K-12 education (page 7)

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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
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    Like Senate, House Budget Boosts Opportunity Scholarship Funding, But With Changes

    Carolina Journal reports on how the House budget plan deals with the program that gives low-income families a chance to choose the private school that works best for them. The  Senate and House Budget proposals look to expand the program, but the House plan also includes a requirement for…
    Donna Martinez, May 31, 2017
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    Yes, It’s True: North Carolina Is a Destination For Teachers

    JLF’s Terry Stoops busts the Left’s narrative that North Carolina is driving teachers to leave the state in droves. According to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) data, the number of out-of-state teachers awarded their initial North Carolina teaching license and employed in a public school continues to outnumber…
    Donna Martinez, May 30, 2017
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    Now THIS is Educational Innovation

    A cool $24 million. That’s the return on investment of $15,000 in Snap Inc. made by a California private school. Writing at heartland.org, reporter Michael McGrady tells the story, with comments from JLF’s Terry Stoops. “When government is not the sole financier of an educational institution, school leaders can focus…
    Donna Martinez, May 18, 2017
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    What’s going on in Washington…?

    Yesterday, the Senate voted on a motion on the House-passed bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through fiscal 2015 (HR 240). The Senate needs to begin considering backup plans in order to prevent a funding shutdown for the government agency at the end of this…
    Sarah Curry, February 24, 2015
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    Last Day for Input on Sen. Alexander’s Draft of ESEA

    Today is the last day for public input on Sen. Alexander’s draft bill that reauthorizes the Elementary Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind).  Chairman Alexander and his staff have asked for input from the public on his discussion draft by Monday, February 2 via the e-mail address:  [email protected] …
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, February 2, 2015