Category Archives: NC DPI

NCED Updates: New Hanover Predators, Istation, Common Core, Leandro, NCAE & Elections

This edition of NCED Updates will cover a lot of ground from New Hanover County Public Schools predator problem to Istation updates, Common Core, Leandro, the NCAE and upcoming elections. This edition kicks off with national headlines and a disturbing attack on school choice in Florida. Continue reading

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#NCED Updates: School Choice Week, NCAE Strike, Istation updates and Teacher Turnover

This installment of NCED updates will cover School Choice Week news, NCAE’s proposed strike, Istation updates, the preview of the annual teacher turnover report and headlines both local and national.  Also, a Quiet Epidemic recap for January. Continue reading

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#NCED Updates: Reading Assessment tool battle continues, National and School Choice headlines

The first edition of NCED updates for 2020 includes an update on the battle over the state’s reading assessment tool, Istation, as well as several national headlines and school choice stories of note. Continue reading

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#NCED Updates: Leandro Report and DIT rules on reading assessment tool

This edition of NCED updates includes the release of the highly anticipated Leandro report by WestEd and the Dept. of Information Technology (DIT) has ruled on the contract complaint about the new reading assessment tool, Istation.
On the national front, The College Board is being sued for illegally selling student data to third parties. Continue reading

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#NCED Updates: NAEP scores drop again, NCGA passes final Ed bills and teacher pay mini-budget

This installment of NC Education (NCED) covers the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores and the bills the General Assembly passed before adjourning last week. Also included are details about $630k in charter school grants and a recap of October’s teacher arrests.  Continue reading

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Millions for “School Safety” but no funds to stop sexual predators in NC Schools

School shootings are rare, but sexual abuse by a school employee is not.  Where are the millions to protect them?
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2018-19 school scores show slight increases, state testing mostly stagnant or falling

School accountability and test results for 2018-19 were released earlier this month.
School A-F grades showed an increase in the number of low performing schools while End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) were yet again mainly stagnant or falling. Continue reading

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