K-12 education (page 8)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    The Leandro school funding lawsuit might be nearing a final resolution after 25 years in court. Terry Stoops discusses the most recent developments in the case for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll hear highlights from legislative debates about fishing rules and lawsuits linked to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that charter schools are likely to play a role in the ongoing Leandro school funding lawsuit. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why America’s revolutionary principles need constant care.
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2019
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    Private school enrollment inches up

    Private school statistics for the 2018-19 school year are here! During the 2018-19 school year, 102,400 students attended 769 private schools in North Carolina.  Enrollment increased by 803 students or 0.8 percent from the year before. Wake County’s private school population is now larger than Mecklenburg County’s.  Last school year,…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 2019
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    142,037 children attended home schools last school year

    This week, the NC Division of Non-Public Education released home school estimates for the 2018-19 school year.  Overall, 142,037 children attended 90,688 home schools last school year, which is a 4.6 percent increase in the number of home school students statewide.  Over the last five school years, the home school population increased by a…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 2019
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    Chaos in Providence, RI schools

    A report published by Johns Hopkins University researchers has revealed a mess in Providence public schools, and it has been the talk of the education reform community since its release. A Providence Journal article calls it “heartbreaking,” but a better word is “appalling.”  “Heartbreaking” suggests that the district was…
    Terry Stoops, July 2, 2019
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    CJ Reports: State Board of Education, DPI agree to delay implementing new reading diagnostic tool

    North Carolina public schools’ transition to the new K-3 reading diagnostic tool, Istation, will be delayed according to reporter Lindsay Marchello’s most recent article in Carolina Journal. The delay is reportedly due to complaints from teachers and school officials about the compressed timeline to train teachers and implement the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on the delay of a new reading diagnostic tool in N.C. public schools. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how community colleges deliver great value.
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two former Democratic state senators have added their names to the list of those who want to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rick Henderson analyzes the race’s latest developments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze assesses…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019