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Digital Learning Committee Of State Board To Meet Wednesday PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Monday, 23 February 2015 06:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education’s Special Committee on Digital Learning, chaired by Lt. Governor Dan Forest, will meet Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to noon.

The meeting will be held in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

Committee members will discuss the digital learning progress rubric.

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

 
Summer Nutrition Programs Served More Than 140,000 Kids With Free Or Reduced Lunch Last Year PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State education officials are coordinating with local agencies and nonprofit groups to ensure that children don't go hungry this summer. Last year, 140,854 received meals during the summer months through the Summer Nutrition Programs.

The Department of Public Instruction, in a news release, reported that the federal Agriculture Department has identified 47 counties in North Carolina as high priority or “Strike Force” counties. The Strike Force campaign is intended to leverage local partnerships in high poverty areas to ensure every community’s children have equal access to summer nutrition programs.

Cooperating partners must adhere to strict guidleines. The meals must be served to eligible children 18 years of age or younger, in an approved site. A site may be an open site, closed enrolled site or camp. The meals served at all sites must be provided at no charge to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

 
State Board of Education Newsletter Discusses New School Grading System PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 06:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state's new grading system for public schools themselves is the subject of the lead story in the February issue of the State Board of Education newsletter.

The story notes that 65.4 percent of elementary and middle schools earned a "C" or better. An accompanying chart shows the details for each grade level.

The newsletter also carries a story about the board's approval of two virtual public charter schools.

The newsletter can be found at ncpublicschools.org. Click on the tab for the State Board of Education.

 
DPI Looks For Feedback On English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 07:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Parents and taxpayers have until April 30 to provide feedback to the Department of Public Instruction about standards for English language arts and mathematics instruction for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

North Carolina is in the third year of implementation for its current Standard Course of Study and is at the initial stage of reviewing standards in English language arts and mathematics. Standards are typically reviewed for changes approximately every five years in each subject.

To access the online survey, visit www.ncpublicschools.org and click on the appropriate link under “News.”‚Äč

 
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