K-12 education (page 8)

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    CJ Commentary: Back-to-school fake news

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal centering on the reported vacancies in North Carolina public schools. Dr. Stoops writes: During the first few weeks of every new school year, the mainstream media and public–school advocacy organizations proclaim North Carolina has a severe teacher…
    Brenee Goforth, August 23, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A student-centered approach could help fix North Carolina’s broken school funding model. That’s a key recommendation from the John Locke Foundation’s latest report on N.C. school financing reform. Terry Stoops discusses the research for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Sanders highlights economists’ assessments of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 23, 2019
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    Lottery sales still depend on economic desperation

    Counties with high poverty, unemployment, and property tax rates also tend to have high lottery sales per adult. This is a consistent finding. We've seen it since 2007.
    Jon Sanders, August 22, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Cooper administration blocks Istation as battle over reading contract continues

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on the recent stay placed on the implementation of North Carolina’s new reading diagnostic tool, Istation. According to Marchello: The N.C. Department of Information Technology Monday, Aug. 19, granted Amplify’s motion to temporarily stay the implementation of Istation while the dispute over the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Republican legislative leaders’ plan to offer N.C. taxpayers a refund. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal debunks back-to-school “fake news.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 22, 2019
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    N.C. teachers chat about “no zeros” grading policy

    My favorite Facebook page, North Carolina Teachers United, has an interesting thread about no zeros grading policies.  Teachers are not allowed to give students a zero on an assignment, even if they do not complete it. Teachers seem to like it, even though it sends the wrong message to children.
    Terry Stoops, August 21, 2019
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    Surprise–WSFCS board committee supports quarter-cent sales tax hike

    The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education’s finance committee voted to support the county’s proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike that would go on the ballot in March 2020. Winston-Salem Journal reported “several school board members had concerns about what would happen to funding in down years when the county…
    Sam Hieb, August 21, 2019
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    Martin Center column highlights an academic truth-teller

    Mark Bauerlein writes for the Martin Center about a powerful critic of academia. People in the education policy and funding worlds don’t like Sandra Stotsky. For years she has been a robust critic of too many things educators, ed school professors, school administrators, and philanthropists have hailed and implemented.
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2019