Reach NC Question of the Week

Question of the Week – April 15: In-state tuition

In-state tuition for one year of community college, on average, is about $2,400 in North Carolina, while out-of-state tuition is $8,500 — a remarkable and sometimes game-changing benefit to residents. At UNC-Chapel Hill, a semester of in-state tuition costs $9,018, while the same semester costs $36,000 for out-of-state students.

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Question of the Week – April 8: School supplies

Sen. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, surrounded by fellow Republican Senate and House members and Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, announced a Senate bill that would bypass districts to provide classroom supply funds directly to teachers for their classrooms. 

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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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