K-12 education (page 6)

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    Greene County Schools: Innovative and well-funded

    This press release from Greene County Schools is a bit much. When in the right hands, great challenge can bring great gifts. As a high poverty district in North Carolina, Greene County Schools confronts funding and equity issues constantly. Yet, they have been fortunate to have leadership relentlessly committed…
    Terry Stoops, September 4, 2018
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    Examining media coverage of education

    Frederick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute explores media coverage of teacher walkouts and other education issues. Among his takeaways:…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2018
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    School finance officers want more money and more flexibility

    WUNC profiles finance officers from a few North Carolina school districts.  They want the state to send them more money (naturally) and grant districts more budgetary flexibility.  The latter is one of the goals of the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform, which is considering ways…
    Terry Stoops, August 31, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If you’re still reeling from bills linked to your child’s school supplies, Terry Stoops has some interesting news for you. He discusses spending on school supplies for parents, teachers, and taxpayers during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes reaction to a recent state…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2018
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    Carolina Journal reports: Red4EdNC wants to fix N.C. public education system

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports – Red4EdNC, a nonprofit education advocacy group, isn’t happy with the state of public education in North Carolina. The group, composed of public school teachers, on Friday, Aug. 24, shared a litany of concerns with how the General Assembly has handled public education. Angela…
    Anna Manning, August 30, 2018
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    Suburbs have another reason to hate CMS

    On Tuesday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (CMS) school board passed the “Municipal Concerns Act of 2018.”  It is a stunningly brazen document.  As Jim Morrill of the Charlotte Observer explains, What the board did was pass the “Municipal Concerns Act of 2018,” a measure that would effectively block future…
    Terry Stoops, August 30, 2018
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    Inflating school shooting numbers

    David French of National Review Online ponders the U.S. Department of Education’s recent report on the number of school shootings across the United States. [A]long comes the Department of Education to amplify everyone’s fears. Last spring it declared that “nearly 240 schools . . . reported at least…
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on next steps in the legal battle over the N.C. congressional district map. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal laments the disappearance of classic texts from K-12 English classes.
    Mitch Kokai, August 30, 2018