Three items of note from the January 8 edition of the NC Public School Forum’s Friday Report seem to hold significance as the 2010-2011 budget season eases out of the gates:
- Don’t forget that we are already starting next state budget year facing $1B or pre-programmed cuts.
- North Carolina Virtual Public School is ranked 5th largest on-line school in the nation in terms of enrollment.
- Carteret County’s “Communities in Schools” was among the recipients for a share of the $13M in North Carolina General Assembly money for dropout prevention.
- The NC Dept of Commerce released economic tier rankings of the 100 counties for 2010. The folks in gold tend to be around the cities and the coast.