K-12 education (page 5)

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    Gov. Cooper is wrong about pay gap for teachers and state employees

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s official Twitter account posted earlier today that the budget “pays teachers less than state employees.” Teachers make on average $53,975 per year. State employees earn on average $48,748. The budget provides an average 3.9 percent raise for teachers and an average 2.5 percent raise…
    Joseph Coletti, September 12, 2019
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    JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops Quoted in Asheville Citizen-Times on School Performance and Household Income

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops was quoted in an article published by Asheville Citizen-Times. The article centered on the recently released 2018-19 School Performance Grades and their relationship with student household income. The article’s author, Brian Gordon, noted the contrast in poverty rates within Buncombe County’s highest-performing…
    Brenee Goforth, September 12, 2019
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    Charter Schools’ Effect on District School Finance and Student Outcomes

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief on a recently released article in the journal Political Economy in the Carolinas by Dr. Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon Academy charter school management organization. According to Dr. Stoops: Root’s article[, “North Carolina District Schools Are…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2019
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    Ned Barnett Shout-Out

    I have never met Ned Barnett, the associate opinion editor of the News & Observer.  But he shows me a little love in an op-ed published today: Terry Stoops, vice president of research for the right-leaning John Locke Foundation, is the reliable defender of the Republicans’ educational malpractice. On…
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2019
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    Dr. Stoops’ Annual Overview of Public School Accountability Results

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief that delves into recently released N.C. public school data. According to Stoops: The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the 2018-19 state accountability results this week.  The release included end-of-grade and end-of-course test results, growth (or value-added) scores, school performance grades,…
    Brenee Goforth, September 6, 2019
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    Education Week: NC schools earn a C-

    Education Week released the 2019 Quality Counts Report Card.  The report card evaluates state public school systems using three categories: Chance for Success, School Finance, and K-12 Achievement. North Carolina earned a C+ for Chance for Success, a D for School Finance, and a C- for K-12 Achievement.  The…
    Terry Stoops, September 6, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on stagnant N.C. public school reading schools. John Trump’s Daily Journal examines statements from defenders of the state alcohol regulation system.
    Mitch Kokai, September 6, 2019
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    Test scores 2018-19: Reactions

    Whenever you hear complaints about Innovative School District and charter schools (particularly virtual charter schools) that earn low school performance grades, remember that those grades “fail to account for the many factors that contribute to, and greatly inhibit overall student success.”…
    Terry Stoops, September 5, 2019