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    Support for Common Core continues to erode

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    Gallup reported that support for Common Core among public school parents continues to slide. According to poll results released earlier today, parents of U.S. public school students in grades K-12 are about evenly divided over the Common Core State Standards. Thirty-five percent view them negatively and 33% view them positively, while another third aren't familiar with […]

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    New Civitas Study: True Cost of HS Diploma in NC is $150K; No Correlation Between Spending and Results

    Posted in Education By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    A new study released yesterday by the Civitas Institute evaluates government education spending and academic results across all local school districts in NC. A few key findings from the study include: The statewide average total cost to taxpayer to produce each high school graduate is about $150,000. This factors in the expenses of educating children […]

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    Common Core: No Friend of STEM

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    The Commerce Department estimates that thousands of new jobs will be created in STEM fields in the next few years.  STEM – short for Science Technology, Engineering and Math is shorthand for various education initiatives designed to address a perceived lack of qualified candidates for technology-related jobs. To capitalize on these new opportunities, states will […]

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    So where are the parents?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Appointments to the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASCR) are now complete. They are: State Board of Education Appointments Bill Cobey – Chair, North Carolina State Board of Education Olivia Oxendine – State Board of Education member,  Professor of Education UNC-Pembroke Governor McCrory Appointment Andre Peek, IBM, NC Business Committee for Education Speaker Thom Tillis Appointments […]

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    UNC Board of Governors to Review Research Centers and Institutes

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Education By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Per the N&O: The UNC Board of Governors has launched a review of the more than 200 centers and institutes housed at North Carolina’s public universities. UNC board members said there is no immediate plan to eliminate or cut any of the largely research-focused institutes, which brought in $556 million in federal grants and other […]