Judge Howard Manning has ordered an another hearing in Hoke County Board of Education v. State (also known as Leandro) on April 8-9, 2015.
The purpose of the hearing is so that the state of North Carolina can present any plans it has to “reduce, diminish or eliminate” any educational standards, any assessments currently being used, accountability standards that measure a child’s ability to get a “sound basic education,” or accountability measures for superintendents, principals, or teachers.
The hearing will also be used as an opportunity to review results of the 2013-14 End of Course, End of Grade and ACT tests, “which indicate that in way too many districts across the state, thousands of children in the public schools have failed to obtain, and are not now obtaining a sound basic education as defined by and required by the Leandro decisions.”
The notice of hearing and order from Judge Manning goes on to say that another hearing will be scheduled after this hearing where the state will have to show that it has taken action to “correct the educational deficiencies in the student populations….”
See the notice of hearing and order here.
Here is EdNC’s summary of the Leandro litigation for more information.