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Tag Archives: Education spending
#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
Lt. Governor Dan Forest lays out the education increases in the North Carolina 2016 budget, including raising teacher pay for the third year in a row.
WATCH: Continue reading
There are a few interesting education related nuggets from the proposed NCGA House Committee budget report.
Everything from Teacher pay to supporting the College Board’s monopoly on testing and curriculum through ‘bonuses’ to teachers. Continue reading
The Bluegrass Institute has an interesting list of how deep each state is into the federal funding trough.
NC was in the top ten… Not Good.
KEEP READING… Continue reading
A round up of education news in the state of North Carolina and beyond.
Highlights: Snowflakes attack at UNC, WCPSS fight video, CMS’s changing Enrollment numbers, NCAE double dip and follow the NC Ed Money. Continue reading
I received the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) back on the Pearson Equella Contract with the NC Community Colleges System.
The contract takes advantage of some Race To The Top Funds.
The signed MOU includes language for “K-14” storage of “educational content and resources” through the creation of the “Learning Object Repository” or LOR. From what the MOU says, it looks like LOR is an upgrade or enhancement of the existing Pearson Equella “NCLOR”.
NCLOR has it’s own site “Explore The LOR”.
Mission Statement: “The mission of the NCLOR is to provide a centralized location for the acquisition, collection, sharing, and management of quality learning resources for all teachers in North Carolina.”
A few of the document highlights:
The signed intent to contract document cites Pearson receiving $1,309,805, but another ‘signed approval’ document says the amount wasn’t to exceed $1,155,808.
According to the DPI Project Management MOU, the Project manager is to be paid over $85 an hour.
Just for reference, according to page 36 of the State Board of Education’s large contract list, the total cost of this contract (#10037399) came out to be $35,284,419.39.
$16,451,808.00 Federal (Race To The Top?) Continue reading