North Carolina legislators reached a deal this week to replace the controversial Common Core public school standards. Time Warner Cable News interviewed John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops about that deal. Stoops will discuss the latest developments in the Common Core debate during a presentation to Citizens for Constitutional Liberties in Wayne County.

The News & Observer‘s “WakeEd” blog, the Monroe Enquirer-Journal, and the N.C. Spin website all took note of Stoops’ analysis of North Carolina’s most productive public school systems. The Charlotte Observer cited his compilation of North Carolina’s latest home schooling data. publicized Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s research newsletter on state budget negotiations, which Rep. Harry Warren, R-Rowan, incorporated into his own constituent newsletter. The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog, the Daily Haymaker, and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email all publicized Curry’s report with Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato calling on state lawmakers to repeal their newly enacted tax on electronic cigarettes. promoted Cordato’s research newsletter on carbon dioxide regulations.

The Heartland Institute interviewed Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders about North Carolina’s latest legislation targeting hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for underground energy sources. Human Events also published the Heartland article.

A Salisbury Post editorial cited Economics and Regulatory Policy Analyst Michael Lowrey‘s By The Numbers report on local government tax-and-fee burdens across North Carolina. WSOC Television interviewed Lowrey about the impact on air travel of the controversy surrounding a jetliner shot down over Ukraine.