Policy Update

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Spring PLS Update is now available. We’ve taken advantage of the fact that the General Assembly has not enacted many legislative changes yet to update some of the policies on our “to do” list that have small, but important changes and recommendations. This is also a great time to make sure all your policy updates remaining from Fall 2014 more»

State Board of Education March Meeting

Monday, March 30, 2015
Notable Policy Revisions Athletic Trainer Policy A series of revisions to the State Board policy on athletic trainers and first responders at public school athletic events are being considered and will be up for action in April. While most of the changes are only technical, there are a couple notable ones that school districts should be aware of. One more»

State Board of Education February Meeting

Friday, February 27, 2015
Virtual Charter School Pilots North Carolina Virtual Academy (run by K12, Inc.) and NC Connections Academy (run by Connections Academy) were approved by the State Board of Education on Thursday to operate as pilot virtual charter schools for four years beginning in August. These were the only two applicants for the two pilot virtual charter slots that have more»

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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