K-12 education (page 6)

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    Edgecombe County Public Schools seeks Restorative Justice Facilitator

    Interested applicants can find more information here. Responsibilities include:  assist in planning and facilitating restorative conversations with students, parents, and staff provide communication to staff regarding issues of student discord plan home visits with staff members institute re-entry procedures for students returning from suspension, alternative school or extended absences…
    Terry Stoops, July 15, 2019
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    Martin Center column focuses on educating educators

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to teacher education. North Carolina schools have a serious literacy problem; most likely, that means it has a teacher education problem. The University of North Carolina system is exploring ways to correct the situation—yet questions remain whether they can…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2019
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    Rowan-Salisbury Schools seeks yoga instructor

    Interested applicants can find more information here.  Angry taxpayers can contact the school district here.
    Terry Stoops, July 12, 2019
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    CJ Reports: House gives NC Virtual Academy charter school a chance to enroll more students

    This morning, Carolina Journal published a story on the potential expansion of the online charter school, NC Virtual Academy. In the story, CJ reporter Lindsay Marchello reports: On Thursday, June 11, the House passed Senate Bill 392, by a vote of 87-26. The bill now goes to the Senate…
    Brenee Goforth, July 12, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest appear at this date to be the most likely candidates to square off in North Carolina’s 2020 gubernatorial election. Rick Henderson analyzes recent polling results involving Cooper and Forest for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan Roberts…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill that would allow the NC Virtual Academy charter school to enroll more students. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal explains the flawed economics behind the claim that Medicaid expansion would create jobs in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2019
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    Wake County charter schools receive state approval

    The State Board of Education voted to grant charters to North Raleigh Charter Academy and Wake Preparatory Academy. Members of the Wake PTA and school board tried to torpedo the proposed charter schools. In “State Officials Should Approve Wake County Charter Schools,” I discussed the concerns that led…
    Terry Stoops, July 11, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Context needed on school spending

    In his most recent commentary for Carolina Journal, political analyst John Hood explains the need for context in discussions of education spending. Hood writes: The average salary of a public schoolteacher in North Carolina was about $54,000 last year, up 20 percent since 2014. That was one of the largest…
    Brenee Goforth, July 11, 2019