K-12 education (page 6)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a legal setback isn’t stopping a legal challenge against North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions. The Daily Journal explains how a recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling helps boost the case for parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2020
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    NCAE membership drop

    Teacher union watchdog Mike Antonucci reports that the N.C. Association of Educators posted a 6 percent decrease in membership between 2017 and 2018. It was the third-largest year-to-year membership decline in the nation. According to annual financial disclosure reports for the Internal Revenue Service, the NCAE had 28,725 members and…
    Terry Stoops, January 13, 2020
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    Wild times in Johnston County

    The Johnston County Schools has an $8.8 million budget deficit, and school board member Ronald Johnson claimed that the superintendent and some school board members were up to no good.  In response, school board members pushed back on Johnson’s claims.  On Friday, interim school superintendent Jim Causby resigned.  Causby…
    Terry Stoops, January 13, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding a new report that calls for major increases in N.C. school funding. Brooke Conrad previews this week’s legislative session. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges prudence in the debate over voter ID.
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It’s hard to have a good debate about public education in North Carolina when people rely on false information about teacher pay and the impact of school choice on public school enrollment. Terry Stoops addresses some public education myths during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio.
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on a clash between the state superintendent of public instruction and the State Board of Education over school reading policies. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina’s alcohol industry is preparing the worst — despite recent growth.
    Mitch Kokai, January 9, 2020
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    N.C. Court of Appeals rejects suit claiming public school had constitutional duty to stop student harassment

    A split 2-1 panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled against Pitt County elementary school students who argued that ongoing bullying and sexual harassment from classmates stopped them from getting access to a sound education guaranteed by the N.C. Constitution. That decision reversed a lower court, which…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online that a proposed state Senate bill could ease the provider crunch for elderly patients in North Carolina. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that forced school busing is not returning to public schools any time soon.
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2020