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    Needed: Quality Appointments for CC Review Commission

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    On July 22nd Governor McCrory signed legislation to create an eleven member commission to review Math and English Common Core Standards.  Those who have worked hard to educate policymakers and the public about the problems with Common Core standards are happy to see this progress and to realize that machinery is now in place to review, […]

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    Kricker Rules the State Board of Elections

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Susan Myrick

    Yes, state board member, Maja Kricker, really did rule at the State Board of Elections (SBOE) meeting today. Her opinion was the only opinion that counted when it came to the five member SBOE voting on one-stop variance requests made by county board of elections. Here is the background to today's story. One of the provisions in VIVA (the […]

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    NC should look to DC charters

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    If you 're a fan of charter schools you should be watching what's going on in Washington DC. Last week the Washington Post ran a very interesting article on DC principals going door-to-door to tout the benefits of a public school education.  What prompted  principals to take to the streets?  Numbers and test results. Charters enroll 44 […]

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    Early Voting at 151,935 Ballots Cast

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Susan Myrick

    In total, more than 180,000 voters voted early in 2010, using both the in-person, one-stop sites and mail-in absentee ballots. This year's latest early voting turnout numbers from the State Board of Elections are at 151,935 ballots cast so far (as of close of business yesterday). Of those, 145,000 have voted at one-stop sites. That's […]

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    Voters support full review of Common Core Standards

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    Last Thursday the Legislature's Common Core Study Committee completed its  final report.  The report included draft legislation that if approved would replace Common Core Standards in North Carolina public schools. The proposed legislation also establishes a Commission to review Common Core Standards. During the third week of April the Civitas Institute polled voters on how […]