K-12 education (page 9)

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    CJ Reports: Governor’s commission makes draft recommendations to meet Leandro mandate

    About two years ago, Gov. Roy Cooper established the Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education according to Carolina Journal reporter Lindsay Marchello’s  most recent article. Marchello reports that the commission’s name  and mission are derived from a 1997 N.C. Supreme Court opinion which held that, while…
    Brenee Goforth, June 27, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on new school-funding recommendations from a governor’s commission. John Hood’s Daily Journal tackles the debate over N.C. sheriffs working with federal immigration enforcement agents.
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2019
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    Teachers unaware of union options

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon details disturbing news about teachers and union membership. A majority of teachers are unaware of their newly won right to opt out of union dues, according to a new poll. In June 2018, the Supreme Court declared that government agencies could…
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2019
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    They’ve Got Something to Hide

    The South China Morning Post reports: Beijing on Thursday ordered a suspension of history exams run by a US non-profit organisation for students seeking credit at American colleges, as the ruling Communist Party cracks down on educational material it deems unfriendly.
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Avoiding top-down approach to disadvantaged districts

    Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai has written a commentary published in Carolina Journal on the discussion surrounding a recent report from the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division. The report centers on student performance in school districts it labels “predominantly disadvantaged” (see image). Kokai explains: Evaluators identified 1,988 school districts…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
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    NCAE super friend warns of “more frequent and more disruptive” teacher protests

    In an article published on the N.C. Policy Watch website, a policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center and N.C. Association of Educators super friend warns, These budget proposals are a slap in the face those who came out on May 1, filling the streets of Raleigh to demand more adequate…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2019
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    NCAE warns state legislators about…November?

    There are no statewide or legislative elections in November, so the NCAE must have something else in mind.                       Is the NCAE planning a November walkout? Do they plan to play a role in school board,…
    Terry Stoops, June 21, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A merger between Aetna and CVS could expand retail health care options in North Carolina and across the country. Meanwhile, a tool called Medibid is helping to connect doctors and patients through online auctions. Jordan Roberts discusses these health care innovations during the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019