Higher education (page 195)

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    Tie vote keeps some campus police records out of public view

    In baseball, the tie goes to the runner. In an N.C. Supreme Court ruling, a tie means that you revert back to a previous ruling. With one justice not participating in the case, the N.C. Supreme Court tied 3-3 over whether the campus police at Elon University was required to…
    Barry Smith, March 8, 2013
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    DPI on remediation

    During today’s monthly State Board of Education meeting, an official from the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) complained that members of the General Assembly always want to discuss North Carolina’s 65 percent community college remediation rate.  She commented that she did not know where the numbers came from,…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2013
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    Amazing catch by NC State player

    If you overdosed on politics (or anything else) this week, here is a little something for your enjoyment:…
    Terry Stoops, March 1, 2013
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Pat McCrory and both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly have signaled their interest in saying no to both Medicaid expansion and a state-managed health insurance exchange. Rick Henderson discusses the significance of that development in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Americans for Prosperity President…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2013
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis has launched what he calls Education Week for the N.C. General Assembly. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal offers N.C. Republicans advice on handling higher education issues.
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2013
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    Rasmussen: Graduates not prepared for college

    Earlier this week, Rasmussen Reports conducted a national survey of 1,000 likely voters. (FYI: The margin of sampling error was +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.) They asked four questions – overall performance of public schools, college preparedness, workforce preparedness, and textbook bias.
    Terry Stoops, February 21, 2013
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    Forbes column documents Washington’s key role in the ‘student debt mess’

    Who’s to blame for the fact that America’s student debt level has topped $900 billion, a figure substantially higher than either total credit card debt ($693 million) or auto loan debt ($730 million)? Arthur Herman, writing in the latest Forbes magazine, points a finger toward the nation’s capital.
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2013
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    State of the State on Education

    If you missed Governor McCrory’s State of the State address last night, Terry Stoops helpfully outlines it’s major education proposals in his newsletter today.  Vocational education, the Education Cabinet, and the lottery all get a mention.
    Julie Tisdale, February 19, 2013