K-12 education (page 9)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper’s brother, a District Court judge, appears to manage businesses in violation of state judicial rules. The Daily Journal highlights a bill that would ensure that excellent math students from low-income families will have access to advanced-level classes.
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2018
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    Martin Center probes plans to help boost N.C. teacher quality

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center highlights legislative proposals that could help improve the quality of teachers in N.C. public schools. Increasing teacher pay to improve teaching quality has grabbed media attention for months. But North Carolina’s General Assembly has been trying to figure out how to get better…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2018
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    Superintendent wins court fight with State Board of Education

    A unanimous N.C. Supreme Court sided with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson in his power struggle with the State Board of Education. It’s one of two losses the state board suffered today from the state’s highest court. Learn more details here.
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2018
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    Institute for Justice defends Opportunity Scholarship Program

    In an op-ed published in the News & Observer, Renée D. Flaherty, an attorney at the Institute for Justice who defended the Opportunity Scholarship Program, writes Most Americans already have educational choice: They choose to live in a good school district or they can pay for private school.
    Terry Stoops, June 8, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    You might not think of a teenager stuffing his face with chocolate cake when you hear the words “targeted tax incentives.” But Joe Coletti does make that mental connection. He explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes this year’s race for…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2018
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    New York Times tugs at heartstrings, ignores facts

    In “What Budget Cuts Mean for Third Graders in a Rural School,” Dana Goldstein of the New York Times writes about West Greene Elementary School in Snow Hill, N.C.  Goldstein writes, West Greene is one of many schools across the country dealing with…
    Terry Stoops, June 7, 2018
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    Welcome to the Midterm Election: Cooper Vetoes Budget, Disputes Nonpartisan Analysis of Deficit His Budget Would Create

    Welcome to the 2018 midterms. As Carolina Journal reports, Gov. Roy Cooper used a press conference Wednesday to criticize legislative leaders and the operating budget they passed and sent to his desk — which he has vetoed. “It’s important to make this statement. It’s important to do the right…
    Donna Martinez, June 7, 2018
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    LISTEN HERE: Head Locke Episode 017: A Big Win for Vouchers Proponents in N.C.

    Episode 17 of Head Locke features a discussion of a new analysis on the Opportunity Scholarship program with special guest, Mitch Kokai. The Opportunity Scholarship Program is a private school voucher program for low-income children in North Carolina. North Carolina State University researchers found that the program produced “positive, large,…
    Anna Manning, June 6, 2018