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DPI Webinar To Preview New Letter-Grade Report Cards PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Monday, 26 January 2015 06:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Thanks to a new state law, the public will have an easier time comparing school performance with the issuance of letter grades on report cards due for release Feb. 5. The grades will be presented  to the state Board of Education on that day.

The Department of Public Instruction will preview the report card layout, and answer questions about them, at a preview webinar on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.

DPI has redesigned the School Report Cards so that the letter grades display for each school. The new site is created in SAS Visual Analytics and also has new functionality for easier school-by-school comparisons.

To register for the webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1756552652631094018

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

 
Virtual Charter School Pilot Agreement Is Subject Of Upcoming Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Friday, 23 January 2015 05:40

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education’s Leadership for Innovation Committee will meet Monday to discuss the proposed charter agreement for the virtual pilot.

The meeting will be audio streamed at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the Education Building in downtown Raleigh.

More information is available at ncpublicschools.org.

 
State Board Of Education Committee To Scrutinize Charlotte Charter School PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Thursday, 22 January 2015 05:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education Executive Committee will meet Friday regarding the possibility of initiating revocation of the charter of Entrepreneur Charter High School in Charlotte.

The conference-call meeting will originate in the 7th floor board lounge of the Education Building on Wilmington Street in Raleigh. Proceedings will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Public charter schools that fail to meet rules and standards are subject to disciplinary actions, including revocation of charter to operate.

 
Nine Teachers Selected Regional Teachers Of The Year PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 05:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Nine of North Carolina's best teachers are now vying to be the 2015 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year.

The nine regional winners are:

Region 1: Jami Dickerson, Eastern Elementary (Pitt County Schools);

    Region 2: Joshua Gaskill, Pamlico County High (Pamlico County Schools);

    Region 3: Jeremy Tucker, James B. Hunt High (Wilson County Schools);

    Region 4: Mariel Barker Sellars, East Columbus High (Columbus County Schools);

    Region 5: JoAnna Massoth, Chatham Middle (Chatham County Schools);

    Region 6: Jennifer Whitley, Forest Hills High (Union County Schools);

    Region 7: Keana Triplett, Ashe County High (Ashe County Schools);

    Region 8: Randy Pressley, Tuscola High (Haywood County Schools);

    Charter Schools: Elizabeth Padgett, Lake Norman Charter (Mecklenburg County).

The 2015 North Carolina Teacher of the Year will be announced April 7 at an awards ceremony in Cary. The winner will succeed the 2014 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year James E. Ford, a World History teacher at Garinger High School (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools).


“Thanks to the Burroughs Wellcome Fund we can give due recognition to nine outstanding teachers who are setting the bar for instructional excellence in our public school classrooms,” State Superintendent June Atkinson said in a statement. “These teachers well represent the 95,000 public school teachers working hard every day to ensure our students graduate ready to succeed in life. They will contribute much to our state during their service on the 2015 North Carolina Teacher of the Year team.”

 
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