K-12 education (page 2)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore’s criticism of Democratic colleagues who have signed a pledge that appears to support defunding police. The Daily Journal explains why the COVID-19 pandemic should prompt parents and taxpayers to ask questions about who makes N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, September 15, 2020
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    Remote learning questions that need answers

    Nat Malkus highlights for Real Clear Education important questions parents should ask about remote learning. This summer, I had the chance to discuss reopening options with district leaders across the country. Those that decided to reopen remotely wanted to assure parents of one thing: “remote learning” this fall…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2020
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    More mask madness from NC DHHS

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has updated the guidance on face coverings in child care facilities: The updated guidance clarifies that school-age children five (5) years or older who are in kindergarten or above are required to wear face coverings when they are or may be within six…
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2020
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    School Choice Victories in Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0

    On September 4, 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper signed HB 1105, “Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0.” The bill allocates approximately $1 billion in federal funding from the CARES Act to various coronavirus-related expenses. $440 million of the money is designated to go to the parents of school-aged children to deal…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2020
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    Whose money is it anyway?

    Apparently, it’s not taxpayer money.  It’s “their” money.
    Terry Stoops, September 10, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: COVID-19 relief package expands school choice

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses measures within North Carolina’s latest COVID-19 relief package to expand school choice. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2020
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    EdChoice: NC top 10 state for school choice

    EdChoice released its rankings of states based on Educational Choice Share, the proportion of all K–12 students who are enrolled in an education savings account, school voucher, or tax-credit scholarship program.  On this measure (and excluding the District of Columbia), North Carolina ranked 12th in the nation with an…
    Terry Stoops, September 10, 2020
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    CER: NC charter law is ranked 13th in the nation and earns C

    The Center for Education Reform just released its annual charter law rankings. North Carolina was ranked 13th and earned a C.  It’s really a C+ given that the state barely missed out on a B. There is plenty of room for improvement, particularly in the equitable funding category.  North…
    Terry Stoops, September 10, 2020