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Picasso's Strategy



Monday, May 9, 2016
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."- Pablo Picasso Known for innovation and radical rule-breaking, Picasso's methodology was utterly conventional: strictly disciplined planning. As a school leader, now is the time to plan more»

State Board of Education April Meeting



Friday, April 29, 2016
Standard 6 Eliminated/Other Licensure Actions The State Board of Education (SBE) met in Wilmington for two days of a planning and work session followed by one formal meeting day. During the formal meeting, approval was given to the elimination of Standard 6 as a separate evaluation standard on the teacher evaluation process. Standard 6 was the evaluation more»

State Board of Education February Meeting



Monday, February 29, 2016
Standard 6 Proposed for Elimination The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is recommending doing away with student growth as one of the formal stand-alone standards by which teachers are assessed during their annual evaluation process. The evaluation process currently consists of six standards. Standard 6 is the standard that assesses a teacher based more»

State Board of Education January Meeting



Sunday, January 31, 2016
Teacher Effectiveness 2014-15 The SBE was presented with data on teacher effectiveness for the 2014-15 school year. The data showed how teachers as a group fared on student growth using a three year lookback of Educator Value Added Assessment System (EVAAS) scores. It also showed the percentage of teachers that were given overall ratings of Highly more»

December State Board of Education Meeting



Friday, December 18, 2015
Teacher Evaluations/NC Final Exam Waivers The SBE formally rescinded all granted waivers that had allowed LEAs to use schoolwide growth to measure Standard 6 growth on the teacher evaluation instrument. Any LEA that received a waiver will still be able to use it for the 2015-16 school year but will have to return to using the NC Final Exams/Analysis of more»

Wilson County Board Member Named 2016 Raleigh Dingman Winner



Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Dr. Christine Fitch of the Wilson County Board of Education is the 2015 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. “This board member will be a more»

Columbus County Board of Education Member Wins Prestigious Award



Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Worley T. Edwards of the Columbus County Board of Education is the 2015 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. Edwards has served the students of his county for 32 more»

Gates County Board of Education Wins Leadership Award



Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The Gates County Board of Education is the 2015 recipient of the School Board Leadership Award. This award honors a school board for extraordinary leadership during the 2014-2015 school year. To receive this esteemed award, which is given by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), a board must demonstrate excellent governance skills through more»
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