K-12 education (page 3)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Branson Inscore reports for Carolina Journal Online on a hometown debate addressing rising health care costs. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains that the recent hubbub surrounding a new Wegmans grocery store in Raleigh could teach N.C. media a lesson about school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online offers a status report for the first school in North Carolina’s Innovative School District. John Trump’s Daily Journal focuses on the need to rebuild solid local journalism.
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2019
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    Mecklenburg County taxpayers asked to approve sales tax “for the children”

    A Facebook friend posted a flier that proponents of the proposed Mecklenburg County sales tax increase have sent to residents of the county.                                     According to an article published…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2019
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    RAND: Restorative justice program did not live up to promise

    RAND recently published its evaluation of a Pittsburgh Public Schools initiative, “Pursuing Equitable and Restorative Communities” (PERC), that used nonpunitive approaches, rather than traditional punishments like detention and suspension, to address student misbehavior.  Researchers employed a randomized controlled trial to assess the effects of the program on student behavior, academic…
    Terry Stoops, October 1, 2019
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    Rebutting teacher pay myths

    Andrew Biggs and Jason Richwine write for National Affairs about common myths surrounding public school teacher pay. One of the most common beliefs about American education is that teaching is an “underpaid” profession. Think tanks purport to calculate the “teacher pay gap.” The media run stories about teachers…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of Medicaid waiting lists for disability services. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina should change the way it pays teachers.
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: This is your brain (drain) on smartphones

    This week, education writer Kristen Blair published a column in Carolina Journal on the effects of smartphones on student cognition. In her piece, Blair references a new study: This new study from Rutgers scientists Terry Kurtzberg and Kang Sanghoon, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assessed cognitive costs of media during a…
    Brenee Goforth, September 27, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on disabled adults struggling to get medical care in North Carolina. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights a disturbing emphasis on social justice teaching in N.C. public schools.
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2019