K-12 education

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina voters will face no photo ID requirement, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to address an Appeals Court ruling that struck down the state’s 2013 election law. Rick Henderson analyzes the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision for the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2017
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    The 10 most exciting and common jobs of former teachers

    Tired of chasing little ruffians around the classroom?  Thinking that the grass is greener on the other side?  Zippia.com lists the 10 most exciting jobs of former teachers to inspire those who have given up on trying to inspire others. Ship Worker President (of something) Bartender Floater (insuring items…
    Terry Stoops, May 24, 2017
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    A Better “Care Package” for Test Takers

    My son’s public school has asked parents to donate items for “care packages” that are designed to “promote a positive and encouraging End of Grade Testing environment.”  They have asked for the following items: two No. 2 pencils, one highlighter, a few peppermint candies, a small bag of chips, a…
    Terry Stoops, May 22, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of a recent suicide on investigation of embezzlement from a Triad-based economic development group. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights the value of summer reading for kids.
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2017
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    Now THIS is Educational Innovation

    A cool $24 million. That’s the return on investment of $15,000 in Snap Inc. made by a California private school. Writing at heartland.org, reporter Michael McGrady tells the story, with comments from JLF’s Terry Stoops. “When government is not the sole financier of an educational institution, school leaders can focus…
    Donna Martinez, May 18, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that a top N.C. House education leader promises changes to the Senate’s education budget plan. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why it’s important to look beyond the national average when discussing N.C. public school teacher pay.
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Public school districts across North Carolina waged a successful campaign to delay new state class-size requirements for a year. Terry Stoops analyzes the issues for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze analyzes the latest developments in the Raise the Age campaign targeting 16- and 17-year-old…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2017
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    Republicans continue to invest in teachers

    The National Education Association released “Rankings and Estimates: Rankings of the States 2016 and Estimates of School Statistics 2017” on Wednesday.  According to the report, North Carolina’s unadjusted average teacher pay is ranked 35th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  This is a huge improvement…
    Terry Stoops, May 11, 2017