K-12 education

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    Biden Administration Backs Away from Tracking of Teacher Sex Crimes

    Alex Nester of the Washington Free Beacon documents a disturbing policy change from the Biden administration. The Department of Education wants to roll back a Trump-era effort to collect data on teacher-on-student sex crimes. The department’s Office for Civil Rights will not ask school districts questions regarding teacher-on-student…
    Mitch Kokai, November 24, 2021
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    “Apparently, eating the lollipop was the last straw”

    Will the Department of Justice/FBI be looking into this episode? Writing at the federalist.com, M.D. Kittle reports that a Wisconsin school board staff member called 9-1-1 to request a police officer be dispatched to the board meeting so that a board member would “feel better.” An attorney representing parents…
    Donna Martinez, November 23, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the new N.C. state budget expanding school choice. A new CJ Opinion highlights a recent bombshell revelation in the N.C. Supreme Court involving safeguards for state government spending.
    Mitch Kokai, November 23, 2021
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    WATCH Reps. Murphy & Foxx React To FBI “Threat Tag” Revelation

    I joined @FoxFriendsFirst with @ToddPiro and @virginiafoxx this morning to react to new whistleblower reports that the FBI is weaponizing its counterterrorism division against parents — contrary to AG Garland’s sworn testimony. Congress must take action NOW. pic.twitter.com/1BPPysP9ea — Congressman Greg Murphy,…
    Donna Martinez, November 19, 2021
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    Six Questions to Ask When Analyzing Education Data

    Here is an excellent piece on data analysis by Krista Kaput, research director for EdAllies. The six questions are as follows: Is it representative? Is it disaggregated? What is the sample size? What are the limitations? What is it measuring? How can you put the…
    Terry Stoops, November 18, 2021
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    Did Feds Use Counterterrorism Tools Against Parents?

    Zachary Evans reports for National Review Online about a disturbing piece of news from Capitol Hill. It involves the federal government’s treatment of angry parents. Citing an internal email provided by an FBI whistleblower, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee revealed Tuesday that the Bureau has created a…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Donna King and Dallas Woodhouse report for Carolina Journal Online about a high school sports reform bill heading to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion focuses on the Kyle Rittenhouse case and the tradition of self-defense.
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2021
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    Budget will expand NC School Choice Programs  

    The last twenty months have been a big challenge for parents in North Carolina and across the country. Closed schools, virtual classrooms, mask mandates and unresponsive school administrators have fueled growing desire among parents for greater educational options. The pandemic and its aftermath had renewed the public’s appetite for school…
    Bob Luebke, November 16, 2021