Efforts to boost safety in N.C. schools include a focus on improving mental health services available to students. Lindsay Marchello reported on a recent legislative school safety meeting that emphasized the need for more school nurses and psychologists. She shares her findings during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Marchello also discusses the selection of an operator for the first school in the state’s new Innovative School District.

Jon Sanders notes the Wall Street Journal’s recent praise for a Nebraska proposal to revamp that state’s occupational licensing regime. Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center highlights problems linked to the amount of time college athletes spend traveling to and from competitions.

University of Pittsburgh political scientist Chris Bonneau touts partisan elections as a top option for selecting state judges. Plus UNC system President Margaret Spellings explains why she spends much of her time thinking about economic mobility.