school safety

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    Study: Schools with police are no safer

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details, A new report looking at security in North Carolina schools is challenging the belief that putting more police officers in schools will make them safer. The study of North Carolina middle schools found no relationship between increased funding for…
    Terry Stoops, November 26, 2018
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    Campaign literature?

    Teachers are crying foul over a request to distribute a school safety flier produced by Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson and co-sponsored by a handful of public school advocacy organizations (that do not necessarily share Johnson’s vision for public schools).  What do you think?  Is this too political?…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2018
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    Middle schooler draws stick figure holding gun, gets suspended

    The story is shocking but not surprising.  Sampson County Schools administrators suspended a Roseboro Salemburg Middle School student for “a doodle that showed stick figures holding guns and knives.” The “threatening” artwork:                 The silly response: “Due to everything happening…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2018
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    “If the NRA didn’t exist, we would still have the second amendment.”

    Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson and syndicated columnist John Hood answer host Tom Campbell’s questions about the latest developments in the national debate over school safety and gun laws. These exchanges took place during the March 16, 2018, edition of “NC SPIN.” WATCH for Rick’s comments about…
    Donna Martinez, March 19, 2018
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    Digest of Education Statistics is full of education statistics!

    The U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), released the annual Digest of Education Statistics report today.  The report includes data up to 2016. Some of the more noteworthy factoids include, The pupil-staff ratio in North Carolina was 8.1 in fall 2014.  It was almost…
    Terry Stoops, February 20, 2018
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    WalletHub: N.C. has 13th best school system in the nation

    WalletHub, a website I love to hate, has released its 2017 States with the Best & Worst School Systems list.  North Carolina ranked 13th overall.  Only Virginia had a higher ranking in the Southeast (6th overall). According to the website, “To determine the top-performing school systems in America, WalletHub’s…
    Terry Stoops, August 1, 2017