K-12 education (page 5)

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    Gov. Cooper promotes religious education for preschoolers

    In a round table discussion of the “health care coverage gap,” Gov. Roy Cooper championed faith-based preschools. Participants in the round table included Cassandra Brooks, who owns Little Believers Academies. Little Believers Academies provides a “loving, happy place for young children to learn and grow as we bridge the gap…
    Terry Stoops, May 23, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on debate surrounding a possible virtual preschool. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on screens and reading.
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2019
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    Is school segregation really getting worse?

    In an excellent Education Next blog post, Dr. Brian Kisida and Olivia Piontek respond to claims by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project and others that school segregation has worsened.  The authors offer a useful summary of the difficulties of measuring it using absolute and relative measures. They observe, In contrast, relative…
    Terry Stoops, May 22, 2019
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    Dissecting Sanders’ attack on charter schools

    David French of National Review Online probes U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ criticism of public charter schools. [N]ot every charter school is good. Not every charter school is a success. But if there has ever existed anything like a broad point of left–right agreement in the American education debate,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2019
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    Mississippi lawmakers funneled $1.5 million to Weight Watchers

    The Clarion-Ledger has the skinny, Teachers across the state shed pounds thanks to Weight Watchers courses paid mostly with state education money. But the biggest loser? Mississippi taxpayers. Lawmakers gave Weight Watchers about $300,000 a year from 2011 to 2016, but documents from the…
    Terry Stoops, May 21, 2019
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    Online education was “the best choice I could have made”

    Great story from the Martin County Enterprise & Weekly Herald about a student who attends the North Carolina Virtual Academy. Growing up, Jalen Barkley dreaded going to school. Born with a speech and development delay, he was the target of classroom bullies. … His freshman year he wanted to try attending…
    Terry Stoops, May 21, 2019
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    Critiquing plan for SAT adversity points

    Kurt Schlichter explains at TownHall.com why he’s no fan of a new addition to the SAT. The latest tactic for the elite to shaft Normal Americans is the obnoxious “adversity score” that the academifascists who run the SATs plan to introduce as a way to give a fig…
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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    PTA members triggered by news that Mark Johnson will speak at convention

    Is this what the PTA has become? God forbid that PTA leaders would invite the elected leader of North Carolina public schools. From N.C. Teachers United:…
    Terry Stoops, May 17, 2019