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NC Education Updates – Leandro, Read to Achieve, a Resignation and an Award

Here are some quick North Carolina Education updates you might have missed.Here are some quick North Carolina Education updates you might have missed.
Leandro update, more money thrown at Read To Achieve, a big resignation at the State Board of Education and a Common Core peddler gets an award. Continue reading

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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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#HB673 – “Modify Read to Achieve” In K12 Committee Today

The controversial and ill-implemented Read To Achieve program might be getting a face-list. HB 673 will be heard this morning by the K-12 House Education Committee.

While Republican legislators came up with this idea (courtesy of listening to Jeb Bush), NC’s Department of Public Instruction clearly botched the implementation.

Read to Achieve arguably has admirable intentions, but then again, so did Common Core and look at what a steaming pile that has turned out to be.

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#NCSPIN: DPI Expanded Scoring Lowered The Bar

On NC SPIN episode # 848, which aired on 2/1/15, North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction was called on the carpet for expanding the scoring system in order to make results look better.

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