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Monday, April 20, 2015

Crossover is on Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Ten days before crossover, 86 bills have been referred to K-12 education committee in the House — of those, 36 address flexibility on the school calendar.  Two bills – SB 176 Charter School Grade Level Expansion and SB 315 School Playgrounds Available to the Public – have already crossed over from the Senate.

Twenty-six bills have been referred to education/higher education in the Senate, including HB 358 School Performance Grade Scale which has crossed over from the House.

The Academic Review Standards Commission is meeting today from 1-5pm.

On Tuesday, April 21, Citizen Schools is hosting 250 leaders, policymakers, and practitioners in Washington, DC for the Meet in the Middle: Expanded Learning Summit. The summit will tackle a range of topics, including sustainable funding, school district and local initiatives, state and federal policy, mentorship, STEM and summer learning opportunities.

You can watch many of the session live at Join the conversation by tweeting using the #ExpandLearning2015.  

Here is the agenda.  

If you followed our series out west, you might enjoy an article in the May 2015 issue of Our State –Saving Cherokee: At an immersion program in western North Carolina, the endangered Cherokee language finds new life among young speakers.

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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