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- Ex-assistant principal convicted; sentenced up to 5 years for sex crimes
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Tag Archives: NC DPI
Last year parents were outraged to find out that the health assessment form required for entry into Kindergarten in North Carolina schools was being expanded to students of any age or grade level entering the system.
Parents were further outraged when they realized what the form actually asked for. Overly intrusive questions beyond what the law requires were on the form.
Questions included assessing whether or not a child had normal or abnormal genitals is just one example. Other inappropriate topic areas covered included asking if your baby was “full-term” and the form also asked about “trauma”, “family stress” and about your child’s personal/social development. Continue reading
The most recent State Board of Education meetings have been an exercise in what NOT to do for the Department of Public Education (DPI).
Behold, DPI’s latest bad idea: Surveying kids about their “perceptions” of their teachers.
File this under: WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? 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.
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Administrative bloat in K-12 systems across the nation has been incredible. Federal grants have created positions within K-12 systems that have often resulted in staff being shifted or absorbed by various departments of public education in the states.
This staffing bloat then becomes a burden on state education budgets. Such is the case with North Carolina. Continue reading
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
There was an interesting exchange on Twitter regarding opting out of the EOG in North Carolina. It was launched by this tweet, in which the user tagged NC’s Superintendent and CCSSO President, Dr. Atkinson.
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