K-12 education (page 5)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports on state education officials’ response to school damage associated with Hurricane Florence. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal predicts that North Carolina will recover and thrive after Florence’s damage.
    Mitch Kokai, October 4, 2018
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    Get working on fixing public schools, white people

    I did not attend the Nikole Hannah-Jones event at Duke University last night, but the News & Observer story about it was striking. “When it comes to your own children, all of a sudden your kids deserve more than other people’s kids. And I understand that. But I think if we’re actually…
    Terry Stoops, October 3, 2018
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    Study: U.S. is 27th in the world in human capital

    “Measuring human capital: a systematic analysis of 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016” is a study published in Lancet that examines health and education outcomes.  Specifically, the researchers collected, standardized, and compared data on life expectancy, functional health status, educational attainment, and learning. Nordic countries and nations…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2018
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    Why public school employee benefits matter

    The left-wing media establishment is busy focusing on teacher pay, but they should spend some time talking about teacher benefits. Salaries were a $5.9 billion state expenditure last year.  The latest expenditure reports published by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction shows that $2.2 billion (25.6 percent of…
    Terry Stoops, September 28, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on lawmakers’ different assessments of Hurricane Florence’s impact on N.C. hog lagoons. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal highlights research into students’ reactions to academic failure.
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2018
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    Teachers: “No zeroes” grading policy common in North Carolina

    Following a report that a Florida school district fired a teacher who objected to a “no zeroes” policy, dozens of teachers have said that their schools and districts enforce a “no zeroes” policy that awards students a minimum grade even if they do not complete the assignment.  In most…
    Terry Stoops, September 27, 2018
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    Daily Journal: Overcoming the soft bigotry of low expectations for black males

    John Locke Foundation’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: As he campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination in the winter of 1999, then-Gov. George W. Bush delivered his memorable “soft bigotry of low expectations” speech before the Latino Business Association in Los Angeles. “Now some say…
    Anna Manning, September 27, 2018
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    Traditional district schools not parents’ top choice

    Joy Pullman writes for the Federalist that survey results show many parents enroll their children in traditional public schools even though they prefer an alternative. Data can be hard to pin down, but estimates suggest about 4 percent of U.S. kids are now homeschooled. … The 1980s campaign…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2018