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»

Gallery of Contest Posters and Photos

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
NCSBA was thrilled to host two new contests in 2013, an elementary school poster contest and a middle school photography contest. Both used the theme, “What’s Super about Public Schools?” We received dozens of outstanding submissions and the first through third place and honorable mention entries are available in an online gallery. Take more»

NCSBA Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Voucher Law

Monday, December 16, 2013
A lawsuit filed today in Wake County Superior Court challenges the constitutionality of legislation passed earlier this year that creates a private school voucher program using public funds. Under the legislation, which takes effect in the 2014-15 school year, a private school can receive up to $4,200 in public funding for each eligible student that it more»

December State Board Summary

Friday, December 6, 2013
Model Teacher Contract and Rule Approved The SBE this month approved a model teacher contract and rule to govern all teacher contracts entered into between a local school board and a teacher. A few minor revisions were made to the version that was presented in November for discussion. Both items were unanimously approved with minimal discussion or more»

November State Board Summary

Friday, November 29, 2013
2012-13 North Carolina Public School Accountability Results Strong public school growth was accompanied by a drop in student proficiency scores due to new, more rigorous standards and cut scores for the 2012-13 school year in the first calculation of public school accountability results through the state’s new accountability system which were more»
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