K-12 education (page 5)

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    School Scores Show Continued Progress Overall, Low-Income Schools Still Lagging

    Carolina Journal reports on data released at this week’s state Board of Education meeting. The majority of all schools earned a C or higher, with 3.5 percent getting the highest grade — A +NG. A +NG schools don’t have a significant achievement or graduation gap. Only 3.8 percent of…
    Donna Martinez, September 8, 2017
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    Terry Stoops Weighs In On Education Plan NC To Submit To Feds

    The debate over testing, accountability, and student achievement is continuing, this time in the context of the education plan the state Board of Education will vote on Thursday. From the News & Observer: Multiple drafts have been submitted to the state board to try to meet the Sept. 18 deadline…
    Donna Martinez, September 7, 2017
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    About That New Culinary Manager in Charlotte-Meck Schools …

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, discusses the impact of a new “manager of culinary development” on school lunch menus in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools. Stoops offered these comments for an Aug. 30, 2017, report on WSOC-TV. Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, August 31, 2017
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    Check Out The Left’s Double Standard About Profit in Education

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, discusses left-of-center criticism of private companies earning profits from public schools. Stoops offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, August 28, 2017
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    District Enrollment Dips as Charters Surge

    JLF’s Terry Stoops looks at new data released by the Department of Public Instruction. Last week, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the final enrollment numbers for the 2016-17 school year.  Overall, there was a nearly 4,500-student or 0.3 percent year-to-year decrease in district enrollment (average daily membership). …
    Donna Martinez, August 23, 2017
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    Do Teachers Have Enough Money For Supplies?

    From Education NC: In the wake of Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement last week of a statewide supply drive for schools, the issue of classroom resources moved front and center. During his announcement, Cooper criticized Republican lawmakers for not including in their budget his proposal of a $150 stipend…
    Donna Martinez, August 16, 2017
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    What Does The Research Say About Reducing Class Size?

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, discusses plans to reduce public school class sizes. Stoops offered these comments during the Aug. 13, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “In Focus with Loretta Boniti.” Watch it here.
    Donna Martinez, August 15, 2017
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    Johnson: Lawsuit needed to bring accountability to school governance

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis sat down with Mark Johnson, superintendent of public instruction. They discussed the relationship between the superintendent and the state board of education. Read the Q&A here.
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2017