K-12 education (page 7)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on an education reform discussion in Raleigh featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson. Dan Way reports on Senate votes to override vetoes of the state Farm Act and a bill changing early-voting hours.
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2018
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    Charter school growth slowing, advocates blame bureaucracy

    Kate Hardiman writes for the Washington Examiner about a disturbing trend affecting public charter schools across the country. For the past four years, the annual rate of charter school growth has declined nationally from 14 percent annual student enrollment growth in 2014 to 5 percent in 2017. Other…
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2018
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    New directions for conservative giving

    Daniel Schmidt and Michael Hartmann pay homage to Michael Joyce, long-time president of the Bradley Foundation, and draw lessons for the future direction of conservative giving, which they see becoming more diverse and personal. There is a lot worth reading in the essay, but some of the areas where…
    Joseph Coletti, June 22, 2018
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    Textbook warns of the danger of learning math

    Katherine Timpf explores at National Review Online a new textbook that treats mathematics as a potential threat to society. According to a new textbook written by a professor at the University of Exeter, learning mathematics can cause “collateral damage” to society because it “provides a training in ethics-free…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State lawmakers voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of their $23.9 billion General Fund budget for 2018-19. Becki Gray analyzes the budget for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how a federal process called “equitable sharing” thwarts North Carolina’s protections against civil…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    Gates blows $575 million on failed teacher effectiveness program

    At least taxpayers didn’t foot the bill. (Update: Apparently, taxpayers did foot some of the bill.) Anyway, Education Week lays it down. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s multi-million-dollar, multi-year effort aimed at making teachers more effective largely fell short of its goal to increase student achievement—including among…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2018
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    Today, Noon at JLF. Join Us In Person or Live on Facebook

    The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program provides state-funded private school vouchers worth up to $4,200 to eligible K-12 students. This Monday, June 25th, at the John Locke Foundation Anna Egalite and Stephen Porter — members of the NC State research team — will discuss their latest research. Their research involved…
    Anna Manning, June 20, 2018
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    Teachers thank county commission but not state lawmakers?

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) teachers will see a bump in pay courtesy of the new county budget.  On Twitter, Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer writes, “Lots of teachers & CMS advocates saying ‘thank you’.” Apparently, the same teachers cannot extend the courtesy to the N.C. General Assembly, which approved…
    Terry Stoops, June 20, 2018