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#NCED Updates: School Choice Event coming to Raleigh, State Board of Ed updates, spending fact and Quiet Epidemic updates

In this edition of NCED Updates: An upcoming School Choice event in Raleigh, State Board of Education updates, a contract fight, some facts about education and per-pupil spending and Quiet Epidemic updates. Continue reading

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With Common Core Under Review, Why is DPI Entering into an ELA Contract with Wisconsin?

Via the NC Board of Education website, the latest batch of contracts has one regarding ELA testing for ELLS. (ELLS means English Language Learners; i.e. children whose primary language is not English.)

Under purpose, here is the first item:

Develop an alignment study between North Carolina’s state academic standards and the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards

North Carolina has a commission still in progress who is reviewing the Common Core ELA standards currently in use.

Why would DPI be engaging in a contract such as this with Common Core still under review? Moving the goal posts at the end of the game?

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See What $69,157,850 In Education Contracts Buys For NC

Next week is the NC State Board of Education’s monthly meeting.  It’s going to be an expensive one. John Locke Foundation’s Lindalyn Kakadelis has noted that at this Board meeting, contracts totaling $69,157,850 are on the agenda.  Go read it and … Continue reading

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