K-12 education (page 3)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about the ongoing impact of the 25-year-old Leandro school-funding legal dispute. The Daily Journal argues that the recent N.C. partisan gerrymandering trial avoided a key question.
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: School funds should follow child

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by syndicated columnist John Hood on the funding of public schools. In his piece, Hood argues for a systematic change in the way North Carolina funds public education. Hood points to a new study jointly issued by the California-based Reason Foundation…
    Brenee Goforth, August 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. debate over smokable hemp. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why public education dollars should follow the child.
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2019
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    CMS takes a chance on Earnest Winston

    The Charlotte Observer reports that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education hired Earnest Winston to be their new superintendent. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board moved swiftly Friday to name acting superintendent Earnest Winston to the job long-term under a three-year contract. He becomes the district’s fifth superintendent in little more than eight years.
    Terry Stoops, August 2, 2019
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    The Peculiar Politics of Reading Software for Early Literacy

    JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops released a research brief this week on the unusual scenario playing out as the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) switches the reading proficiency software in North Carolina schools. According to Dr. Stoops: Since 2013, North Carolina has used a computer program called Amplify mClass to…
    Brenee Goforth, August 1, 2019
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    Stay classy, N.C. Teachers United!

    Reasoned debate with these folks is impossible, but I thank Mr. Parmenter for alerting N.C. Teachers United readers to my article.  Such a gentleman! And, for the record, I don’t think I have ever met Sid Baker.  …
    Terry Stoops, July 31, 2019
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    Wake school board should intervene in lawsuit against critic

    WTVD has the details of the lawsuit against MVP curriculum critic Blain Dillard, A parent whose child goes to a high school in the Wake County Public School System has been sued after criticizing the math curriculum used in the district. Utah-based “Mathematics Vision Project” or “MVP,” filed a lawsuit…
    Terry Stoops, July 31, 2019
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    Untrustworthy website: NC schools rank 31st in the nation

    Oh, Wallethub, what are we going to do with you? You tell us that North Carolina’s public schools are 31st in the nation and 4th in the Southeast, but it is so hard to trust you.  For example, ACT scores are not adjusted for participation rate, so states that…
    Terry Stoops, July 29, 2019