K-12 education

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    Great resource from BEST NC

    Check out COVID-19 Parent Led Learning Resources from BEST NC. Unlike guides that inundate parents with lists of online resources, BEST NC keeps it simple and highlights a handful of the best online resources available.  Highly recommended.    …
    Terry Stoops, April 3, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the John Locke Foundation is offering freedom-forward ideas to help government address the resulting problems. Amy Cooke discusses those ideas during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes challenges and opportunities linked to the North Carolina’s transition to online learning…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2020
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    How much will public schools receive in COVID-19 supplemental funds?

    Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper pulled $50 million from reserve accounts and funds set aside for summer reading camps (which will not occur this summer for obvious reasons).  Districts and charters have the flexibility to use the funds for activities related to school nutrition, school and community-based child care,…
    Terry Stoops, April 1, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the federal CARES Act’s impact on local school district flexibility. The Daily Journal examines the Wake County sheriff’s promise of “kind,” “polite” enforcement of the county’s stay-at-home order.
    Mitch Kokai, March 31, 2020
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    “HeadLocke” Covers COVID-19: Research and K-12 Schools

    The John Locke Foundation continues its coverage of the way the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting North Carolina this week in the latest episode of the “HeadLocke” podcast. In this week’s episode, host Mitch Kokai has two guests from the John Locke Foundation itself, CEO Amy Cooke, and Director of Education…
    Brenee Goforth, March 27, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has disrupted everyone’s life. Rick Henderson analyzes the likely impact on 2020 elections for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses the long-term effects of coronavirus-related school closings. N.C. State economist Michael Walden discusses potential short- and long-term impacts on…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Avoid Unnecessary Education Losses, Give Parents Choice

    K-12 schools in North Carolina are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This has many children switching from in-person schooling to online education. This transition can be difficult, not just for students, but for teachers as well. As JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes in his most recent research brief on…
    Brenee Goforth, March 26, 2020