K-12 education (page 8)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on UNC leaders’ defense of their controversial Silent Sam deal. The Daily Journal highlights a recent N.C. Appeals Court ruling that should help block court orders involving state budget decisions.
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Silent Sam controversy and the UNC System’s ongoing transparency problems. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why no policy report ever will resolve North Carolina’s debate over education funding.
    Mitch Kokai, December 16, 2019
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    Will Court Overstep Into Budget-Making?

    The John Locke Foundation continued its coverage of the recently released WestEd report this week with a research brief co-written by JLF’s Senior Fellow, Joe Coletti, and JLF’s Director of Education Studies, Dr. Terry Stoops. The brief explains: The consultants recommend spending $8 billion over eight years and up to…
    Brenee Goforth, December 13, 2019
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    NEPC: Zillow And Realtors contribute to school segregation

    The National Education Policy Center, an anti-school choice and pro-union outfit located in Colorado, attacks Realtors in their latest newsletter.  They write, How do renters or buyers judge the quality of the schools zoned to their prospective homes? Often it starts not with schools or teachers or students,…
    Terry Stoops, December 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that a focus on money could distract people from worthwhile recommendations in a new report about N.C. education reform. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal explains how that same report could prompt calls for new tax hikes.
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    Districts lose 2,000 students, charters add 7,000 in 2019

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the average daily membership (ADM) figures for the second month of the 2019-20 school year.  Compared to the second month of the 2018-19 school year, districts enrolled 1,972 fewer students this year.  On the other hand, charter schools added 7,244 students. Wake County…
    Terry Stoops, December 11, 2019
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    Finally! The Results of the WestEd Report

    On Tuesday, the contents of the highly anticipated WestEd report were released. The report was commissioned in 2017 by both the plaintiffs and defendants of the long-running Leandro lawsuit. The report contained dozens of recommendations, but here are the highlights listed in the research brief on the subject, authored…
    Brenee Goforth, December 11, 2019
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops responds to long-awaited school funding report

    On December 10, 2019, the long-awaited West Ed report was released. Below is JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops’ initial comments on the matter. https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/app/uploads/2019/12/JLFs-Terry-Stoops-responds-to-long-awaited-N.C.-school-funding-report.mp4…
    Brenee Goforth, December 11, 2019