K-12 education

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Even political junkies might know little about N.C. elections beyond the races for president, governor, and U.S. Senate. Rick Henderson analyzes recent developments in other important statewide races for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses learning loss among public school students tied…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    Anybody’s Game: NC’s Elections Are Tight

    As North Carolina continues an election cycle, it is becoming more and more clear just how competitive the 2020 races are in the state. According to the latest polling from the Civitas Institute, Joe Biden holds only a slim margin over President Donald Trump. Carolina Journal reports: A…
    Brenee Goforth, October 30, 2020
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    New 2019 NAEP results: Drop in reading scores, no change in math

    Academic performance continues to disappoint: The average reading score for the nation’s twelfth-graders declined between 2015 and 2019 and there was no statistically significant change in twelfth-graders’ average mathematics score for the same time period, according to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also known…
    Terry Stoops, October 28, 2020
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    Senator questions Chinese influence over American students

    Yuichiro Kakutani of the Washington Free Beacon reports a new round of questions about Chinese influence in American schools. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) is demanding that the College Board explain its decades-long partnership with a Chinese front group that has allowed Beijing to influence thousands of American…
    Mitch Kokai, October 28, 2020
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    Where’d the Kids Go? Declines in District School Enrollment

    COVID-19 has had a serious impact on schools across the state. All but two public district schools in North Carolina saw enrollment decreases for the first month of the 2020-2021 school year compared to 2019-2020. JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes: The median decrease in first-month average daily membership across all…
    Brenee Goforth, October 28, 2020
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    Civil society and the future of American education

    Jude Schwalbach and Garret Hoff write for the Daily Signal about the role civil society can play in improving American education. [W]ith some forward thinking and ingenuity, nonprofits and other community organizations in Cleveland and San Antonio have created in-person learning environments for at-risk students, and are finding…
    Mitch Kokai, October 26, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The debate about COVID-19 policies features plenty of data. It’s not always clear that the data points tell an accurate story. Jon Sanders explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti explains how popular Democratic policies — Medicaid expansion, an end to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online what N.C. voters are likely to learn about final election results on Nov. 3. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines N.C. public school enrollment losses.
    Mitch Kokai, October 23, 2020