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Agenda For State Board of Education Meeting, Nov. 4-5 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 November 2015 06:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education will meet Wednesday and Thursday in Raleigh. Following is the agenda.


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4       

10 – 10:05 a.m.
Call to order and approval of November Board agenda

10:05 – 11:20 a.m.
SBE Issues Session
Exceptional Children Division Profile, Report from the State Advisory Council on Indian Education and Strategic Planning Discussion

11:20 – 12:15 a.m.
• Educator Standards and Practices Committee
State Board members Olivia Oxendine, chair; Eric Davis, vice chair
Action items: JLEOC Annual Report on Teachers Leaving the Profession and Requirements from the Advisory Board on Requests for Exception from Teacher Licensing Requirements
Discussion items: Policy Revisions to TCP-C-006 Teacher Evaluation Policy, Policy Revisions to TCP-C-004 – Teacher Observation Requirements, Policy Revisions to TCP-A-004 – Policy on Beginning Teacher Support Program, and Policy on Evaluation of Charter School Educators

12:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:15 – 2 p.m.
• Business Operations Committee
State Board members Greg Alcorn, chair; Kevin Howell, vice chair
Action items: Special Provisions, House Bill 97 (2015-17 Budget Bill) and Senate Bill 524, Approval of After-School Program Quality Improvement Grant, and After-School Program Quality Improvement Grant Program – Policy Amendment (TCS-M-003)
New Business item: Contracts Update

2 – 2:20 p.m.
• Healthy Responsible Students Committee
State Board members Tricia Willougby, chair; Reginald Kenan, vice chair
Action item: Revisions to Healthful Living Essential Standards

2:20 – 2:45 p.m.
• Education Innovation and Charter Schools Committee
State Board members Becky Taylor, chair; Wayne McDevitt, vice chair
Action items: SBE Appointment of SBE Member to Office of Charter Schools Executive Director Search Committee, and SBE Appointment of Non-SBE member to the Charter School Advisory Board
Discussion items: Charter Amendment for Bridges Academy, Charter Amendment for Lake Lure Classical Academy and Charter School Advisory Board Recommendations for Charter School Policies
New Business item: Virtual Charter School Pilot Update: North Carolina Connections Academy and North Carolina Virtual Academy

2:45 – 3:35 p.m.
• Student Learning and Achievement Committee
State Board members Eric Davis, chair; Olivia Oxendine, vice chair
Action item: Approval of Alternative Schools Accountability Model
New Business items: Updates on Standards Review Process and Proof of Concept Study

3:35 p.m. Open session then adjourn to closed session

4:15 p.m. Board reconvenes then adjourns


9 -10:50 a.m.

Following approval of their October minutes, Board members will recognize the Global-Ready Schools Designee and STEM-Recognized Schools. State Superintendent June Atkinson will follow with her report to the Board, which will include a legislative report from Legislative and Community Affairs Director Rachel Beaulieu.

Under the Consent Agenda, members will approve LEA-Wide Weather-Related Calendar Waiver Requests; Voluntary Shared Leave Report by Local Education Agency for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year; Career and Technical Education Credential Allotment; Reports to the North Carolina General Assembly on Ensure Security of Student Records, Capital Projects, Broaden Successful Participation in Advanced Courses, Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate, DPI Study/Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities, and Health Assessments for Children in Public Schools; Membership for the Driver Education Advisory Committee; and Technical Corrections to Course for Credit Policy.

Committee chairs will then report out and members will take action on regular agenda items as appropriate. Chairman Bill Cobey will conclude the meeting with his comments followed by a discussion of any new and old business.

New Law Modifies Membership Of State Advisory Council on Indian Education PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 30 October 2015 04:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Senate Bill 97 is now law, which means changes are ahead for the membership of the State Advisory Council on Indian Education.

The law's main components are:

-- clarifies State Board of Community Colleges must appoint an American Indian member from higher education

--  reduces the number of American Indian parents from eight to five

-- clarifies that appointed parents must be of students enrolled in the K-12 public schools, including charter schools

-- increases the number of American Indian K-12 public school educators from two to five

-- requires one member be a Title VII director or coordinator who is familiar with Indian Education programs in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Gov. Pat McCrory signed the law at UNC-Pembroke on Thursday.

NAEP: 4th Grade Reading Scores Up, Math Scores Stagnant, 8th Grade Math & Reading Scores Down PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 October 2015 05:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - New reading scores from the 2015 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) show 4th grade North Carolina students either in a holding pattern or losing ground.  
Fourth grade reading grew by four points from 2013. Math scores didn't move.

For 8th graders, reading scores dropped from 265 in 2013 to 261 in 2015. Math scores dropped from 286 in 2013 to 281 in 2015.

The data comes from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES).

The Department of Public Instruction news release on the scores can be found at ncpublicschools.org.

Chatham County Science Teacher Snags $25,000 Award From Milken Family Foundation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 05:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Chatham Central High science teacher Eric Patin is $25,000 richer, having been awarded the money as North Carolina's Milken Educator.

The Milken Family Foundation funds the awards.

Patin has taught science for eight years.

According to the Department of Public Instruction, the award seeks to showcase teachers who are in the early part of their career and is based on a teacher's student learning results, accomplishments outside the classroom. and more.

Full details can be found at ncpublicschools.org.


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