Archives: Jane S. Shaw

  • How Tom Ross Can Maximize His Final Year At UNC

    Jane Shaw on Tom Ross legacy at UNC; Phil Berger & Tim Moore on taxes, incentives & economy; courts commission members on electing v. appointing judges; Miles Rapoport on redistricting reform; Roy Cordato on impact of lower gas prices…

  • Takeaways From The UNC-CH “Paper Classes” Scandal

    Jane Shaw on issues uncovered by UNC-CH "paper classes"; Paul Slobodian on factions in education reform; legislators discuss future of Medicaid; Larry Schweikart on how rock music helped topple Berlin Wall; Terry Stoops on improving education standards.

  • Charter Certification Change Could Have Far-Reaching Effect

    RALEIGH — Principals will be free to hire whomever they think will do the best job to fill 50 percent of teaching positions, whether they have a state license or not. Those teachers could be retired chemists, college professors, lawyers, or professional tutors. The change could have an impact well…

  • Fayetteville State To Teach Teachers of Entrepreneurs

    RALEIGH — Edward Stringham, a professor at Fayetteville State University, noticed an absence of professors trained in the principles of entrepreneurship. To train Ph.D. students to teach such courses, Stringham is proposing a doctoral program at Fayetteville State. Stringham is a professor in the university’s business school, which would house…

  • Bold Ideas For Reforming The UNC System

    Jane Shaw on reforming UNC System; Andy Ellen, Gary Salamido & Connie Wilson on unemployment insurance fraud; Fergus Hodgson on libertarian tax policy; Terry Stoops on N.C. House education reform; Troy Kickler on N.C.'s role in Civil War…

  • Universities, Businesses Try To Spur Economic Growth

    RALEIGH — Economic prospects for both the state and the university have changed dramatically since the UNC system released its “UNC Tomorrow” report in 2007, but that hasn’t stopped UNC from pushing its broad vision as a driver of economic transformation in North Carolina.

  • Challenges Loom For UNC System as 2011 Approaches

    Jane Shaw on UNC System challenges for 2011; Lanier Cansler & Joe Coletti on N.C.'s Medicard program; Becki Gray & Joe Coletti on government transparency; Garland Tucker on 1924 presidential election, Daren Bakst on Durham's acceptance of Mexican ID card.

  • Dual Roles for UNC: Educator and Licensing Agency

    RALEIGH — Nationally, for-profit post-secondary schools have been inundated by controversy in recent months. While they have expanded the market for higher education to underserved populations, especially working adults, they have drawn a lot of fire, especially from officials at more established schools.

  • Fayetteville State Leads in Syllabus Transparency

    RALEIGH — One University of North Carolina system school, Fayetteville State University, is in front of the rest when it comes to an important type of transparency: the public online posting of course descriptions.