public schools (page 2)

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    Test scores 2018-19: School performance grades

    North Carolina assigns school performance grades to all public schools.  The grades are based on student achievement (80 percent of total grade) and growth (20 percent of total grade). In the past, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published comparisons of district and charter grade distributions, but they…
    Terry Stoops, September 4, 2019
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    NCAE promotes passivity, not empowerment

    Kristy Moore, N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE): “This is a new year and it’s another chance for us as educators to put into perspective what we need to do to ensure that ALL students have a bright future. The children we serve cannot help in which zip code they live,…
    Terry Stoops, September 4, 2019
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    1 in 5 NC students don’t attend traditional public schools, new figures show

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details: Twenty percent of North Carolina’s students are not attending the state’s traditional public schools — and that percentage is expected to continue rising. New statewide figures released this month show that homeschools, private schools and charter schools all continued to add…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2019
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    Sell the Big Mac, rather than complaining that Burger King has onion rings

    On October 12, Public Schools First NC and Great Schools In Wake are hosting an event, Impact of Privatizing Public Schools: A Crisis in the Making.  Here is the description of the event: To celebrate 10 years of advocacy for public schools, we invite you join us…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2019
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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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    Majority of Americans Favor Local Control of Public Schools

    Yesterday, the 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released and the findings confirm Americans want Local School Boards to have the authority.  When asked to reflect on who should have the greatest influence on what is taught in the public schools, Americans…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, August 21, 2014
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    A historic day for school choice in North Carolina

    With State Board of Education approval of nine charter schools yesterday, North Carolina will exceed 100 charter schools for the first time since passage of charter school legislation approximately 15 years ago.  This would not have been possible without passage of Senate Bill 8 last year. But the vote…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2012