What we’re reading, March 23, 2015

March 2015

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New Bill Seeks to Eliminate Vaccination Exemptions.North Carolina Health News. New legislation would strengthen NC’s immunization requirements by expanding the list of mandated vaccines and eliminating the religious exemption for vaccines.

Waiting for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.Stateline. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health coverage to millions of children across the country and thousands in North Carolina, needs to be reauthorized by this fall or it will run out of funding.

State and Local

Lawmakers Propose Fresh Food Oases for North Carolina Food Deserts.” WUNC.

NC Still Lags in Teacher Pay, Student Spending.” WRAL.

Retired Officers Group Backs Common Core.News and Observer.

Common Core Critics Suggest Complete Rewrite.WUNC.


Medicaid Expansion in Red States.New York Times

What Would Happen to Children if the Supreme Court Dismembers Obamacare?” Stephen Stromberg, Washington Post.

Public Schools Aren’t Failing.” Kay McSpadden, Charlotte Observer.