K-12 education (page 9)

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    Martin Center president focuses on plan to address teacher shortage

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center devotes her latest column to a new partnership addressing North Carolina’s teacher shortage. Pathway to Practice is a new online, competency-based program for lateral-entry teachers in North Carolina, offered jointly by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State…
    Mitch Kokai, December 3, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A controversial $57.8 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline continues to raise red flags for state lawmakers. They’ve decided to hire an outside investigator to look into the fund’s creation. Rick Henderson assesses the latest developments in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jordan…
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the uncertain fate of North Carolina’s state elections and ethics board. CJ Online also features an interview with Matthew Ladner of the Charles Koch Institute about a popular form of attack on school choice. The attack targets private school curricula.
    Mitch Kokai, November 30, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that the leader of the Wake County Republican Party has filed a complaint calling for the ouster of the state elections board chairman. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal examines who makes decisions about what public schools teach.
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2018
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    Study: Schools with police are no safer

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details, A new report looking at security in North Carolina schools is challenging the belief that putting more police officers in schools will make them safer. The study of North Carolina middle schools found no relationship between increased funding for…
    Terry Stoops, November 26, 2018
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    The Opportunity Scholarship Program continues to grow

    The N.C. State Education Assistance Authority posted updated data on the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which awards private school vouchers to low-income children. Between 2017 and 2019, the Opportunity Scholarship Program had a 12.8 percent increase in applications and a 16 percent increase in recipients (so far).  Not bad!   2018-19…
    Terry Stoops, November 19, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on small N.C. towns that consider merging public services with larger neighbors. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges North Carolina to continue expanding access to parental school choice.
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2018
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    N.C. State adds doctoral specialization in social justice education

    Breitbart reports that the N.C. State Teacher Education and Learning Sciences Department will add a social justice education specialization to their Ph.D. program.  A press release outlines the goal of the new program. “The goal of the program is to help educators recognize and disrupt systems of oppression…
    Terry Stoops, November 16, 2018