K-12 education (page 9)

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    CJ Reports: State superintendent announces more money for iPads to support literacy instruction

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on North Carolina’s plans to put more technology in the hands of its public school students. Marchello reports: The Department of Public Instruction will make an additional $400 available to all K-3 classrooms for literacy instruction. The department will also send out more…
    Brenee Goforth, August 21, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Despite budget gridlock, UNC ensures NCSSM grads can get tuition grants

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on the current budget impasse and its potential impacts on grants for North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics graduates. Marchello writes: In 2018, the General Assembly authorized a tuition grant program for graduates of NCSSM, a public, residential high school specializing…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019
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    2019 Education Next Poll is out!

    Results from the 13th annual Education Next survey of public opinion have been released.   Here are the top ten findings: 1. Vouchers and tax credits. The percentage of American adults favoring vouchers that help low-income students cover the cost of private-school tuition has risen to 49% in 2019…
    Terry Stoops, August 20, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on State Superintendent Mark Johnson’s push for money and iPads to boost early elementary school literacy. The Daily Journal explains how fighting cronyism could help boost freedom in North Carolina.  …
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2019
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    JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops Discusses Education Week piece on Wake County School Integration on WPTF Radio

    Dr. Terry Stoops on WPTF Radio Earlier this week, Dr. Terry Stoops, Vice President for Research & Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation, went on WPTF Radio to discuss the recent Education Week piece on integration in Wake County schools. Dr. Stoops spoke to the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 16, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina state government ended the last budget year with a revenue surplus of almost $900 million. That’s more than $200 million more than officials had expected just three months ago. Joseph Coletti analyzes the surplus in the latest edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Brenee Goforth discusses…
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019
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    How Much Will Families Spend on School Supplies in 2019?

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief examining how much American households will spend on back-to-school shopping this year. Dr. Stoops writes: According to the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) survey, families with elementary, middle, and high school children will spend $26.2 billion or an average of…
    Brenee Goforth, August 16, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on one state high school’s response to the N.C. state budget gridlock. John Trump’s Daily Journal probes potential problems with North Carolina’s system of alcohol regulation.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2019