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School Academic Standards Review Commission Appointments PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state commission that will review standards for language arts and math is taking shape. On Tuesday the Department of Administration announced the appointments to what is commonly known as the Common Core review commission.

The appointments were made in accordance with Senate Bill 812.
The appointees are:
House Appointments
         Ms. Tammy Covil, New Hanover
         Dr. Jeffrey Isenhour, Catawba
         Ms. Katie Lemons, Stokes
         Ms. Denise Watts, Mecklenburg
Senate Appointments
         Ms. Ann B. Clark, Iredell
         Dr. Laurie McCollum, Rockingham
         Ms. Jeannie A. Metcalf, Forsyth
         Dr. John T. Scheik, Wake
State Board of Education Members
         Chairman William “Bill” Cobey, Durham
         Dr. Olivia Oxendine, Robeson
Gubernatorial Appointment
·         Mr. Andre Peek, Wake
The inaugural meeting will be held on Monday, September 22 at 2 p.m. in the State Construction Office conference room, fourth floor of the Education Building in downtown Raleigh.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:00
Department Of Public Instruction Weekly Online Highlights PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 September 2014 10:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Four topics are on the list of the Department of Public Instruction's latest web highlights.

They are:
1. Governor’s School Hosts Informational Meetings Statewide
The Governor's School of North Carolina is hosting 15 informational meetings statewide during September and early October. The meetings will offer important information to students, parents and school representatives about the Governor's School program and the processes for application, nomination and selection. More information is available on the Governor’s School website at  http://www.ncgovschool.org/.
2. Fall Tuition Awards Available for Special Education Teachers
Limited fall tuition awards are available for special education teachers working toward meeting provisional license requirements. Under this tuition program, employed bachelor-level special education teachers with a provisional license may receive the actual cost of tuition for one approved fall course to cover up to $140 per semester hour as long as they earn a final grade of "B" or higher. These costs are paid by the Exceptional Children Division on a reimbursement basis. If the tuition is above the $140 per semester hour rate, it will be the responsibility of the recipient to pay the difference. These awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis as long as federal grant funds are available. Copies of this application packet are available to download at  http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/finance-grants/tuition-reimbursement/.
 3. New Page on NC Council Holocaust Website Features Traveling Plays
The North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, provides a number of resources to state educators and administrators to assist them in teaching about the Holocaust. A new page is available on the organization’s website that highlights several short plays based on the Holocaust experience of young people. To learn more about these plays and how to bring them to a school or community, please visit  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/holocaust-council/plays/.
4. What’s New in Publication Sales
 *Check Out Our Catalog to See What We Have for Sale*
Did you know that NCDPI Publication Sales offers a variety of publications to educators, administrators, school and central office staff, students and parents? Check out the agency’s inventory of manuals, brochures, posters, and more at
Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 10:44
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

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