Tag Archives: EDUCATION

Hickory and Newton-Conover Schools Go Beyond Statute, Raise Drop Out Age to 18

At the North Carolina State Board of Education meeting held on October 6th, resolutions were presented by Hickory county schools and Newton-Conover schools regarding the drop out age.

The resolutions raise the drop out age from 16 to 18, thereby making 11th and 12th grades compulsory. Continue reading

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11 New Charter Schools Await Board Approval in North Carolina

Eleven new charters schools have been recommended for approval by the state’s board of education per a bulletin from the NC Department of Public Instruction. Once approved, the number of charter schools in North Carolina will rise to 168.

The schools recommended for approval by the NC Public Schools, via their Newsletter: Continue reading

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Civitas Expands ‘Mapping The Left’ To Include Education

Those following this blog know I have been chronicling the Left in North Carolina for years. In the last few years, I’ve been watching Leftist led organizations infiltrate education. Civitas has also caught onto this trend and has begun to … Continue reading

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#DM7 Article: Rubio On Education Puts Jeb To Shame

This is a repost of my weekly Da Tech Guy Column: Rubio On Education Puts Jeb To Shame Continue reading

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#DM7: From The Mouths Of Our Children To Ed Reformers Ears

The is a reposting of my weekly Da Tech Guy Column: From The Mouths Of Our Children To Ed Reformers Ears Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Rebuttal To Dr. Atkinson’s ‘State of Education’

Earlier this week, NC Superintendent and CCSSO President, Dr. June Atkinson gave a ‘State of Education’ set of remarks to Education PR Firm, EducationNC.

A citizen contacted me about this ‘statement’ and prepared one of their own. Read their rebuttal to Dr. Atkinson here. Continue reading

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School Vouchers In NC For Low Income Students

In all the manufactured chaos that descended on the NC General Assembly in the last week, an important item in education seemingly got lost in the mix. Governor McCory rolled out a voucher program for low income students called “Opportunity Scholarships”.

The nuts and bolts of the program were in a press release that went out on July 28th: Continue reading

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