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    UNC Students Will Continue Paying Fees For Facilities They Can’t Use

    The UNC System has seen much change recently – from a new chairman to the UNC Board of Governors to a new Chancellor at their flagship campus, UNC Chapel Hill. However, one thing is not changing: tuition and fees. This week, JLF’s Dominic Coletti wrote a research brief on the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 4, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses the Silent Sam Settlement and the Lt. Governor Race with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Once again, Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio with WUNC Politics host Jeff Tiberii. Joining Gray and Tiberii was Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. Together, the three discussed recent updates to the Silent Sam settlement, an ethics complaint on Superintendent Mark Johnson, and…
    Brenee Goforth, February 25, 2020
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    Silent Sam Deal Could Encourage Copycats

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello and Rick Henderson wrote a piece on the potential impacts of the recent settlement regarding a Confederate statue. The UNC Board of Governors announced Wednesday, Nov. 26, that it reached an agreement with the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) to transfer Silent Sam,…
    Brenee Goforth, December 6, 2019
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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