K-12 education (page 5)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the uncertain fate of North Carolina’s state elections and ethics board. CJ Online also features an interview with Matthew Ladner of the Charles Koch Institute about a popular form of attack on school choice. The attack targets private school curricula.
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the leader of the Wake County Republican Party has filed a complaint calling for the ouster of the state elections board chairman. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines who makes decisions about what public schools teach.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2018
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    Study: Schools with police are no safer

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details, A new report looking at security in North Carolina schools is challenging the belief that putting more police officers in schools will make them safer. The study of North Carolina middle schools found no relationship between increased funding for…
    Terry Stoops, November 26, 2018
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    The Opportunity Scholarship Program continues to grow

    The N.C. State Education Assistance Authority posted updated data on the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which awards private school vouchers to low-income children. Between 2017 and 2019, the Opportunity Scholarship Program had a 12.8 percent increase in applications and a 16 percent increase in recipients (so far).  Not bad!   2018-19…
    Terry Stoops, November 19, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on small N.C. towns that consider merging public services with larger neighbors. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges North Carolina to continue expanding access to parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2018
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    N.C. State adds doctoral specialization in social justice education

    Breitbart reports that the N.C. State Teacher Education and Learning Sciences Department will add a social justice education specialization to their Ph.D. program.  A press release outlines the goal of the new program. “The goal of the program is to help educators recognize and disrupt systems of oppression…
    Terry Stoops, November 16, 2018
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    Newsflash! Taxpayers Pay for State Employee and Teacher Benefits

    John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti explains where funding for the State Health Plan comes from: An angry teacher on Facebook wondered why those in charge of the State Health Plan “felt the need…to remind us that we are funded by taxpayers” on the new insurance ID cards.  Worse,…
    Anna Manning, November 13, 2018
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    NC is 7th on CER’s Parent Power Index

    On the Center for Education Reform’s (CER) 2018 Parent Power Index, North Carolina is ranked 7th in the nation with an overall PPI score of 73.0 percent.  CER writes, Things are looking up for parents of the Tarheel state. Improvements to the state’s charter law and school…
    Terry Stoops, November 13, 2018