K-12 education (page 4)

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    Who’s In Charge — You or Your Child’s School?

    The headline of this Atlantic story is what caught my eye: The Controversy Over Parents Who Eat Lunch With Their Children at School Really? It’s controversial to eat lunch with your child? These days, the answer is yes. At some schools, swarms of parents wait in line to be…
    Donna Martinez, December 10, 2018
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    Federal lunch regulations loosened

    Megan Trimble of U.S. News and World Report details one small victory against the nanny state. Students everywhere are likely to rejoice. The Trump administration has officially rolled back Obama-era lunch guidelines that promoted heightened nutrition standards for the national school lunch program. The Healthy, Hunger-Free…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on recommendations from the N.C. House’s school safety committee. John Hood’s Daily Journal focuses on the importance of taking time to broaden your mind.
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2018
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    A glimpse into education school curriculum

    Notice that the paper must be on a “social justice issue related to education” and that she has already determined that the conservative “Congress man” is “basically someone who is working against public education.”…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on three Republican senators calling for a bipartisan probe of absentee voting irregularities in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Lindsay Marchello reports on the State Board of Education’s vote to add a Goldsboro school to the Innovative School District. John Trump’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2018
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops comments on non-religious home-school numbers to The State

    The State writes that religion is becoming less of a reason that parents are choosing to homeschool their children, Religious-based home-schoolers still make up the majority of registered home schools in North Carolina, but their percentage has been steadily dropping. Secular home-schoolers are now outgrowing religious home-schoolers, helping to…
    Anna Manning, December 3, 2018
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    Martin Center president focuses on plan to address teacher shortage

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to a new partnership addressing North Carolina’s teacher shortage. Pathway to Practice is a new online, competency-based program for lateral-entry teachers in North Carolina, offered jointly by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A controversial $57.8 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to raise red flags for state lawmakers. They’ve decided to hire an outside investigator to look into the fund’s creation. Rick Henderson assesses the latest developments in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2018