Friday, May 22, 2015

The budget passed the 3rd reading in the House early this morning 93-23.  Here is the bill history.  Here is the story by the News & Observer: NC House budget passes in 93-23 bipartisan vote

Here is the latest letter in a series by the Hechinger Report on the common core between Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY, and Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, FL: We need Common Core standards to make sure all students meet the same expectations

Here is a press release from NC DPI on the high school students in NC receiving national CTE scholarships.

  • Making Computer Science More Inviting: A Look at What Works

    The Upshot: The New York Times | 05/21/2015

  • Essays About Work and Class That Caught a College’s Eye

    The New York Times | 05/21/2015

  • School Counselors Mixed on SAT and ACT Advice, As New SAT Arrives

    Education Week | 05/21/2015

  • How one little-known minority group illustrates a looming problem for colleges: As demographics shift, higher education copes with new kinds of students

    The Hechinger Report | 05/21/2015

  • Are new Common Core tests really better than the old multiple-choice tests?

    The Hechinger Report | 05/20/2015

  • Jeb Bush's big weakness on education might not really matter

    Vox | 05/21/2015

  • Board shortens Common Core-aligned tests known as PARCC

    The Washington Post | 05/21/2015

  • Aim for Individual Mastery and the Rest Will Follow

    EducationNext | 05/21/2015

  • Wake County program gets first group of future teachers

    The News & Observer | 05/21/2015

  • 'Who Will Teach Our Children?' N.C. Teaching Fellows Program Ends

    WUNC Radio | 05/21/2015

  • The Renaissance of Student Activism

    The Atlantic | 05/21/2015

  • Controversial online college on its way to North Carolina? - See more at:

    NC Policy Watch | 05/21/2015

  • Brad Wilson: Brody worthy investment

    The Greenville Daily Reflector | 05/20/2015

  • Parents Want Changes to End-of-Grade Tests

    WLOS ABC 13 | 05/20/2015

  • Major GOP donor withholds $25,000 contribution over NC House budget

    The News & Observer | 05/21/2015

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