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DPI Asks Teachers To Complete Survey On ELA/Match Content Standards PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 November 2014 06:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Teachers have until this Friday to provide feedback on course content to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The survey covers English language arts and math content standards as part of the five-year cycle of standards review.

The survey is accessible online at dpi.state.nc.us.

According to DPI:


NCDPI State Board policy GCS-F-012 outlines the process for the review of academic content standards every five years.  This fall NCDPI begins the standards review process for the current North Carolina K-12 ELA and mathematics standards.

As part of the standards review process, NCDPI is collecting feedback on the ELA and math standards from stakeholders. Feedback will be compiled, and the input used by the State Board of Education Standards Review Committee as they conduct a comprehensive review of the standards.

The current ELA and mathematics standards will remain in place during the two to four year standards review process. Any changes to the standards that might result from the standards review process will be communicated well in advance of any implementation in the classroom. 

NC State Researchers Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 November 2014 06:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Work on biomaterials and environmental toxicology earned two NC State researchers Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2014-15 academic year, according to the NC State University news office.

Environmental scientist David Buchwalter and biomedical engineer Roger Narayan are the recipients. The Fulbright program attracts 800 U.S. faculty to 140 countries each year to lecture and research.

Buchwalter plans to visit New Zealand in February to collaborate with stream ecologists at the University of Otago on a study documenting the potential risks of the pesticide imidacloprid on stream fauna.

Narayan completed his Fulbright project at the Institute of Chemistry at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where he lectured, taught a graduate course on biomaterials and collaborated on joint research activities.

N.C. Charter Schools Advisory Board To Review Charter Applications PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 06:01

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board and its Policy and Performance Subcommittees will meet Thursday to receive an overview of charter application completeness and review subcommittee rules.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Raleigh.


10:15: Policy and Performance Subcommittees will meet to address application completeness.

10:45: Board will meet in full and receive the subcommittee reports as well as discuss the 2015 Charter School renewals, receive a preliminary planning year update and discuss the recommendations for replication.

The full Board meeting will be audio streamed. To access the stream, use the  link at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov.

Textbook Commission Meets Monday To Discuss 2015 Science Adoption Plan PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 November 2014 05:32

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state's Textbook Commission will begin the planning process this week for adopting new science textbooks. On Monday the group will meet at 1 p.m. in the 7th Floor Board Room of the Education building in downtown Raleigh.

The Commission will review some proposed updates to State Board of Education policies to facilitate the process, and the draft invitation to publishers to submit textbooks for evaluation and adoption, according to the Department of Public Instruction.

Following the Commission meeting, the proposed updated policies and draft invitation will be presented to the State Board of Education for discussion at its December meeting and approval at its January meeting.

Once approved, publishers on the NC Publishers Registry will be invited to present their textbooks for evaluation for science and teachers will be recruited to participate as advisors in the evaluation process.

The meeting will be audio streamed. A link is available at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 05:32

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