Education, economic benefits possible from expansion of North Carolina school-choice program: Study

Giving parents the ability to choose what school their children attend could save North Carolina taxpayers money, among other benefits, according to a new study.



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Released this week by Raleigh-based conservative think tank Civitas Institute and libertarian think tank Reason Foundation, the study said establishing a statewide education savings account program in North Carolina could improve educational and socioeconomic outcomes.

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“Statewide education savings accounts would put the power in the hands of families by funding students instead of school systems, just like we already do with many other taxpayer-funded initiatives,” wrote Corey DeAngelis, director of school choice for the Reason Foundation.

North Carolina’s education savings account program provides up to $9,000 a year for students with disabilities to attend a nonpublic school or home school. By looking at how the current program has affected academic achievement and educational attainment, researchers estimate a

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Iyesha Chin Phillips from North Pitt High School

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – WITN’s Teacher of the Week for October 7 is Iyesha Chin Phillips, a special education teacher at North Pitt High School.



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WITN’s Teacher of the Week for October 7 is Iyesha Phillips, a special education teacher at North Pitt High School.

Phillips began teaching at the high school after graduating from ECU.

She says she didn’t always think teaching would be in her future, but she says “God knew exactly what I needed and where I needed to be.” Now, Phillips says she couldn’t picture herself doing anything else.

Phillips says her job is not just to be a teacher, but also to be a counselor, mother, administrator, nurturer and friend. She says she loves teaching because it is all encompassing and “once you build bonds with your students, you love them for life.”

In the classroom, Phillips prides herself

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Iyesha Phillips from North Pitt High School

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – WITN’s Teacher of the Week for October 7 is Iyesha Phillips, a special education teacher at North Pitt High School.



a man and a woman sitting on a bench: WITN’s Teacher of the Week for October 7 is Iyesha Phillips, a special education teacher at North Pitt High School.


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WITN’s Teacher of the Week for October 7 is Iyesha Phillips, a special education teacher at North Pitt High School.

Phillips began teaching at the high school after graduating from ECU.

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She says she didn’t always think teaching would be in her future, but she says “God knew exactly what I needed and where I needed to be.” Now, Phillips says she couldn’t picture herself doing anything else.

Phillips says her job is not just to be a teacher, but also to be a counselor, mother, administrator, nurturer and friend. She says she loves teaching because it is all encompassing and “once you build bonds with your students, you love them for life.”

In the classroom, Phillips prides herself

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North Carolina Sets Oct. 31 Continuing Education Deadline After COVID Delay

All licensed insurance producers and adjusters operating in North Carolina with a continuing education compliance period that ended in February, March, April, May and June 2020 must complete the state mandated CE requirements by Oct. 31, 2020 or face having their license expire, according to a bulletin from the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI).

For those with a compliance period that ends in July, August, September, October and November 2020, an extension will be granted through Dec. 31, 2020 in order to meet the state mandated CE requirements. If the CE requirements are not met by December 31, 2020, licenses will expire.

Each licensees CE deadline month is based on birth date and the requirements also include North Carolina nonresident adjusters with NC as the Designated Home State (DHS).

The CE deadline for North Carolina producers and adjusters, including nonresident adjusters with North Carolina as the designated home state

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New center in north St. Louis County provides education and workforce development opportunities

There’s a new center in north St. Louis County and it’ll help provide higher education and workforce development opportunities.



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The new center was made possible by Harris-Stowe State University and the Community Impact Network.

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It is where the former McKinley Elementary School once was at 6800 Normandale Drive.

A ribbon-cutting was held on Monday at the Harris-Stowe State University Community Impact Network Education Center will provide opportunities to underserved populations throughout the community.

“We could not be more thrilled to open the new Harris-Stowe State University Community Impact Network Education Center,” said Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr., President of HSSU. “This Center will serve as a bridge to higher education at Harris-Stowe State University and provide educational and job training opportunities for students and families residing in the Normandy Collaborative School District and parts of North St. Louis County. Our partnership with

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New center opens in north county for education, work opportunities

The new center was made possible by Harris-Stowe State University and the Community Impact Network

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — There’s a new center in north St. Louis County and it’ll help provide higher education and workforce development opportunities.

The new center was made possible by Harris-Stowe State University and the Community Impact Network.

It is where the former McKinley Elementary School once was at 6800 Normandale Drive.

A ribbon-cutting was held on Monday at the Harris-Stowe State University Community Impact Network Education Center will provide opportunities to underserved populations throughout the community.

“We could not be more thrilled to open the new Harris-Stowe State University Community Impact Network Education Center,” said Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr., President of HSSU. “This Center will serve as a bridge to higher education at Harris-Stowe State University and provide educational and job training opportunities for students and families residing in the Normandy Collaborative

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North Cook Area Teachers Recipients of State Awards

Several educators from the North Cook ISC region are among the recipients of the state’s most distinguished educator awards, announced by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) today.

ISBE announced 10 Regional Teachers of the Year who are now in the running for the 2021 Illinois Teacher of the Year – the state’s highest honor for exemplary educators. ISBE also named its Outstanding Early Career Educator, and for the first time, named a Teacher of the Year in the categories of Bilingual Education and Special Education for being role models in educational equity for students.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

“Receiving a Teacher of the Year award has taken on new meaning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our educators have surmounted radical shifts in how they teach and connect with students,”said State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen I. Ayala.

Educators from the North Cook ISC region are:

Justin Johnson, a high school

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Call to hand education powers to Yorkshire and the North following new government higher education scheme

Northern leaders are calling for greater powers over education to be handed to local authorities and increased input from metro mayors after Boris Jonson unveiled plans to help those made redundant during the pandemic retrain for new positions.

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The Prime Minister announced a series of reforms today to further and higher education, including adults in England without an A-level or equivalent qualification will be offered a fully funded college course, to help boost the post-Covid economy.

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Free college courses for adults: Boris Johnson’s new higher education funding scheme explained

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As part of the guarantee they will also be given the opportunity to study at a time and location that suits them.

Northern business and education leaders are calling for greater powers over education to be handed
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North Olmsted City Schools announces transition to hybrid learning

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio (WOIO) – Students and teachers in North Olmsted schools will start to head back to classrooms next week as the district starts hybrid learning.



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North Olmsted City Schools announces transition to hybrid learning

Hybrid learning for special education students will begin Oct. 5.

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The district will begin phasing in all other students based on their grade and last name Oct. 12.

All classes had been taking place online since the start of the school year in August.

In a letter to North Olmsted families, Superintendent Michael E. Zalar said the decision was based on Cuyahoga County’s status as a level two orange county on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System and the low number of coronavirus cases in the community.

The school district’s Restart Plan calls for hybrid learning when the county is at risk level 2.

Students in grades

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Kristi Reinke of Minot’s Jim Hill Middle School named 2021 North Dakota Teacher of the Year | Education

Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Monday, Sept. 21, that Kristi Reinke, a social studies teacher at Jim Hill Middle School in Minot, has been named the 2021 North Dakota Teacher of the Year.

Reinke was chosen from a group of four finalists for the annual honor. The other three were Jana Gudmundson, a technology integration specialist and instructional coach at Park River Area Schools; Dana Kasowski, a Wahpeton Middle School special education teacher; and Cory Volk, a science teacher at Bismarck’s South Central High School.

“Kristi Reinke not only embraces the philosophy that it takes a village to raise a child, she lives it every day in her classroom, creating a sense of community with her students and colleagues and laying the foundation for positive relationships that lead to positive outcomes,” Burgum said. “We’re grateful for Mrs. Reinke and all of these passionate and dedicated

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