The News & Observer interviewed Terry Stoops this week for articles about Common Core public school standards and Wake County schools’ graduation rate. Stoops discussed Common Core during a “citizen’s meeting” in Wake Forest with state Rep. Chris Malone.

The Mooresville Tribune published Stoops’ recent column about the impact of teacher pay on North Carolina teaching vacancies. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted the same column in their daily press email, along with John Locke Foundation Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s column on growth in state Medicaid spending. The Lumberton Robesonian quoted Stoops in an article about Robeson County schools’ graduation rates.

The Kernersville News published Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s column panning Gov. Pat McCrory’s efforts to preserve costly state renewable energy mandates. The Carolina Plotthound website publicized as a lead story Cordato’s research newsletter on McCrory’s questionable comments regarding renewable energy.

The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” promoted Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s recent report analyzing the new North Carolina state budget. highlighted Curry’s research newsletter on the education funding debate. A blog entry for WFAE radio, picked up in the Salisbury Post, cited the John Locke Foundation’s assessment of state education spending.