Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A study by professors at Duke, MIT, and Berkeley released by the National Bureau of Economic Research and entitled, “School Vouchers and Student Achievement: First-Year Evidence from the Louisiana Scholarship Program,” found that student participation in LSP “substantially reduces academic achievement.”

Here is an article in EducationNext, “The Folly of Overregulating School Choice,” about the voucher study.

The Fayetteville Observer is running a special report, “Poverty’s Price.” Here are links to articles on schools:

The neighborhood that puts its kids on a path to prison

A school that fought failure and won, if only briefly

Our schools suspend black students 4 times more than whites. Why?

Child exposure to ‘toxic stress’ a key link to behavior, learning problems


  • A Special Report - Inside ESSA: The New Federal K-12 Law

    Education Week | 01/06/2016

  • Federal flexibility will bring changes to NC public education

    The Charlotte Observer | 01/06/2016

  • With ESSA Passage, Delaware Offers 5 Lessons for Other States

    Education Week | 01/06/2016

  • Standards for Principal Supervisors Bring Sharper Focus to Role

    Education Week | 01/06/2016

  • He’s acting, but the nation’s new education secretary is for real

    The Washington Post | 01/05/2016

  • Back off parents: It’s not your job to teach Common Core math when helping with homework

    The Hechinger Report | 01/05/2016

  • Khan Academy Opens A Lab School

    nprEd | 01/05/2016

  • Kids And Screen Time: A Peek At Upcoming Guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics

    nprEd | 01/06/2016

  • Wake County hopes fining students will deter school threats

    The News & Observer | 01/05/2016

  • Charter Schools On The Agenda For The State Board Of Education

    WUNC Radio | 01/06/2016

  • Officials say they have video of student abuse at Cumberland middle school

    The Fayetteville Observer | 12/30/2015

  • Audit: Former NC superintendent spent thousands on bounce houses, food, travel

    WRAL | 01/05/2016

  • Salvaging Education in Rural America

    The Atlantic | 01/05/2016

These are the sources EdNC checks every day: The New York Times, Education Week, The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Ed, Education Next, Vox, Governing, NPR Ed, The News & Observer and Wake Ed Blog, The Charlotte Observer, Carolina Public Press, The Asheville Citizen-Times, The Winston-Salem Journal, The Fayetteville Observer, The Greenville Daily Reflector, Wilmington-Star News, The Hickory Daily Record, The Durham Herald-Sun, The Greensboro News & Record, The Lexington Dispatch, FOX Breaking News, WRAL, WUNC Radio, The Associated Press, State Government Radio, The Governor’s News, The Lieutenant Governor’s News, The N.C. General Assembly’s News, DPI’s News, The Carolina Journal, NC Policy Watch, and NC SPIN. If you have a source you’d like us to consider or an article you think needs to be included, email

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