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NC SPIN episode #1017 to Air Date 5/11/18

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Topics: Tuesday’s Primary Elections How many voted and who turned out Fractures within both political parties Teacher Protests Tell us something we don’t know   Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Political analyst and columnist Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation Brad Crone, Political and communications consultant John Hood, Syndicated columnist and author

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Partisan elections shouldn’t lead to a partisan judiciary

| April 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

By Rick Henderson, Editor in chief, Carolina Journal and NC SPIN panelist, April 19, 2018 “Politics have no place in our court system in North Carolina or any place else. Fairness deserves better than that, equality deserves better than that, and justice deserves better than that.” Fine sentiments, expressed by N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice […]

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NC SPIN episode #1010 Air Date 03/23/2018

| March 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Topics: Too many not getting “sound basic education” We don’t need better politicians but better leaders More women running…and winning Tell us something we don’t know   Panelists: Gene Arnold, Former Legislator John Hood, Syndicated Columnist and Author Beverly Perdue, Former Governor of North Carolina Dennis Wicker, Former Lieutenant Governor Tom Campbell, Moderator

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State board votes to close Durham charter school after diploma problems

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

by, March 2, 2017 The State Board of Education voted Thursday to close Durham’s Kestrel Heights charter high school after problems over an eight-year period in which students were given diplomas despite not completing required classes. Many students left campus wondering what comes next. Junior Quynh Ngein says she had to leave to class […]

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Classes cancelled at Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools due to ‘women’s strike’

| March 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Ken Smith, WRAL, March 2, 2017 Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools have announced that classes will be canceled for students on March 8 because of an expected high rate of teacher absences due to a planned national demonstration. The strike, dubbed “A Day Without a Woman” by organizers, coincides with International Women’s Day. According to the Women’s […]

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Board of Education to challenge law shifting power to Superintendent

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, December 2 8, 2016. The State Board of Education said Wednesday that it will challenge a law passed two weeks ago that shifts some power from the board to the state superintendent of public instruction. The board met behind closed doors for about a half-hour to discuss its legal options before […]

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State Board sets 5 pm Monday deadline for Durham recount

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Dan Way, Carolina Journal, December 2, 2016. The State Board of Elections has set a deadline of 7 p.m. Monday for a machine recount of more than 90,000 disputed ballots that were not tabulated by voting machines on election night. The state board issued its order late Thursday after meeting much of the day with Durham election officials. […]

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Judge Howard Manning steps away from Leandro

| October 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Melissa Broughton, NC Policy Watch, October 20, 2016. Judge Howard Manning will no longer oversee Leandro v. State, the landmark education lawsuit that he has presided over for nearly 20 years. Manning made a request to be removed from the case, and Chief Justice Mark Martin reassigned it on Oct. 7 to Emergency Superior Court […]

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NC’s graduation rate, school grades improve

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Kelly Hinchcliffe,, September 1, 2016. North Carolina released its latest public school performance data Thursday, showing the state’s graduation rate and school grades improved last year. image:×90.jpg Find your school: 2015-16 school performance grades The state’s graduation rate increased slightly, from 85.6 percent in 2014-15 to 85.8 percent last school year. This marks is […]

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Bill allows students to choose math curricula

| June 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Bob Luebke, Civitas Institute, June 8, 2016. A bill that allows students to choose between the current or traditional math curricula passed the Senate Education Committee today.  Senator Jerry Tillman (R- Moore) and Senator Chad Barefoot (R-Wake) the proposals main advocates said the plan is an attempt to forge a compromise between those opposed to last […]

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