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NC Enters Year 4 of Common Core and Reading Retention for 3rd Graders Increases Statewide

The headline at the News and Observer reads, “More NC third graders retained for poor reading”.
File this one under: Things I saw Coming And Was Called Crazy For.
We are in year four of Common Core. Supporters of the standards promised us flying cars or something…

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2013-14 Scores: NC 3rd Grader Reading Proficiency 60.2%?

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute has an article up at the PR Firm, EducationNC called, “Mapping NC student grade-level and subject proficiency by district, 2013-14”

I’m looking at this article from the perspective of a ‘setting of the stage’ prior to the release of the 2014-15 scores.

There is a breakout by district of reading proficiency percentages based on the Common Core aligned North Carolina EOG (End of Grade) test.

The article is preceded by a big map of the state with sliding menu items to look at various data points. One data point they have under the map is stagnant: STATEWIDE: 60.2%

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What they’re saying about Education in NC (WE 2/7/15)

This is some of what they’re saying about education in North Carolina for week ending 2/7/15. See the Common Core Weekend Reads on Sunday for Common Core Specific news. Continue reading

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Iredell-Statesville Schools Slams A-F Grading In Letter To Parents

The Iredell-Statesville School district sent home a rather stiff letter to parents on the move to the A-F grading system for schools.

Also included were letters from the local Chamber of Commerce and a “social impact marketing” firm.

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Former NC Board of Ed Chair Not Really Keen On 10 Pt Grading Scale

Former NC State Board of Education Chairman, Howard Lee, was asked about the new 10 pt grading system North Carolina is adopting. Lee doesn’t see a “downside to it” but would prefer the grading scale “the way it was”.

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