CORRECTION: January State Board Meeting

Friday, February 6, 2015
CORRECTION Other Notable Items Approved by the SBE in January Approved: Waivers from the Analysis of Student Work process for the 2014-15 school year incorrectly include Vance County. The correct list follows: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caswell, Catawba, Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Charlotte-Meck, Cherokee, Currituck, Elkin City, Graham, Henderson, more»

NSBA Asks N.C. Supreme Court to Strike Down State Voucher Program

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Source: NSBA The National School Boards Association (NSBA) filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief today in the North Carolina Supreme Court case Richardson v. North Carolina. The brief supports a lawsuit by the North Carolina School Boards Association asking the Court to strike down as unconstitutional the state’s law that provides more»

January State Board Meeting

Monday, February 2, 2015
Virtual Charter Pilot Applicants Receive Hearing Before Full State Board The two applicants for the two virtual charter school pilot programs came before the full SBE this month to answer questions and address concerns about their educational models. Chairs of the governing boards for proposed virtual charters NC Virtual Academy (affiliated with K12, Inc.) more»

Testing in North Carolina isn't working

Friday, January 23, 2015
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Glazier, Allison debate opportunity scholarships at NCSBA conference

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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State Board of Education December Meeting

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Virtual Charter Pilot Update Greg Alcorn’s Twenty-First Century Systems Committee and Becky Taylor’s Leadership for Innovation Committee will be working with DPI staff over the coming weeks to develop recommendations to bring to the SBE concerning a few policy questions for implementing the legislatively-mandated virtual charter pilot program. more»

Spot and Stop Cyberbullying, Depression, and Suicidal Behavior!

Thursday, December 18, 2014
The headlines are undeniable – our kids need our help. Social media has become the go-to communication medium in our kids’ lives and, with it, have come new challenges that are impacting our schools and the ability for our students to learn in a safe and secure environment. NCSBA, in association with our exclusive social media monitoring more»

State Board of Education November Meeting

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Teacher Turnover Report SBE members reviewed the 2013-14 teacher turnover report. The report showed a slight decrease in the turnover rate to 14.12%. DPI news release on the report: click here. Full report: click here 2015-17 SBE Budget Recommendations Approval was given this month to the State Board’s budget expansion request for K-12 public more»
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