K-12 education (page 365)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features Donna Martinez’s conversation with Troy Kickler about the N.C. History Project’s new satellite office in historic Edenton. Kristen Blair’s guest Daily Journal questions the value of a North Carolina high school diploma.
    Mitch Kokai, July 8, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report details Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of a bill to end the dues check-off option for the N.C. Association of Educators. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Perdue’s complaints about the General Assembly’s state budget plan made no sense.
    Mitch Kokai, July 7, 2011
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    JLF expert says state should drop certification rules for teachers in virtual schools

    Virtual schools hold great promise for improving public education in North Carolina, but the state’s certification restrictions stand in the way of potentially great teachers participating in online instruction. Terry Stoops makes that case in a new report. You’ll find details here and in the video clip below.
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report profiles Raleigh’s Hope Elementary Charter School. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why South Carolina’s system of parks and historic sites works better than North Carolina’s.
    Mitch Kokai, July 6, 2011
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    WSJ: The Year of School Choice

    The Wall Street Journal reports that at least 13 states have approved legislation that will expand educational options for families.  North Carolina gets a little love from WSJ, No fewer than 13 states have enacted school choice legislation in 2011, and 28 states have legislation pending. Last month alone,…
    Terry Stoops, July 5, 2011
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    Don’t miss this story about Joe Bast’s 8 year college education

    Joe Bast is the founding president of the Heartland Institute in Chicago and one of the founders of the State Policy Network.  I have known him since the late 1980s, but I never knew about his eight  year college education.  Thanks to the Pope Center for publishing his inspiring story…
    Michael Sanera, July 1, 2011
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    Scalia and Thomas part company over violent videos

    Ken Thomas writes about Justice Thomas’ dissent in the violent video game case on the “No Right Turns” blog at the Ashbrook Center here. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion striking down the California law that restricts the sale of violent videos to minors.  I think Thomas has the…
    Michael Sanera, July 1, 2011
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Did Gov. Beverly Perdue and her fellow Democrats score political points in their handling of the 2011 legislative session? Will Republicans’ actions help them consolidate their gains in the 2010 elections? John Hood addresses those questions during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes a…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2011