NCSBA Releases Statement Regarding Voucher Decision

Friday, August 22, 2014
In the wake of Judge Robert Hobgood's ruling that the voucher program adopted by the General Assembly in 2013 violates the North Carolina Constitution, there have been media reports of "turmoil" among voucher recipients. The confusion and disarray that's being reported was both foreseeable and avoidable. The plaintiffs in the lawsuits challenging the more»

NCSBA Starts Go Green Initiative

Monday, August 4, 2014
NCSBA is embracing a greener approach with our meeting materials. Already, our video replays include digital handouts. This exciting initiative will provide our face-to-face conference participants handouts in a convenient electronic format rather than printed paper. Paperless handouts will be available for download prior to the start of a conference and more»

NCSBA Statement on Supreme Court Decision

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's decision today to lift the preliminary injunction entered by the trial court prohibiting implementation of the voucher program. Absent the Supreme Court decision, the injunction would have remained in place until the trial court finally more»

Judge Enters Order in 25% Lawsuit Against State

Friday, May 9, 2014
Judge Richard L. Doughton filed a preliminary injunction order in Guilford County Superior Court this morning in the lawsuit filed against the State by the local boards of education in Guilford and Durham counties. The order prohibits the State from requiring the two boards to comply with legislation that requires local boards of education to offer more»

March State Board of Education Summary

Monday, March 31, 2014
March State Board of Education Summary Draft Virtual Charter School Recommendations As NCSBA reported in its most recent monthly legislative report, in March the State Board of Education discussed a series of draft virtual charter school statutory and policy recommendations and requested that staff seek an extension of the original deadline for submitting more»

NCSBA celebrates 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education decision

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The NCSBA Board of Directors has unanimously approved a resolution commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education during its recent meeting. The historic decision rejected the doctrine of “separate but equal” and ruled that separate educational systems, by their very nature, could not more»

February State Board of Education Summary

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»

Association Responds to Teacher Compensation Plan

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»
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