that enrollment growth has outpaced education spending and personnel changes.  The major weakness of the presentation is that the author includes only five years of data. Speaking…
    Terry Stoops, March 5, 2012
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    New at Carolina Journal Online: 2nd Perdue associate pleads not guilty

    The latest Carolina Journal News Report notes that this morning Morganton attorney Julia Leigh Sitton entered a not guilty plea to two felony counts related to her work for the 2008 Perdue for Governor campaign.
    Rick Henderson, March 5, 2012