Reach NC Question of the Week

Question of the Week – April 2

The school performance grade formula has been a subject of steady debate in the General Assembly, with some lawmakers advocating for academic growth playing a bigger part in the grades because they say it is a more effective indicator of how well teachers are doing their jobs. Proponents of keeping academic performance front and center say it measures whether students are where the state wants them to be education-wise, so it’s important to keep the emphasis on it.

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Question of the Week – March 25

With March Madness in full swing, we have college athletics on our mind. Do you think scholarships are sufficient compensation for college athletes? Weigh in on our question of the week.

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Question of the Week – March 18

In June 2018, the Unviersity of Chicago dropped the SAT/ACT requirement for applicants. Inside Higher Ed wrote the following:

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Question of the Week – March 11

Currently, the redistricting of NC congressional & state legislative boundaries is controlled by the state legislature. In 2018, a federal district court ruled that NC's congressional map had been subject to unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering.

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Question of the Week – February 18

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly removed graduate degree pay bonuses for new educators. Some research has suggested those advanced degrees don't lead to improved teaching.

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Question of the Week – February 4

With the Institute for Emerging Issues' ReCONNECT Rural and Urban Forum coming up next week, we want to know your thoughts about your community. Share them with us below.

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Question of the Week – January 28

Monday marked the 33rd anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle tragedy and Friday will mark the 16th anniversary of the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy.

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Question of the Week – January 23

This week is National School Choice Week. North Carolina permits the formation of charter schools, which are publicly funded but are not managed by the local school board. Proponents of charter schools say they increase opportunity and encourage innovation, among other things. Opponents of charter schools say they contribute to segregation and take funding away from traditional public schools, among other things.

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Question of the Week – January 14

A lapse in federal funding caused a partial government shutdown that has now surpassed the record of a 21-day shutdown set in 1955-56. Last week, about 800,000 federal workers missed their paychecks.

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