K-12 education

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters and taxpayers might hear sharply contrasting messages over the next four years from their Democratic governor and Republican lieutenant governor. Rick Henderson compares Gov. Roy Cooper and new Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses N.C. families’…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on potential gains for school choice in the 2021 N.C. legislative session. Ray Nothstine’s Daily Journal highlights a military veteran from North Carolina who is facing political intimidation.
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on a study that says it’s safe to reopen schools in counties with low COVID-19 hospitalization rates. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges us to protect the right to be wrong.
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
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    Wake County Schools is the latest district to ignore the scientific consensus on COVID

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the latest: Wake County students will not return to in-person instruction for at least another month due to concerns about rising COVID-19 numbers in the community. The Wake County school board voted 7-2 on Thursday to continue with…
    Terry Stoops, January 15, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online on a group promoting a 40% funding increase for North Carolina’s Department of Transportation, despite an audit showing excess spending. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights radical changes in North Carolina’s public school social studies standards.
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021
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    School re-openings and COVID-19: what are we learning?

    Do school re-openings dramatically increase the chance of contracting Covid-19? The conventional wisdom said yes and helped to justify school closures and transitions to virtual learning. Nearly ten months into a pandemic, however, no one is happy with the paths many schools have taken; teachers are anxious and tressed; students…
    Bob Luebke, January 14, 2021
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    NCAE begs Cooper for immediate and significant executive action

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) sent a letter to Gov. Cooper, imploring him to “take immediate and significant executive action to again curb community spread of this virus until such time that infection rates are again under control.” Curiously, NCAE leaders fail to identify what constitutes…
    Terry Stoops, January 14, 2021
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    School choice can help mend our cultural conflicts

    With civic and political conflict headlining the news nearly every day, I’ve been searching for a bright spot on which to pin my hopes for reconciliation in this country. I’ve found a glimmer, thanks to Carolina Journal Opinion Editor Ray Nothstine. Ray writes about the collapse of civic…
    Donna Martinez, January 14, 2021