K-12 education (page 3)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a political debate over N.C. government’s ability to borrow money ignores looming budget pressures linked to retired employees’ benefits. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s views on school choice are “extreme.”…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The John Locke Foundation welcomes a new CEO as it prepares for a fourth decade advancing liberty in North Carolina. Amy O. Cooke discusses her new role during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. John Hood offers 2020 election projections. New York University political scientist Bruce…
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports on the impact of regulation on mental health care in North Carolina. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights sadness and anxiety among high-achieving students.
    Mitch Kokai, January 31, 2020
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    Draft report: NC teacher attrition drops significantly

    Wow, look at that drop in teacher attrition!  It will be hard to argue that Republican policies are pushing teachers out of the classroom. The State Board of Education will review the full Annual Report on the State of the Teaching Profession next week.
    Terry Stoops, January 30, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on new N.C. polling data linked to parental school choice. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal highlights new research that pans Georgia’s much-touted film incentives.
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: Choice Matters To North Carolina Parents

    Ask any parent and they’ll tell you their child is special. That’s good. It reflects the love and bond between a parent and a child. But it’s also a good reminder that every child is an individual, with unique aptitudes, challenges, fears, inclinations, and dreams. So let’s treat every…
    Donna Martinez, January 29, 2020
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    Democratic voters disagree with Sanders, Warren on defunding charter schools

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights interesting polling data involving Democratic voters and charter schools. A majority of Democratic primary voters, as well as black and Latino voters, say they would be less likely to vote for a 2020 contender who would stop funding charter…
    Mitch Kokai, January 29, 2020
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    DPI responds to criticism of revised social studies standards

    In December, I wrote about my concerns with the revised standards for the American history course.  A few days ago, N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) staff responded to some of those concerns. DPI staff contend that the standards are “conceptually-written or broadly stated to focus on concepts and…
    Terry Stoops, January 28, 2020