Friday, December 18, 2015

The Academic Standards Review Commission is meeting today to vote on a final report to the N.C. General Assembly. Here is the agenda. Here is the draft report. Here are the appendices to the report. remains a free resource for everyone who cares about the future of North Carolina — our children. Please consider making a tax deductible donation before the end of the year to support our work. If you really love what we do, you may also sign up as a monthly sustainer. Support our work here: Thank you, and happy holidays!

  • Common Core recommendations ready for Friday votes

    The News & Observer | 12/17/2015

  • An Ed Commissioner’s Confession: How I Tried (and Failed) to Close the Worst School in Tennessee

    The 74 Million | 12/06/2015

  • The Next-Gen High School to Watch

    EducationNext | 12/17/2015

  • Five Factors Leaders Consider Before Closing Schools to Respond to Threats

    Education Week | 12/16/2015

  • Wash. Court Ruling Could Be Roadmap to Charter Opponents in Other States

    Education Week | 12/17/2015

  • Days from leaving office, Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about successes, failures

    The Washington Post | 12/17/2015

  • NC charter school group: Reporting salaries is burdensome

    The Charlotte Observer | 12/18/2015

  • A startling admission of the hucksterism of virtual charters

    NC Policy Watch | 12/15/2015

  • Guilford County Schools severs partnership with Amplify

    The News & Record | 12/17/2015

  • Federal judge takes look at Wake voting maps

    WRAL | 12/16/2015

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