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#NCED Updates: Cooper Vetoes Read To Achieve revamp, useless background checks and Ed Headlines

This installment of NCED Updates covers Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of Sen. Phil Berger’s bill that revamps Read to Achieve, useless background checks on teachers and headlines from across the state and the nation. Continue reading

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NC Education Updates – Leandro, Read to Achieve, a Resignation and an Award

Here are some quick North Carolina Education updates you might have missed.Here are some quick North Carolina Education updates you might have missed.
Leandro update, more money thrown at Read To Achieve, a big resignation at the State Board of Education and a Common Core peddler gets an award. Continue reading

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#SB561 Looks Like ‘Read To Achieve’ For College

At first, I was confused by this press release (full text at the bottom) from Senator Barefoot, who sat on the General Assembly’s Common Core Legislative Research Committee.

At first I wondered, how is the General Assembly going to direct community colleges “to develop a program that introduces college developmental mathematics and developmental reading and English courses into high school curriculums during the senior year.” when North Carolina’s K-12 standards (Common Core) are under review for replacement??

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#HB673 – “Modify Read to Achieve” In K12 Committee Today

The controversial and ill-implemented Read To Achieve program might be getting a face-list. HB 673 will be heard this morning by the K-12 House Education Committee.

While Republican legislators came up with this idea (courtesy of listening to Jeb Bush), NC’s Department of Public Instruction clearly botched the implementation.

Read to Achieve arguably has admirable intentions, but then again, so did Common Core and look at what a steaming pile that has turned out to be.

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Read To Achieve Gets Clarity in HB 230

Notification that HB 230 – Clarify Read to Achieve/Sch. Perform. Grades, popped into my inbox. I took a look. Lots of changes to the language.

Good grief, this bill has more strike-thru’s than text! #ReadToAchieve => House Bill 230-Ratified #nced #ncpol #ncga

— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) June 11, 2014

A lot of strike throughs. One major change is this one below – where it appears parents or guardians are being given the final say on the Summer Reading Boot Camps: Continue reading

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The Read To Achieve Debacle

Kristin Blair at Carolina Journal has an article up this morning that points out the issues that have come along with Sen. Berger’s Read To Achieve law. There has been mass confusion on the new law, it’s roll out (which DPI was partly responsible for by the way) and complaints from educators that the reading passages contained in it are not appropriate for 3rd graders. Continue reading

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