K-12 education (page 5)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State Rep. Greg Murphy’s win this month in a Republican runoff completes the candidate lineup for Sept. 10 special N.C. elections. Voters will fill vacancies in the 3rd and 9th congressional districts. Rick Henderson analyzes the races for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on the alcohol regulation reform bill sitting on Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal focuses on summer vacation for students and teachers.
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2019
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    1 in 5 NC students don’t attend traditional public schools, new figures show

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details: Twenty percent of North Carolina’s students are not attending the state’s traditional public schools — and that percentage is expected to continue rising. New statewide figures released this month show that homeschools, private schools and charter schools all continued to add…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Dispute over a K-3 reading contract heats up

    According to a recent article in Carolina Journal by reporter Lindsay Marchello, the reading comprehension company, Istation, has sent cease-and-desist letters to three individuals who have publicly criticized the state’s decision to grant them a public school contract. Kieran Shanahan, Istation’s attorney, wrote in a statement: “The cease and…
    Brenee Goforth, July 18, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Comments on Education for The James G. Martin Center

    JLF’s Terry Stoops was referenced this week in a story about teacher education from The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. The piece focused on undergraduate teacher education and the potential impacts it has on K-12 student learning. According to the story: In its 2018 Teacher Prep Review, the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 17, 2019
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    Wake County getting back into the diversity game

    The Wake County school board is considering using assignment policies and other initiatives to address resegregation in the school system. For years, the members of the school board have refused to return to the strategy of assigning students to create “healthy schools,” that is, schools that do not exceed a…
    Terry Stoops, July 17, 2019
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    Alamance-Burlington Schools seeks graduation coach

    Interested applicants can find more information here. Responsibilities include:  The Graduation Coach is engaged in high school graduation assistance activities, including but not limited to working with students, school staff, parents, guardians and community members. The High School Graduation Coach will provide assistance to all high school students, individually…
    Terry Stoops, July 16, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Enrollment growth continues for home, charter, and private schools

    Yesterday, Carolina Journal’s Leonard Robinson III reported on a recent report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. According to Robinson:  The report shows more than 80,000 additional students have chosen an educational option beyond their locally assigned district school between 2008 and 2018. Parents cite a variety of…
    Brenee Goforth, July 16, 2019