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Carolina Journal’s Donna King questions state superintendent about post-COVID education

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, asks State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt about getting N.C. students back on track after the COVID-19 pandemic. This exchange took place during the Dec. 9, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Truitt: Testing-based formula for grading schools needs improvement

According to Catherine Truitt, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to underscore the limited nature of North Carolina’s accountability for public schools. She spoke about the challenges students continue to face and what is being done to fix the problems at Tuesday’s Council of State meeting.

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Federal appellate judges rule in favor of Durham schools in special-needs case

A unanimous 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has upheld a lower court ruling favoring Durham Public Schools in a dispute over one student's request for special-needs services. The case hinged on Durham schools’ argument that the student and her mother had not followed proper legal procedures.

CJ Staff
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Cooper names members to controversial new commission on UNC governance

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed members to his Governor's Commission on the Governance of Public Universities in North Carolina. Earlier this month, Governor Cooper signed an Executive Order establishing the Commission tasked with recommending changes to how the University of North Carolina System is governed. However, that governance is already set in state law as the responsibility of the state legislature, so any changes would have to go through lawmakers.

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King queries House Speaker Moore about education

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, asks N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, about his education priorities. This exchange took place during the Nov. 25, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Entrepreneurship and classical education: where opportunity and values meet

In recent years, the push for more STEM courses in K-12 education has advanced alongside calls for entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk start new businesses that improve our quality of life and, perhaps more importantly to its political supporters, help the United States stay ahead of competitors abroad, particularly in...

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