K-12 education (page 6)

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    The most influential education scholars in North Carolina

    Today, Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute released the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.  The rankings examine the influence of academics who write about education policy. Only two scholars from North Carolina made the cut: Duke University professors Helen Ladd (#54) and Charles Clotfelter (#75).  Nine scholars from my…
    Terry Stoops, January 9, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops in News & Observer on Public/Charter Enrollment Rates

    News & Observer reports on the slowing enrollment rate in North Carolina public schools and growing enrollment rate in charter and home schools: Durham Public Schools have shrunk by more than 1,000 students over the past four years, at the same time enrollment from Durham families in charter schools…
    Anna Manning, January 8, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Get ready for smaller school districts

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: The average public-school district in the United States enrolls about 3,700 students, according to a recent Governing magazine analysis. In North Carolina, the average school district enrolls more than 12,500 students. Only six other states in the nation exceed North Carolina…
    Anna Manning, January 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the unusual absence of legal action in the fight over a controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline fund. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the days of large school districts are numbered.
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2019
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    Do schools schools serve as an antidote to societal divisions?

    Ferrel Guillory’s EdNC op-ed addressed Gov. Cooper’s claim that municipal charter schools “could lead to taxpayer funded resegregation.”  Guillory does not question the claim, but that is not my primary objection to the piece. Rather, Guillory writes, Resegregation arises from polarization not only in the political ecosystem but also…
    Terry Stoops, January 4, 2019
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    When teachers get honest about teaching in North Carolina

    Here are two posts from my favorite Facebook group:                 Apparently, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the state line.
    Terry Stoops, January 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to drop his plan for an interim state elections board to deal with the 9th Congressional District controversy. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on building trust between parents and school teachers.
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2019
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    Charter school facts

    Courtesy of the NCDPI Office of Charter Schools newsletter dated December 21, 2018: 109,389 students are being served by our 185 charter schools That represents 7.3% of the total public school population 50% are female and 50% are male 35 applicants to open a charter school are currently being reviewed…
    Terry Stoops, January 2, 2019