K-12 education (page 12)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    With a string of election-related lawsuits either resolved or on hold, North Carolina’s ballot looks fairly well set for November. Rick Henderson assesses key ballots issues in this “blue-moon” election during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops explains why a national group is wrong…
    Mitch Kokai, September 21, 2018
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    Brookings: States “deprived state governments of revenue”

    I’ll write about the entire Brookings study, Fixing Chronic Disinvestment in K-12 Schools, sometime soon.  For now, I’ll mention that this line did not sit well with me: Some of these cuts, particularly those made immediately following the recession, were a result of economic forces outside of states’ control. Once…
    Terry Stoops, September 20, 2018
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops featured in Raleigh Magazine: What will Wake schools look like in 20 years?

    John Locke Foundation’s Terry Stoops was featured in Mandy Howard’s article in Raleigh Magazine, “Future Times at Raleigh High”. Each year, the Wake County Public School System has to be prepared to update plans according to changes in population, budget, leadership and technology. These factors…
    Anna Manning, September 20, 2018
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    Days after hurricane, Red4EdNC criticizes Republican lawmakers for bond decision

    Leave it to Red4EdNC to use the hurricane to criticize Republican lawmakers for refusing to put a school construction bond referendum on the November ballot. Why not follow the lead of the N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE), which has set politics aside and simply asked people to help? Yes,…
    Terry Stoops, September 20, 2018
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    Should schools provide support services to students?

    Denise Superville’s Education Week article, In Some Cities, Closing Achievement Gaps Is Not for Schools to Fix Alone, examines the role of schools in providing social services to students.  She writes, The idea is that focusing on student’s individual needs in four areas—academics, health, family, and social-emotional well-being—and matching…
    Terry Stoops, September 19, 2018
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    Your tax dollars at work: Socially just mathematics edition

    Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon documents the federal government’s support of efforts to important social justice into mathematics. The National Science Foundation is spending over $1 million to train two-dozen “social justice” math teachers in Philadelphia. The Drexel University project will promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2018
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    Appeals Court sides with school districts in legal fight over retirement pay

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s ruling favoring the Cabarrus, Johnston, Union, and Wilkes County school boards in their legal battle with the state treasurer’s department over retirement pay for top school system officials. The ruling means that the school systems…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2018
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    Will teachers’ post-retirement benefits break the bank?

    In Education Next, Chad Aldeman, a principal at Bellwether Education Partners and the editor of TeacherPensions.org, writes, The escalating costs are poised to raise the profile of these post-employment health benefits. And the ensuing debate is sure to raise broader questions about what districts owe their retirees and…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2018