June 3 Legislative Update

Friday, June 3, 2016
ASD Bill Passes House HB 1080- Achievement School District, passed the House Thursday by a vote of 60-49 (click here to see the final vote tally). There was a good deal of debate on the floor about the wisdom of transferring some of the lowest performing public schools to for-profit charter operators. A number of members crossed party lines in the vote. more»

State Board of Education May Meeting

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Common Core/Academic Standards Changes Draft revisions to the North Carolina High School Math Standards were presented to the State Board of Education (SBE) for discussion. The proposed changes would keep the existing Math I, II, III sequence; shift some standards from one course to another; improve clarity; and increase rigor. These are the first of a more»

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»
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