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A post on September 18, 2020, “Perspective | To reopen, schools depend on anti-COVID discipline,” was changed to clarify that the General Assembly did pass a school construction plan in the budget in 2019, but that the governor vetoed it, and that budget never became law.
A post on September 9, 2020, “Northeast NC Career Pathways: A regional partnership connecting students to careers,” originally stated that the state stopped funding the grant in 2019. It has been updated to clarify that the state was funding the partnership through a time-limited federal grant that ran out in 2019.
A post on July 27, 2020, “Initiative aims to put children at center of workplace policies as businesses reopen,” incorrectly stated that Emily Swartzlander, chief strategist of Family Forward NC, said working parents comprise about 30% of North Carolina’s workforce. Swartzalnder was referring to the national workforce.
A post on August 3, 2020, “North Carolina’s first recovery high school offers ‘a continuum of care around each individual student,'” incorrectly stated that Wake Monarch was already operating two alternative peer groups (APGs) in Wake County and that they were similar to AA meetings. The nonprofit Empowered Citizens operates the two APGs and while APGs use a 12-step program, they are not similar to AA meetings.
A post on July 9, 2020, “State Board approves 4 reading diagnostic tools, delays social studies standards, and more,” incorrectly stated that Katherine Johnson was a NASA astronaut. She was a NASA scientist.
A post on June 16, 2020, “Enrollment funding passes the Senate” incorrectly stated that a bill funding enrollment growth for community colleges had passed the full General Assembly as we cited the article “Teacher pay: Bill would provide bonuses but no new pay raises“. The bill passed both the Senate and the House, but additional language added in the House necessitated the bill return to the Senate for concurrence. The Senate did not concur and the bill is now in a conference committee to resolve the differences.
A post on June 12, 2020, “Teacher pay: Bill would provide bonuses but no new pay raises,” incorrectly stated that a bill funding enrollment growth for community colleges had passed the full General Assembly. The bill passed both the Senate and the House, but additional language added in the House necessitated the bill return to the Senate for concurrence. The Senate did not concur and the bill is now in a conference committee to resolve the differences.
A post on May 27, 2020, “Home visiting without home visiting: Programs adapt and support families — but with limited reach” misspelled the name of a funder of the 2018 home visiting report, the John Rex Endowment.
A post on April 24, 2020, “Perspective | High-growth learning potential during COVID-19: Where North Carolina stands” incorrectly stated that the highest-wealth districts are more than five times more likely than the lowest-wealth districts to ensure in-home internet access (46% versus 5%). This sentence has been corrected to say that the highest-wealth districts are five times more likely than the lowest-wealth districts to ensure in-home internet access (26% versus 5%).
A post on April 9, 2020, “Can a new way of assessing kids entering kindergarten help them learn? NC hopes so.” incorrectly stated the number of developmental progressions on the assessment platform Teaching Strategies Gold. The platform uses 60 progressions.
A post on April 3, 2020, “From Dorian to COVID-19, Hyde County Schools meets disruption with resilience,” incorrectly stated Callie Luker teaches at Ocracoke School. The correct school is Mattamuskeet Elementary School.
A post on April 1, 2020, “What is a parent’s role in remote learning,” misattributed the origin of a remote learning kindergarten plan for the week. It has been updated.
A post on March 4, 2020, “Superintendent Mark Johnson challenges State Board contract with SREB,”incorrectly stated the threshold dollar amount for competitive bids. The correct amount is $10,000.
A post on February 25, 2020, “Video | The NC Symphony in Jones County: Here’s how music is giving students hope after a hurricane.” misspelled North Carolina Symphony Associate Conductor Wesley Schulz’s name.
A post on February 7, 2020, “With home visits, Charlotte effort boosts school readiness in a familiar setting,” originally misstated the amount of funding Greenlight Fund gave ParentChild+. The fund gave the home visiting program $600,000 instead of $1 million. The approximate total investment from Greenlight Fund and other partners was $1 million.
A post on December 18, 2019, “A Wall of Sound: Can science knock down barriers to reading proficiency and rescue Read to Achieve,” originally attributed a quote to journalist Emily Hanford. The quote was properly attributed to this Education Week article. The article originally contained the statement: “The B-12 Steering Committee will also be looking to find a more robust and ongoing training than NC SIP can offer.” This information did not come from anyone on the B-12 Steering Committee.
A post on November 25, 2019, “State superintendent candidates talk about early learning, race in North Carolina schools,” originally stated the debate was the first among superintendent candidates this year. It was not the first.
A post on October 23, 2019, “How do you prepare early educators to navigate students’ trauma — and their own?” misspelled Cyndie Osborne’s name and affiliated the Center for Child & Family Health with Duke University. The center is a stand-alone nonprofit.
A post on October 2, 2018, “What are career coaches? And why do they matter so much to community colleges? originally stated the incorrect high school for Meghan Ford. She attends New Hanover High School.
A post on August 26, 2019, Alamance Career Accelerator Program signs 10 new apprentices, has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Braden McDaniel’s first name in a caption. This article also previously misstated the name of the superintendent of Alamance-Burlington Schools. His name is Bruce Benson, not David Benson.
A post on August 21, 2019, Here is how three Rowan-Salisbury schools will transform in renewal school district, incorrectly listed the number of Rowan-Salisbury schools as 36. It has been updated to reflect the correct number of 33.
A post on August 21, 2019, Will state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson run again?, incorrectly listed Democratic candidate for state Superintendent Jen Mangrum as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Education. The article has been updated to reflect the fact that she is an associate professor. It also listed the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as the University of Greensboro. That has been corrected as well.
A post on August 15, 2019, Through the eyes of our students: Black rising senior shares how implicit bias affects school experience, incorrectly referred to Blaine Purcell as Blaine Reid, which is not his legal last name.
A post on August 8, 2019, House bill supporting competitive school-based robotics stalls, was updated to correct the spelling of Mounts Robotics Center.
A post on August 6, 2019, Awake58: The early college that didn’t close and the college dropout scandal, was updated to correct the spelling of SmartAsset.
A post on August 6, 2019, I think my child has a learning disability. What should I do now?, incorrectly attributed information on the warning signs of a learning disability to the Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina. It has been updated to attribute the information to the Learning Disabilities Association of America.
A post on July 30, 2019, Budget veto presents chance to revisit a missed opportunity: Investment in early childhood education, was updated to include an editor’s note that says the following: Part VII of House Bill 90 in 2018 provided a statutory increase in appropriations for NC Pre-K by $9.35 million in 2019-20 and another $9.35 million in 2020-21 and thereafter.
A post on July 29, 2019, School visits being used as a stage for political theater, listed an incorrect home county for House Speaker Tim Moore. It has been corrected.
A post on July 2, 2019, Bridge speakers and data focus on an educational need: Equity, incorrectly spelled the last name of Rebecca Tippett. It has been updated with the correct spelling.
A post on July 1, 2019, What will the future of educator prep look like in NC? This Community of Practice is searching for answers, incorrectly omitted Western Carolina’s name from the list of schools in the Community of Practice. It has been updated.
The House budget does not include funding for more NC Pre-K slots but does allocate an increase in the reimbursement rate centers are paid for providing NC Pre-K slots.
The House budget includes funding from last year’s legislative session for an additional 1,700 NC Pre-K slots in 2019-20 and another 1,700 slots in 2020-21. The proposal also allocates an increase in the reimbursement rate centers are paid for providing NC Pre-K slots.
Original: A film posted on January 18, 2018 included language indicating a link between third grade test failures and prison construction projections.
In a post on October 25, 2017, Newton debate on possibility of merit-based teacher pay focuses on the ‘how’, the following was corrected:
- Nordstrom mentioned programs in six different districts across the state piloting differentiated pay.
- Nordstorm mentioned the differentiated pay used statewide to reward reading and math teachers for students’ growth in certain grades, as well as career and technical education (CTE) and advanced placement (AP) teachers.
In a post on October 5, 2017, General Assembly, State Board tackle principal pay, the following was corrected:
- The State Board voted to send the letter Thursday after getting a report from its legislative director, Cecilia Holden, that about 350 principals could lose pay during the 2018-19 school year after the hold harmless expires.
- The State Board voted to send the letter Thursday after getting a report from its legislative director, Cecilia Holden, that about 350 principals are currently being held harmless this fiscal year.
In a post on August 4, 2017, State Board discusses literacy deficiencies, ESSA state plan, a quote by Wayne McDevitt was misattributed. It was corrected and attributed to McDevitt.
In a post on July 6, 2017, a chart describing a pilot program was incorrectly placed under calendar flexibility instead of class size flexibility. The chart was removed and the following text was corrected:
- While that bill did not make it through the General Assembly, aspects of it were added to the final budget. The budget’s pilot program would allow schools to participate in the following counties: (CHART). It was the only school calendar flexibility provision to pass this session.
- None of the calendar flexibility measures passed this session.
In a post on February, 15, 2017, the following sentence was corrected:
- A report from the Program Evaluation Division of the General Assembly released Monday, however, advises the General Assembly to maintain the school calendar law as is — with an exception for low-performing schools and districts.
- A report from the Program Evaluation Division of the General Assembly released Monday, however, makes no recommendation to change the school calendar law — with an exception for low-performing schools and districts.
In a post on January 26, 2017, “Franklin County offers bonuses to fill EC vacancies,” the name of the nearby seminary school was misstated. The school is called Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In a post on December 15, 2016, Rhonda King was identified as living in Princeville. She lives in Nashville. The title, the article, and the video were corrected.
In a post on July 13, 2016, The 2016 Legislative Session: What’s hot and what’s not in ed policy, the following paragraph was corrected.
- In the compromise budget, the state will spend an extra $5.8 million to increase the special education opportunity scholarship program by 137 percent. And, the budget for the regular opportunity scholarship program will go up by $10 million each year for 10 years, increasing funding from about $35 million appropriated in 2016-17, to almost $135 million in 2026-27.
- In the compromise budget, the state will spend an extra $5.8 million to increase the special education opportunity scholarship program by 137 percent. And, the budget for the regular opportunity scholarship program will go up by $10 million each year for 11 years, increasing funding from about $35 million appropriated in 2016-17, to almost $145 million in 2027-28 and each year after.
In a post on December 9, 2015, December’s Charter School Advisory Board Meeting, board member Steven Walker was identified as Scott Walker.
In a post, The real war on education in North Carolina, this paragraph was corrected on August 17, 2015:
- Relatively few North Carolina teachers are leaving to teach in other states, and fewer are leaving now than before the economic recession. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s 2014 Teacher Turnover Report reports that only 455 left for this reason in 2014—just three percent of the 13,616 teachers who left their jobs last year. The percentage of teachers “fleeing” to other states was actually higher before the recession, as 3.5 percent of teachers in 2008 left to teach in other states.
- Relatively few North Carolina teachers are leaving to teach in other states, and rates have been relatively consistent since the economic recession. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s 2014 Teacher Turnover Report reports that the percentage of teachers leaving for other states rose slightly in 2014 (734, or 5.4 percent) with fewer leaving (341, or 3.5 percent) in 2012, consistent with the rate in 2008 (467, or 3.5 percent).
In a post on July 28, 2015, Building literacy: One reader and writer at a time, this statistic was corrected: 54.3 percent of third through eighth grade students in the state are reading below grade level.
The post, The children are the future in rural counties, posted briefly on March 23, 2015, with a version of the video that contained two images of schools in Beaufort instead of Beaufort County.
In a post on March 18, 2015, Student health assessments could expand, an update and correction was issued by the author.
In a post on March 10, 2015, Top five myths of the public school budget, the figure in paragraph one was changed to $8.7 billion and clarified to be FY 2014-15. In myth #3, figures changed and clarified to reflect FY 2013-14.
In a post on March 5, 2015, Lot’s going on: Demographics, the budget, and dropout and discipline reports, this paragraph was added:
The shift is due in part to fertility rates. He said that the rate needs to be about 2.1 births per woman for a a racial or ethnic group to replace itself. Hispanics (2.99) and blacks (2.13) are the only groups achieving that. Asians are coming close at 2.04.