School choice

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    ZIP code school assignment a vestige of enslavement?

    I did not have an opportunity to watch the Congressional hearing about reparations, but this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education caught my eye. The author writes, Julianne Malveaux, an economist and former president of Bennett College, in North Carolina, presented evidence for reparations based on postslavery abuses.
    Terry Stoops, June 20, 2019
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    They fought the schools and the schools won

    Parents who are dissatisfied with Wake County’s high school math program, the MVP Math Curriculum, mounted a good-faith effort to convince the school board to adopt a math curriculum that addressed their concerns.  The News & Observer has the details. Wake County school leaders stood by the district’s use of…
    Terry Stoops, June 19, 2019
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    CJ Reports: S.B. 609 remains focus of N.C. school choice efforts

    Recently, Carolina Journal’s Leonard Robinson III wrote about a school-choice panel hosted by the Cato Institute and the Civitas Institute on June 5. Robinson reported the panel included: Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute Center for Education Freedom; Anna Egalite, an assistant professor at N.C. State University; Sen.
    Brenee Goforth, June 14, 2019
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    Graduates show why North Carolina needs virtual charter schools

    This WTVD story about the North Carolina Virtual Academy graduation ceremony is a must read. [Salutatorian Wyatt] Payne attended a brick-and-mortar school through 10th grade, but found the high school environment to be too distracting, and grew concerned about his dropping grades. That’s when he made the decision to transfer…
    Terry Stoops, June 13, 2019
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    Teacher-Student Race Matching: Where The Research Is Heading

    N.C. State professor Anna Egalite discusses the future of research on teacher-student race matching in light of the new Fordham Institute report that compares matching in North Carolina charter and district schools.  Dr. Egalite offers three takeaways from the study. First, we need to be pushing harder on…
    Terry Stoops, June 12, 2019
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    CJ Reports: UNC laboratory schools are changing the formula for education in N.C.

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis collaborated on an article about UNC’s laboratory schools. Laboratory schools are a new concept in North Carolina; Marchello and Travis explain them this way: Laboratory schools are a developing phenomenon across the UNC system. In 2016, the General Assembly…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2019
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    CJ Reports: State Board of Education approves 10 charters, but delays approving two others

    Last week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello published a story on a dozen recent charter school applications. According to Marchello, 12 charter schools applied for approval to open in 2020; however, Marchello writes: [T]he State Board of Education failed to approve two of them after local district officials and PTA…
    Brenee Goforth, June 11, 2019
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    CJ Reports: School choice needs bipartisan voices to grow, panelists say

    Earlier this week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on a school choice panel and on panelist Joel Ford’s change of heart on the matter of school choice. Marchello reported: Former Democratic Sen. Joel Ford used to be a critic of school choice, but his experiences as a father changed…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019