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UNC Board Of Governors Meeting Agenda For Friday, September 12, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 September 2014 15:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to address Friday's UNC Board of Governors meeting at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. 

Following is the official agenda, which can be accessed, along with supporting materials, at http://www.northcarolina.edu/apps/bog/index.php?mode=browse_premeeting&mid=4509&code=bog.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and will include both sessions that are open to the public and sessions that are closed to the public.
1. Call to order – Chairman Fennebresque
2. Invocation – Mr. Parrish
3. Roll call – Secretary Perry
4. Welcome and Report on Western Carolina University – Chancellor Belcher
5. Approval of minutes (open) of Friday, August 1, 2014
6. Approval of minutes (open) of September 3&4, 2014
7. President’s Report
8. Administrative Action Items (action by consent)
9. Report of the Audit Committee –Mr. McMahan
10. Report of the Committee on Budget and Finance – Mr. Smith
11. Report of the Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Program -Mr. Souza
12. Report of the Committee on Public Affairs – Mr. Holmes
13. Report of the Committee on University Governance – Mrs. MacNeill
14. Report of the Special Committee on Military Affairs–Mr. Trask
15. Chairman’s Report
16. Approval of minutes (closed) of Friday, August 1, 2014
17. Approval of minutes (closed) of September 3&4, 2014
18. President’s Briefing – President Ross
19. Report of the Committee on Personnel and Tenure – Mr. Sywassink
20. Report of the Committee on Personnel and Tenure – Mr. Sywassink
21. Remarks to the Board of Governors by the Honorable Governor Pat McCrory
The next meeting of the Board of Governors is scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Spangler Center in Chapel Hill.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 15:54
Department Of Public Instruction Web Highlights PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 September 2014 14:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Department of Public Instruction's latest web highlights are posted and can be found at dpi.nc.gov.

They are:
1. State Superintendent Talks about NC Standard Course of Study in Video
State Superintendent June Atkinson takes to the airwaves in a new video to share information on recent legislative decisions around NC's Standard Course of Study. To view the video, please visit  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/ .
2. Teachers and Home Base are Subjects of State Superintendent’s Latest Blog
In her blog post for Aug. 27, State Superintendent June Atkinson shares the story of second-year teacher Sally Smith and how Home Base will help to make this year a better year for her. To view  this blog post and earlier entries, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/blog/.
 3. Exceptional Children Updates
-Amended Exceptional Children Policy Manual on the Web
The Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities was amended July 2014. The amended document is available to review on the Exceptional Children website at  http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/policies/nc-policies-governing-services-for-children-with-disabilities.  Questions or comments may be directed to the Exceptional Children Division at 919.807.3969. 
-Webinar Discusses Changes to Traumatic Brain Injury Definition
A webinar discussing the changes to the definition of Traumatic Brain Injury is now available to view on the Exceptional Children website at  http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/disability-resources/traumatic-brain-injury. The webinar features Dr. Stephen Hooper from the Department of Allied and Health Sciences at the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Hooper highlights the rationale for the change to the definition and how it may affect the teaching of students with traumatic brain injury.
 -Registration for EC Annual Conference now Online
Registration is now open for the 64th Annual Conference on Exceptional Children. To access the registration link and other information regarding the conference, please visit  http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/conferences-profdev/annual-conference.
4. 2014-15 Consolidated Federal Data Collection Calendar Now Online
The Consolidated Federal Data Collection (CFDC) Calendar for 2014-15 highlights the reports that are part of the CFDC, dates when data is collected for the reports, the type of information collected, and why the data is collected. To view the calendar, please visit  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/program-monitoring/data/.
5. Dropout Data Collecting and Reporting Manual on the Web
The Dropout Data Collecting and Reporting Manual for 2014 is now available on the web at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/dropout/collection/. The manual guides school system personnel through the steps for dropout data collection and reporting. It includes definitions, procedures and other information so school personnel understand how to collect and report dropout data. The definitions and procedures in this manual apply to the 2013-14 dropout data that is to be reported to the state for the 2014-15 school year. 
 6. Charter Schools Adds New Contact Page for Regional Consultants 
A new page has been added the Charter Schools website that provides contact information for its Charter School regional consultants. In addition, the new page features a map that shows the counties for each region, and the schools each consultant serves. To view the new page, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/charterschools/consultants/.
 7. Title I Updates
-Title I Section Unveils New Handbook
A new resource is available on the Federal Program Monitoring website for Title I directors. The Title I, Part A Handbook, 2014-15 provides tools and tips to assist directors in managing their Title I programs throughout the year. In addition, the technical assistance documents provide an overview of the authorizing statute and should be used in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education policy guidance. To view the handbook, please visit  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/program-monitoring/resources/. 
 -Federal Program Monitoring and Support Update Features Latest Title I News
If you’re a Title I director be sure and check out the latest version of the Federal Program Monitoring and Support Update at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/program-monitoring/titleIA/. In this edition the Federal Program Monitoring and Support section welcomes new staff, highlights training dates, regional meetings and more. 
 8. School Safety Assessment Form Now Online
The Assessment Screening Inventory for Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools has been updated and is now available on the School Safety website at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/schoolsafety/assessment/inventory/. School administrators can use this form to assess the safety of the school’s external and internal environments, and in designing a school's safety plan. 
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 14:40
Superintendent June Atkinson To Hold Media Availability Thursday To Discuss New Student Data PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Superintendent June Atkinson will speak to reporters about new performance and growth data on Thursday, following the State Board of Education meeting, where board members will receive the data.

The report is officially called the 2013-14 Performance and Growth of North Carolina Public Schools report.
Joining Atkinson Thursday will be Director of Accountability Services Tammy Howard. 
The media availability will be held in the State Superintendent’s Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Education Building in Raleigh.
At Thursday’s meeting, Board members will receive reports on the cohort graduation rates for 2013-14, performance and growth data from the 2013-14 state end-of-grade and end-of-course assessments, results from The ACT and ACT WorkKeys, math course rigor and Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO). 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 14:38
Charter Schools Advisory Board To Discuss Charter School Bid Process PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:07

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet Monday to discuss a slate of policy issues including the bidding process for charter schools.

Other issues on the agenda when the board divides into committee groups:
-- policy and performance issues
-- nomination of the 2014-15 CSAB vice chair
-- report from the 2014 Charter School Teacher of the Year-- update on charter school applications
-- board duties and processes
The meeting will be begin at 8:30 on downtown Raleigh and will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend. To listen, click on the Live Audio Stream link at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/. 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:08

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