Tag Archives: DPI

The Word “Misunderstanding” Redefined By Supt. Atkinson?

If you’ve been following my series on Superintendent Atkinson being questioned about funds for the Excellent Public Schools Act being diverted into shifting personnel around, well, we have an update.

Dr. Atkinson has redefined “Misunderstanding”. Continue reading

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Senate Wants Atkinson’s Documentation On DPI Budget Cuts [UPDATED]

Last month, I wrote about the little bombshell Superintendent Atkinson dropped that no one seemed to really pick up on other than Alex Granados at EducationNC.
In a nutshell, Atkinson took jobs from DPI that should have been in the ordered budget cuts and shifted them to the budget of a new program.

The Senate is calling her out on it.

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DPI Saves Jobs At The Cost Of Supporting Kids – #NCed #NCGA

In case you missed it, Dr. Atkinson quietly dropped a bombshell at the last State Board of Education meeting.

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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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What They’re Saying About Education In NC – (10/9/15) #NCED

Some quick hits in education news from around the state of North Carolina.
WCPSS, School Scoring, Teacher Turnover and more… Continue reading

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NC Educrat Bloat Continues With $121k Hire

Dr. Terry Stoops over at John Locke picked up on the new hire at Department of Public Instruction that I meant to write about yesterday — the salary for this hire is $121k. 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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