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As state superintendent, Catherine Truitt will oversee North Carolina’s vast public education system, which spent more than $14 billion this school year. But she won’t be doing it alone.
As state superintendent, Catherine Truitt will oversee North Carolina’s vast public education system, which spent more than $14 billion this school year. But she won’t be doing it alone.
 
COVID-19 has upended our traditional way of educating kids.
 
The assessment in question was the 2017 version of the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) - commonly referred to as the nation's report card
The assessment in question was the 2017 version of the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) - commonly referred to as the nation's report card
 
Well, never mind, then. According to the only large-scale, randomized controlled trial of a statewide preschool initiative - Tennessee's pre-K program -intervening early to boost long-term academic performance doesn't work
Well, never mind, then. According to the only large-scale, randomized controlled trial of a statewide preschool initiative - Tennessee's pre-K program -intervening early to boost long-term academic performance doesn't work
 
Reliable information is a prerequisite for good management. How can you make intelligent decisions if you are basing them on shaky information?
Reliable information is a prerequisite for good management. How can you make intelligent decisions if you are basing them on shaky information?
 
Two lawmakers have introduced bills to grant local government the authority to provide local housing to teachers and other government employees
Two lawmakers have introduced bills to grant local government the authority to provide local housing to teachers and other government employees
 
It seems reasonable to expect that public school students who achieve the highest-level scores on standardized math tests ought to get the first shot at placement in advanced math classes the following year
It seems reasonable to expect that public school students who achieve the highest-level scores on standardized math tests ought to get the first shot at placement in advanced math classes the following year
 
In the first installment of this series, I offered several reasons why conservative families ought to consider sending their kids to the local community college
In the first installment of this series, I offered several reasons why conservative families ought to consider sending their kids to the local community college
 
North Carolina is failing far too many children, especially those "at-risk."
 
Civitas Poll finds roughly three in four N.C. voters back school choice, with higher levels of support from black voters
Civitas Poll finds roughly three in four N.C. voters back school choice, with higher levels of support from black voters
 
What if the conventional wisdom about education in North Carolina were exactly backwards, and it was Republicans who have been more generous in funding our state's schools
What if the conventional wisdom about education in North Carolina were exactly backwards, and it was Republicans who have been more generous in funding our state's schools
 
During her primary fight with Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton argued that his "free college" promise went too far. Now, however, Clinton has come out with a plan to make public colleges and universities free for families who earn less than $125,000 annually.
During her primary fight with Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton argued that his "free college" promise went too far. Now, however, Clinton has come out with a plan to make public colleges and universities free for families who earn less than $125,000 annually.
 
North Carolina ranks No. 19 overall and is rising among all states when combining economic and personal freedoms, according to a major national report released today that used more than 230 variables to set the rankings.
North Carolina ranks No. 19 overall and is rising among all states when combining economic and personal freedoms, according to a major national report released today that used more than 230 variables to set the rankings.
 
Would academic political science benefit from more viewpoint diversity? Let's start with the good news, which is that political science isn't nearly the worst-off discipline on campus
Would academic political science benefit from more viewpoint diversity? Let's start with the good news, which is that political science isn't nearly the worst-off discipline on campus
 
Last month I looked at Hillary Clinton’s higher education proposals in this Clarion Call, and found nothing to praise in them. They merely deepen the already ruinous federal involvement in subsidizing college.
Last month I looked at Hillary Clinton’s higher education proposals in this Clarion Call, and found nothing to praise in them. They merely deepen the already ruinous federal involvement in subsidizing college.
 
Are college students more likely to listen to a lecture about education policy if an adult film actress is behind the podium? They certainly filled the room for Belle Knox, whose real name is Miriam Weeks, a 19-year-old Duke student. She came to UNC-Chapel Hill on Tuesday to talk about the high cost
Are college students more likely to listen to a lecture about education policy if an adult film actress is behind the podium? They certainly filled the room for Belle Knox, whose real name is Miriam Weeks, a 19-year-old Duke student. She came to UNC-Chapel Hill on Tuesday to talk about the high cost
 
Ever since 2006, when Margaret Spellings, then the U.S. secretary of education, issued a report stressing the need for higher graduation rates at colleges and universities, there has been pressure on universities to award more diplomas.
Ever since 2006, when Margaret Spellings, then the U.S. secretary of education, issued a report stressing the need for higher graduation rates at colleges and universities, there has been pressure on universities to award more diplomas.
 
Jesse Saffron, a staffer at the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy think tank has a well reasoned and lucid piece in the Carolina Journal on the issue of extra pay for teachers with graduate degrees.
Jesse Saffron, a staffer at the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy think tank has a well reasoned and lucid piece in the Carolina Journal on the issue of extra pay for teachers with graduate degrees.
 
Political debates about education policy are so contentious that consensus may seem forever out of reach. Yet here's something that virtually everyone agrees is true: academic achievement reflects more than just the value added by teachers, administrators, textbooks, and technology...
Political debates about education policy are so contentious that consensus may seem forever out of reach. Yet here's something that virtually everyone agrees is true: academic achievement reflects more than just the value added by teachers, administrators, textbooks, and technology...
 
In education policy, America sticks out like a sore thumb when compared with our international competitors.
In education policy, America sticks out like a sore thumb when compared with our international competitors.
 
Former North Carolina Governor James G. Martin has joined the board of directors of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.
Former North Carolina Governor James G. Martin has joined the board of directors of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.
 
I hope you had a merry Christmas! Here is Part II of our three-part Christmas policy reform wish list. The first four were posted earlier this week. Now for four more...
I hope you had a merry Christmas! Here is Part II of our three-part Christmas policy reform wish list. The first four were posted earlier this week. Now for four more...
 
We welcome the John William Pope Center for Education Policy to our growing readership, and expect our readers to learn all they can to do their part in this wise endeavor to better educate our People.
We welcome the John William Pope Center for Education Policy to our growing readership, and expect our readers to learn all they can to do their part in this wise endeavor to better educate our People.
 
North Carolina's graduation rate ranks about in the middle of the pack in relation to other states around the country.
North Carolina's graduation rate ranks about in the middle of the pack in relation to other states around the country.
 
It's not uncommon for university boosters to donate money or property to the alma mater. It would be wrong to assume that the schools always honor the donors' wishes.
It's not uncommon for university boosters to donate money or property to the alma mater. It would be wrong to assume that the schools always honor the donors' wishes.
 
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