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North Carolina School for the Deaf Advisory Council to Recognize Student Robotics Champions PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 May 2016 05:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina School for the Deaf Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday in Morganton.

The full agenda can be found at https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/NCSBE/2016/04/27/file_attachments/540622/NCSD%2BAdvisory%2BCouncil%2BMay%2B5%2BAgenda.pdf.

The meeting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on the campus of the school. American Sign Language and Voice Interpreters will be provided at the meeting. A Spanish interpreter also will be available.

 
State Board of Education Agenda For May 4/5 Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Friday, 29 April 2016 05:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state Board of Education will meet May 4 and 5 in Raleigh. The board's agenda is below.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 4       

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

10:05 – 10:50 a.m.
SBE Issues Session
SBE Interagency Committee and Multi-Tiered System of Support Update

10:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
•  Education Innovation and Charter Schools Committee
State Board members Becky Taylor, chair; Wayne McDevitt, vice chair

Action items: Final Approval of Reform Models and Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee: Dropout Prevention Recovery Pilot Charter School Report
Discussion items: Recommendations for Charter Schools Applying to Open in 2017 and Union Day Charter School Request to Amend its Charter
New Business item: NCVPS Executive Director’s Report and NCVPS Teacher of the Year

12:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:15 – 1:35 p.m.
•  Special Committee on Digital Learning
Discussion item: Digital Learning Competencies/Digital Learning Plan Update

1:35 – 1:50 p.m.
•  Healthy Responsible Students Committee
State Board members Tricia Willoughby, chair; Reginald Kenan, vice chair

Discussion item: Interscholastic Athletic Policy Update

1:50 – 3 p.m.
•  Student Learning and Achievement Committee

State Board members Eric Davis, chair; Olivia Oxendine, vice chair

Discussion items: Math I, II, and III Draft Standards Revisions, Approval of School Policies for Education Services for the Deaf and Blind Residential Schools, and Governor’s School Board of Governors Policy Amendment
New Business item: Update on Proof of Concept Study

3 – 3:25 p.m.
•  Business Operations Committee
State Board members Greg Alcorn, chair; Kevin Howell, vice chair

Action item: FY 2015-16 Final Allotment Adjustments
Discussion item: Long-Range Facility Plans – Five-Year Report
New Business item: Update on Contracts

3:25 – 4:05 p.m.
•  Educator Standards and Practices Committee
State Board members Olivia Oxendine, chair; Eric Davis, vice chair

Discussion items: Career and Technical Education Licensure Revisions, Program Approval Modifications for Institutions of Higher Education, Requests for Local Flexibility in the Analysis of Student Work, and Competitive Grant Principal Preparation Program
New Business item: Educator Preparation Updates: Meeting New Legislative Requirements

4:05 p.m. Open session then adjourn to closed session

4:45 p.m. Board reconvenes then adjourns

THURSDAY, MAY 5

9 -11:30 a.m.

Following approval of their April minutes, Board members will hear special presentations on The Military and Education Connection (Colonel Mark Slocum, commander of the 4th Fighter Wing, US Air Force, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base), National Title I Distinguished Award winner (Henderson Collegiate Charter School), Give Five – Read Five (Capstone Digital President Todd Brekhus; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Superintendent Ann Clark; Winding Springs Elementary Principal Courtney Law, teacher Connie West, and student Mahogany Reid), and Parent/Teacher Involvement Program (Creech Road Elementary, Wake County Schools). Board members will then recognize National Blue Ribbon Schools Chocowinity Primary (Beaufort County Schools), Beverly Woods Elementary (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools) and Rock Ridge Elementary (Wilson County Schools).

State Superintendent June Atkinson will follow with her report to the Board, where she will recognize Hope Meyerhoffer (Wayne County Schools) for 50 years of teaching. NCDPI Legislative and Community Affairs Director Rachel Beaulieu will follow with her legislative update.

Under the Consent Agenda, members will approve the Report to the General Assembly on Supplanting Low-Wealth Supplement Funds and Small System Supplemental Funds, LEA-Wide Weather-Related Calendar Waiver Request, Annual Measureable Objectives (AMO) and Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) Policy Revisions, State Advisory Council on Indian Education Membership, Revised Policy Regarding Indian Education Council Appointment and Responsibilities, Middle School Athletics Manual Update, Technical Changes to the Recurring Low-Performing Schools Policy, Request for One-Year Delay for Peak Charter Academy, Peak Charter Academy’s Request to Amend its Charter, Recommendations on Application Process, Timeline and Content, and Recommended Changes to the Charter Agreement.

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 old and new business. Under New Business, Board members will take action on their strategic plan revisions and 2017 meeting schedule.

 
NC Science Leadership Association Workshop: Using Trade Books to Teach Science PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 05:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Shippensburg University Professor Christine Royce will help teachers understand how to use trade books to teach science when she conducts a workshop at the meeting of the N.C. Science Leadership Association.

The meeting will be held April 30 at the Embassy Suites in Cary.

Dr. Royce has been investigating the integration of children’s literature in the science classroom for nearly two decades. As co-author of the Teaching Through Trade Books column in Science and Children, she focuses on the integration of engaging science investigations and children’s trade books within a three dimensional learning approach.

More information can be found at ncpublicschools.org

 
Remarks By First Lady Michelle Obama at Jackson State University Commencement PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016 06:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - On Saturday, First Lady Michele Obama was commencement speaker at Jackson State University in Mississippi. A transcript of her remarks is available at whitehouse.gov.

The First Lady said, in part:

"So, graduates, make no mistake about it, this moment presents a historic opportunity for change. And your generation, more than any generation in our history, truly has the tools and opportunities you need to seize this moment. I want you to think about the statistics. Today, more African Americans are graduating from college, succeeding in our workplaces, taking on positions of leadership, and reporting greater optimism about the future –- an optimism, by the way, that I very much share.

So the question is: Are you ready to step up and use your power and your privilege to make change? Will you honor the legacy of those who came before you who fought so hard, sacrificed so much so that you could be here in this stadium wearing those beautiful caps and gowns today?"

 
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