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    CJ Reports: UNC chancellors say new system president should offer leadership, stability

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on the ongoing search for a UNC system president. Travis explains: UNC has paved a rocky road when it comes to hiring — and retaining — leadership. In 2016, former UNC President Tom Ross was fired without ceremony. The event created an uproar over…
    Brenee Goforth, September 20, 2019
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    NCGA/UNC/ZSRF program retains teachers in high need schools

    From an op-ed published in the Charlotte Observer, praising the N.C. New Teacher Support Program: It should be noted the N.C. New Teacher Support Program recently posted a 95 percent retention rate, which is significantly higher than average retention rates in districts across the state. Based on these retention…
    Terry Stoops, November 18, 2015
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    How much value do NC colleges add?

    A new report from the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings outlines a novel way to evaluate colleges: by measuring value added. In “Beyond College Rankings,” two Brookings scholars attempt to isolate the effect of college on student outcomes, “above and beyond what students’ backgrounds would predict.” Here’s how some…
    Jenna A. Robinson, April 29, 2015
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    An ‘alternate’ look at the UNC scandal

    If the UNC mess were inverted and reported under the headline “Shocking claim: Some top college students read like adults, play like kids“: Yoop compiled data on the skill levels of thousands of UNC-Chapel Hill students admitted for nonathletic reasons from 2004 to 2012. She found that 60…
    Jon Sanders, January 24, 2014
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    Bloomberg Businessweek fully engages the UNC scandal

    Paul M. Barrett’s article today, “Four Blunt Points About UNC, College Sports, and Academic Corruption,” opens this way: The powers that be in North Carolina seem unable to accept that the scandal roiling Chapel Hill has become ground zero in a national…
    Jon Sanders, January 20, 2014
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    How Many College Grads Do We Need?

    Today at a meeting of the UNC Strategic Directions Committee, members heard a presentation about degree attainment. Specifically, how many North Carolina workers are projected to need college degrees in the future? Dan Cohen-Vogel presented data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing that North Carolina will…
    Jenna A. Robinson, October 30, 2012
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    You might be a UNC progressive if …

    … you’re tore out of the frame starting email and social-media campaigns and drawing up petitions over UNC sports being broadcast on the same radio stations that carry Rush Limbaugh but aren’t upset at all over rampant academic fraud, unauthorized grade changes, absentee instructors, 54 suspect…
    Jon Sanders, May 10, 2012
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    Send In the Chinese!

    On the front page of the New York Times* and the Chronicle of Higher Education today is a story about Chinese students in American universities. Much of the story is about the troubles that both sides are having with the relationship: the Chinese are sometimes getting ripped off…
    Duke Cheston, November 3, 2011