K-12 education (page 4)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that a Wayne County school has been chosen to join the state’s Innovation School District. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal reminds politicians that they can’t turn the clock back to the immediate post-World War II era.
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018
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    ACT scores put the “tar” in Tar Heel

    According to ACT scores released today, only 18 percent of North Carolina high school students met college readiness benchmarks in English, reading, math, and science.  And since 2014, North Carolina’s composite ACT score has barely budged and remains below the national average. According to Education Week, the national average…
    Terry Stoops, October 17, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that municipal waste overflows dwarfed hog waste discharges linked to Hurricane Florence. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of applying correct measures of N.C. public schools’ performance.
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. lawmakers returned to Raleigh earlier this month for the first of multiple sessions that will likely address Hurricane Florence relief. Rick Henderson assesses the first round of hurricane-related legislation during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops analyzes challenges for public school systems and…
    Mitch Kokai, October 12, 2018
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    NC ranks 12th in quality and 6th in efficiency in new education ranking

    In Reason magazine’s “Everything You Know About State Education Rankings Is Wrong,” Stan Liebowitz and Matthew L. Kelly rethink the ranking of state education systems.  They write, To better capture the real state of play, we recently conducted a detailed investigation of state education rankings. We built a new set of rankings…
    Terry Stoops, October 8, 2018
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    Paying more attention to spatial reasoning

    Jonathan Wai and David Uttal explain in an American Enterprise Institute report one way in which generally accepted education strategies fail some students. In schools today, tests and curricula are primarily suited to the types of students who excel in mathematics and verbal reasoning. The missing factor in testing…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2018
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    Carolina Journal reports: N.C. wins federal grants to expand charter school opportunities

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal: North Carolina has won a federal grant totaling $23.6 million over five years to expand charter school opportunities. Dave Machado, state Office of Charter Schools director, announced the awards Wednesday, Oct. 3 during the monthly meeting of the State Board of Education. Machado told…
    Anna Manning, October 4, 2018
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    Pay teachers like South Carolina does?

    At a panel discussion this morning, I objected to a talking point that a fellow participant used during the event.  He complained that North Carolina’s teacher salaries were losing ground to South Carolina.  I pointed out that South Carolina’s public schools receive a much higher percentage of its funding from…
    Terry Stoops, October 4, 2018