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Digital devices dominate hopes and headlines in education today. They're heralded as a way to boost learning outcomes, sharpen 21st-century skills, and narrow achievement gaps
E. M. Forster's frightening short story "The Machine Stops" (1909) depicts a post-apocalyptic world in which all human activity has been subsumed by a global digital network similar to the Internet (except that Forster's version is controlled by a worldwide government bureaucracy)...
A few days ago an investigative reporter did a look back on the history of businessman, Donald Trump
Medical technology that seemed relegated to science fiction is at hand, but fast-moving innovations are threatened by established interests and government regulations, said a panel of medical and academic experts at the State Policy Network's recent annual meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Governor Pat McCrory's initiative to modernize state government with the aim of making it more customer friendly for citizens has received national recognition.
As budget negotiations for the long-overdue 2015 North Carolina state budget continue, the Civitas Institute would like to remind legislators and taxpayers about opportunities to save real money in the budget - which will enable negotiators to come to an agreement once and for all.
Governor Pat McCrory participated in a panel discussion today on U.S. offshore energy development at the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The governor was joined by U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (NC), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT) and the...
North Carolina's Innovation Center (iCenter) was named a State IT Program of the Year 2015 by State Scoop, a national publication that features leaders and innovators in government technology. More than 10,000 members of the IT community across the country voted in the online competition...
Governor Pat McCrory unveiled the Connect NC bond proposals that will connect North Carolina cities and towns by building roads, upgrading technology and constructing education facilities.
My budget incorporates initiatives from the North Carolina Government Efficiency and Reform program (NC GEAR) that will save more than $14 million in year one and more than $57 million in year two of the biennium, with a savings over ten years conservatively estimated at more than $615 million in...
Problems with Workers Compensation: Workers compensation claims have cost the taxpayers $896 million dollars during the past six years...
"As governor, my approach will be to expand agricultural exports, unleash our energy resources, harness new technology in education, create a climate for existing businesses to expand and new businesses to locate and grow jobs while rebuilding our brand."
I look at this photo and think the U.S. is about to morph into a totally different world in 1920.
In the last 24 hours the state of North Carolina, invoking the infinite wisdom of politicians and bureaucrats, has announced that it is subsidizing the investments of several favored bio-tech and pharmaceutical firms while at the same time denying the right of a Wilmington clinic to pursue its...
In Governor McCrory's Recommended Budget for the 2015-17 biennium, he suggested the creation of a cabinet-level department, the Department of Information Technology (IT). Whenever the government suggests creating a new department or agency, it must weigh the cost of creating the department...
Reporter Lynn Bonner and the News and Observer showed us once again why people have stopped buying newspapers: Reporters keep trying to make the news, not report it.
Until recently, I was a college "bubble hawk." I saw significant parallels between the housing bubble that triggered the Great Recession and higher education. I believed that the combination of easy student loan money, rapidly increasing tuition, "creative disruption" caused by education...
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the few recent infections in the United States have alarmed many Americans. Considering how modern transportation and technology have made the wide world into a smaller place, Americans should be concerned.
North Carolina's new Chief Justice Mark Martin wants to modernize the state's judicial system technologically as he seeks more stable funding for the courts.
Gov. Pat McCrory's proposal to establish a new state government department for information technology makes sense. But lawmakers should revisit a similar proposal for a department targeting veterans affairs. Those are two key findings from a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
Howard Mortman, C-SPAN communications director, pleasantly strolled me down Memory Lane during his recent lecture at William Peace University concerning the rise of social media. Then he slapped me back into a present and petrifying reality. More about that downpage.
The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the few recent infections in the United States have alarmed many Americans. Considering how modern transportation and technology have made the wide world into a smaller place, Americans should be concerned.
North Carolina's new Chief Justice Mark Martin wants to modernize the state's judicial system technologically as he seeks more stable funding for the courts.
Gov. Pat McCrory's proposal to establish a new state government department for information technology makes sense. But lawmakers should revisit a similar proposal for a department targeting veterans affairs. Those are two key findings from a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
Howard Mortman, C-SPAN communications director, pleasantly strolled me down Memory Lane during his recent lecture at William Peace University concerning the rise of social media. Then he slapped me back into a present and petrifying reality. More about that downpage.
New innovation grants will assist 13 North Carolina companies in bringing new, cutting-edge products to the marketplace. Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III announced the One North Carolina Small Business Fund recipients today along with awards totaling...
Governor Pat McCrory participated in a panel discussion today on U.S. offshore energy development at the annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The governor was joined by U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (NC), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT) and the...
North Carolina's Innovation Center (iCenter) was named a State IT Program of the Year 2015 by State Scoop, a national publication that features leaders and innovators in government technology. More than 10,000 members of the IT community across the country voted in the online competition...
Governor Pat McCrory unveiled the Connect NC bond proposals that will connect North Carolina cities and towns by building roads, upgrading technology and constructing education facilities.
My budget incorporates initiatives from the North Carolina Government Efficiency and Reform program (NC GEAR) that will save more than $14 million in year one and more than $57 million in year two of the biennium, with a savings over ten years conservatively estimated at more than $615 million in...
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