Friday, February 28, 2014
Read to Achieve Locally Developed Alternative Assessments
The State Board of Education approved locally developed alternative assessment requests for determining whether 3rd grade students meet reading proficiency promotion standards brought by local school districts. At the same time, the SBE established specific rules for all school districts that want more»
Monday, February 10, 2014
Gov. McCrory and top legislative leaders announced a plan today to increase the starting pay for NC teachers. The plan would increase base starting pay from $30,800 to $35,000 by the 2015-2016 school year. This would affect approximately 32,000 teachers statewide.
Although the plan begins to address a portion of the teacher compensation problem, NCSBA more»
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
NCSBA was thrilled to host two new contests in 2013, an elementary school poster contest and a middle school photography contest. Both used the theme, “What’s Super about Public Schools?” We received dozens of outstanding submissions and the first through third place and honorable mention entries are available in an online gallery. Take more»
Monday, December 16, 2013
A lawsuit filed today in Wake County Superior Court challenges the constitutionality of legislation passed earlier this year that creates a private school voucher program using public funds. Under the legislation, which takes effect in the 2014-15 school year, a private school can receive up to $4,200 in public funding for each eligible student that it more»
Friday, December 6, 2013
Model Teacher Contract and Rule Approved
The SBE this month approved a model teacher contract and rule to govern all teacher contracts entered into between a local school board and a teacher. A few minor revisions were made to the version that was presented in November for discussion. Both items were unanimously approved with minimal discussion or more»
Friday, November 29, 2013
2012-13 North Carolina Public School Accountability Results
Strong public school growth was accompanied by a drop in student proficiency scores due to new, more rigorous standards and cut scores for the 2012-13 school year in the first calculation of public school accountability results through the state’s new accountability system which were more»
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Richard Hooker, Jr. of the Cleveland County Board of Education is the 2013 recipient of the Raleigh Dingman Award for Outstanding Boardsmanship. To receive this esteemed award, which is given annually by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), a board member must be peer-nominated by their local school board.
“There are few people more more»
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Kimberly Rice Smith of the Craven County Board of Education is the 2013 recipient of the School Board Member Leadership Award. To receive this esteemed award, which is given by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), a board member must be peer-nominated by their local school board.
During her ten years on the board, Smith has been described more»
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