RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education will meet Wednesday and Thursday in downtown Raleigh. The meeting will be live-streamed.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2
10 – 10:05 a.m.
Call to order and approval of September Board agenda. Board members will recognize new Junior Student Advisor Yates McConnell, Raleigh Charter High School.
10:05 – 10:35 a.m.
SBE Issues Session
Race to the Top Final Report: Overall Impact and Implementation Findings
10:35 – 11:05 a.m.
• Special Committee on Digital Learning
Lt. Governor Dan Forest, chair; Becky Taylor, vice chair
New Business item: Digital Learning Plan Report
11:05 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
• Globally Competitive Students Committee
State Board member Eric Davis, chair; Olivia Oxendine, vice chair
Action items: Read to Achieve Local Alternative Assessments, 2014-15 Accountability and School Performance Grades Reports, Cohort Graduation Rate for the 2014-15 School Year, and 2014-15 Career and Technical Education Credentials Report.
A MEDIA AVAILABILITY WILL BE HELD IN ROOM 224 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING CONCLUSION OF THE RELEASE OF THESE REPORTS
12:15 p.m. LUNCH
1 – 1:45 p.m. Continuation of Globally Competitive Students Committee meeting
Discussion items: Career and Technical Education Revisions to Essential Standards and Guidelines for Academically or Intellectually Gifted Programs.
New Business items: NC Department of Public Instruction Proof of Concept Study Update and Advisory Councils for the Residential Schools Annual Report 2015
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
• 21st Century Professionals Committee
State Board member Olivia Oxendine, chair; Eric Davis, vice chair
Action item: Recommendations from the Advisory Board on Requests for Exceptions from Teacher Licensure Requirements
Discussion items: Global Educator Digital Badge Criteria, Credits Required for the Renewal of a Standard Professional 2 License, and Policy Revisions – TCP-A-004: Beginning Teacher Support Programs.
2:15 – 3:25 p.m.
• Leadership for Innovation Committee
State Board member Becky Taylor, chair; Wayne McDevitt, vice chair
New Business items: NC Virtual Charter Schools Pilot Update, NC Virtual Public School Director’s Update
3:25 – 3:50 p.m.
• 21st Century Systems Committee
State Board member Greg Alcorn, chair; Kevin Howell, vice chair
Action items: Funded Average Daily Membership for Charter Schools with Approved Dropout Prevention and Recovery Programs and Approval of Title V State Abstinence Education Grant
New Business item: Contracts Update
3:50 – 4 p.m.
• Healthy Responsible Students Committee
State Board member Tricia Willoughby, chair; Reggie Kenan, vice chair
Discussion item: Return to Learn After Concussion
4 p.m. Open session then adjourn to closed session
4:50 p.m. Board reconvenes then adjourns
THURSDAY, SEPT. 3
9 a.m. 12 p.m.
Following approval of their August minutes, Board members will receive special presentations on the Race to the Top Report – Additional Observations on the Final Report on Turning Around the Lowest-Achieving Schools and from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. State Superintendent June Atkinson will follow with her report to the Board, which will include recognition of Representative Hugh Blackwell and a legislative report from Legislative and Community Affairs Director Rachel Beaulieu.
Board members will then receive another special presentation on Race to the Top: An Evaluation of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System and the Student Achievement Growth Standard: 2010-11 through 2013-14.
Under the Consent Agenda, members will approve the Race to the Top Report: An Evaluation of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System and the Student Achievement Growth Standard: 2010-11 through 2013-14, Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee Report: Competitive Grants to Improve After-School Services, North Carolina Race to the Top: Overall Impact and Implementation Findings, Read to Achieve Guidebook Update, Dropout Exit Conference and Referral Process, Replacement of Compliance Commission Members, and Race to the Top Evaluation Report: Outcomes and Impacts of North Carolina’s Initiative on Turning Around the Lowest-Achieving Schools.
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. Under new business, members will take up a resolution thanking the members of the Special Committee on Assessment.