K-12 education (page 7)

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    Are Teachers With Advanced Degrees More Effective?

    Thoughtful piece by syndicated columnist John Hood on the important role that evidence and data should play in making public policy. But Hood rightly points out that human nature can never be discounted when it comes to interpretation of data that does — or doesn’t — comport with one’s…
    Donna Martinez, December 31, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Republican-led General Assembly has had success in recent years cutting tax rates, increasing spending on high-priority items, setting aside money for a rainy day, and still balancing the state budget. They’ll face new challenges in the new year. Joseph Coletti dissects those challenges in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2018
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    Federal commission focuses on school safety

    Roger Clegg writes for National Review Online about one important component of a new school safety report. Among the recommendations in the final report of the Federal Commission on School Safety … — and one already resulting in predictable condemnation from the Left and distorted reporting by the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2018
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    Headline reminds us about critical difference between charter and district schools

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai writes for Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal: It’s hard to feel good about the following headline: “Charter school closing due to poor performance.” But this observer has to admit to at least one positive reaction while reading the sad news spelled out in the…
    Anna Manning, December 18, 2018
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    Red4EdNC leader: Group wants “true union organizing”

    A teacher group on Facebook recently featured a thread about the desire of some teachers to conduct an (illegal) strike in North Carolina.  Apparently, they are inspired by the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, who are threatening to strike. Leesville Road High School teacher Angela Scioli (who was…
    Terry Stoops, December 18, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on costs linked to chronically absent N.C. teachers. The Daily Journal points out a key difference between charter schools and their traditional district school counterparts.
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2018
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    How much lottery money will your district receive?

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released estimates for the distribution of $100 million in lottery funds for school facilities.  Charter schools are not entitled to lottery funds for this purpose. Four counties will not receive lottery funds earmarked for school construction because they were a recipient of…
    Terry Stoops, December 17, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. legislators have loosed restrictions on the state’s targeted tax incentive program for economic development. Jon Sanders explains why that’s a bad idea during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops offers a firsthand account of North Carolina’s charter school development process. UNC-Chapel Hill business…
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2018