School choice (page 7)

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    1 out of 5 Students Not Regularly Attending Virtual Class

    In the fall, many K-12 school districts made the difficult decision to move instruction online. Many schools are continuing a fully or partially online curriculum into the spring semester, which could further worsen the learning loss many students have faced. As Julie Havlak writes this week for Carolina Journal: Remote…
    Brenee Goforth, January 6, 2021
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    On Justice Paul Newby’s Victory

    A joint statement from John Locke Foundation and Civitas Institute December 12, 2020 RALEIGH – In November, North Carolinians delivered a blow to the litigious Left by electing conservative-leaning judges to all eight of North Carolina’s open statewide judicial seats. Today, the final race achieved closure as…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Republican Catherine Truitt will take on the job as state superintendent of public instruction in January. Terry Stoops looks at Truitt’s priority list during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson discusses N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore’s priorities for the new legislative session that…
    Mitch Kokai, December 4, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that newly elected N.C. county commissioners could generate the next generation of Republican state leaders. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights potential challenges and opportunities for the next state superintendent of public instruction.
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online interviews incoming N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt about her priorities. John Hood’s Daily Journal examines North Carolina’s down-ballot races for signs of partisan political parity.
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2020
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    COVID-19 didn’t cause public education’s worst problems

    Corey DeAngelis writes at Reason.com about the major challenges facing public education in America. They predate the COVID-19 pandemic. We are witnessing an exodus from public schools that’s unprecedented in modern U.S. history. Families are fleeing the traditional system and turning to homeschooling, virtual charters, microschools, and—more controversially—”pandemic…
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2020
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    How much did your public charter/regional/lab school spend per student in 2019-20?

    According to data released by the NC Department of Public Instruction today, the average per-pupil expenditures (PPE) for each public charter, regional, and laboratory school in 2019-20 were as follows: Year CS Charter School Name Total PPE Total Rank 2020 13C A.C.E. ACADEMY  $  9,648.46 105 2020 26B ALPHA ACADEMY…
    Terry Stoops, November 2, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Even political junkies might know little about N.C. elections beyond the races for president, governor, and U.S. Senate. Rick Henderson analyzes recent developments in other important statewide races for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses learning loss among public school students tied…
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020