Higher education (page 172)

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    NC State football players exhibit class

    Feel-good story of the day: According to this HuffPost article, the photo below is of two NC State football players who chose to sit with a student who was eating lunch alone.
    Terry Stoops, November 20, 2013
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    Higher Ed tuition study

    The Washington Post has highlighted a report from a higher education non-profit focused on the price of college.  The overall conclusion from the report is that the price of college is rising faster for public schools than private one, more notably in the western states. While Arizona saw…
    Sarah Curry, November 15, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The full General Assembly will wait until May to return to Raleigh, but lawmakers are spending the intervening months studying hot-button issues involving education, health care, property rights, and other critical topics. Becki Gray discusses the work of legislative study committees during the next edition of Carolina Journal…
    Mitch Kokai, November 15, 2013
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    Leef examines for Forbes the college curriculum’s erosion

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses attention on the decline of the value of the college “core” curriculum. At a great majority of schools, the core curriculum long ago gave way to a “distribution requirements” system under which students satisfy their general education requirements by choosing…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, appears to be preparing for a run against Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016. Rick Henderson discusses Cooper’s new role as partisan political candidate during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses North Carolina’s teacher evaluation process,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online about efforts to limit taxpayer risks associated with the State Health Plan. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal analyzes the latest state community college remediation numbers.
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2013
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    Leef asks Forbes readers to consider the impact of online education on traditional colleges

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column ponders the potential impact of online education options on the future of traditional colleges and universities. From the dawn of time until the early 20th century, when people wanted to hear music, they either had to play it themselves or go…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2013
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    The importance and difficulty of reforming higher education

    This year’s legislative session in North Carolina featured major changes focusing on items such as tax reform, regulatory reform, transportation reform, and education reform. But in that last category, there was very little discussion of reforming higher education. Jay Schalin, director of policy analysis at the Pope Center for Higher…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2013