K-12 education (page 6)

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    What is the Leandro Case All About, and Why Is It Back In the News?

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses two major developments in North Carolina’s long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit. Kokai offered these comments during the July 28, 2017, edition of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.” Watch it here.
    Donna Martinez, August 1, 2017
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    JLF’s Terry Stoops Cited in News & Observer Story On School Choice Gains

    From the Raleigh News & Observer’s story on growth in North Carolina’s school choice movement: North Carolina has welcomed more than 116,000 new students so far this decade, but most of these newcomers aren’t going to traditional public schools. Enrollment dropped by 5,562 students this…
    Donna Martinez, July 21, 2017
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    What Does JLF’s Terry Stoops Think About Char/Meck’s Hiring Of Culinary Development Manager?

    Dr. Terry Stoops, John Locke Foundation vice president for research, questions the process new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox used to hire an administrator for the school system’s culinary services. Stoops offered these comments for a July 7, 2017, report on WSOC-TV. WATCH here.
    Donna Martinez, July 10, 2017
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    What’s the Education Governance Lawsuit All About?

    The lawsuit pits North Carolina’s superintendent of public instruction against the State Board of Education. John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray and Chairman John Hood answer host Tom Campbell’s questions during the July 2, 2017, edition of “N.C. Spin.” Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, July 5, 2017
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    N.C.’s New Public Education Budget: Prudent, Thoughtful Plan

    North Carolina’s new General Fund budget appropriates more than $9 billion to public education. JLF’s Terry Stoops writes the plan is attentive to children, teachers, and principals, and it addresses the need to reduce costly, inefficient bureaucracy and to invest in business systems. Read the details here.
    Donna Martinez, June 28, 2017
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    We’re Focusing On Teachers, But What About Principals?

    This News & Observer story delves into the role that assignment of teachers is playing in Wake County as the public school system seeks to ensure that struggling students are teamed up with high-performing teachers. Our Dr. Terry Stoops brings up a critical point: One option might be…
    Donna Martinez, June 19, 2017
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    Appropriate Environmental Curriculum Or Propaganda?

    What is the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) teaching kids? nsjonline.com reports: Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration have rolled out an environmental curriculum to be implemented in high school Earth Science and AP Environment classes across the state. “It’s Our Air”…
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2017
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    House Education Budget: A Pretty Good Package

    What’s in the House education budget? It’s not perfect, but there are some pretty good things, writes JLF’s Terry Stoops. His biggest thumbs-up goes to this: By far, the most exciting part of the House budget is the plan to create the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance…
    Donna Martinez, June 2, 2017