Thursday, April 9, 2015

Here is a link to the A BILL To reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves.

If you don’t want to read all 600 pages, here is the Senate summary of the bill.

Here is the agenda for the Charter School Advisory Board meeting on Monday, April 13, from 9am–3:20pm, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

MeckEd will host Reps. Craig Horn and Tricia Cotham, and Sen. Jeff Jackson at the Stratford Richardson YMCA on Friday, April 10, from 8:00-9:30 a.m., for an update about the 2015 legislative session.

The latest letter in the series by The Hechinger Report between Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York, and Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, Florida, about the Common Core: As testing begins, parental opposition to Common Core ramps up

NC Policy Watch has a new series of essays and blog posts authored by North Carolina leaders highlighting ways in which North Carolina public investments are falling short and where and how they can be improved. Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District, writes about “Raising the bar: Talk, trends and “trajectory” in public education.”

  • Take a look inside the 600-page rewrite of No Child Left Behind

    The Washington Post | 04/08/2015

  • Judge hears ideas on NC school tests

    The Charlotte Observer | 04/08/2015

  • Durham school board to revisit start times

    The Durham Herald-Sun | 04/08/2015

  • Editorial: Teacher assistants deserve better pay, too

    The Winston-Salem Journal | 04/07/2015

  • Charter High Schools and the “Backfill” Debate

    The Center for Reinventing Public Education | 04/08/2015

  • Guiding principles for a more enlightened U.S. education policy

    The Washington Post | 04/09/2015

  • Parent Trigger in Practice: Snapshots From California

    Education Week | 04/07/2015

  • How does underfunding actually affect schools? Lessons from Mississippi

    The Hechinger Report | 04/09/2015

  • Wake schools request is too high for some commissioners

    The News & Observer | 04/08/2015

  • Is America Nearing the End of the No Child Left Behind Era?

    The Atlantic | 04/08/2015

  • Possible school split creates stir

    Rocky Mount Telegram | 04/07/2015

  • Student Transfer Policy Revisions Considered

    The Southern Pines Pilot | 04/07/2015

  • How an elementary school moves on after a shooting

    PBS | 04/07/2015

  • Randolph County Board of Education seeks high-speed wireless funds

    The Asheboro Courier-Tribune | 04/07/2015

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