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Judge Manning issues notice of hearing and order in Leandro

On April 24, 2015, Superior Court Judge Howard Manning issued a notice of hearing and order in the Leandro case.

A hearing will be held from Tuesday, July 21 at 10am through Thursday, July 23 in Courtroom 10-A of the Wake County Courthouse.

The order says:

The purpose of this hearing is for the Court to review a definite plan of action from the State of North Carolina as to how the State of North Carolina intends to correct the educational deficiencies in the student population as evidenced by the measures of output extant in the K-3 assessments, not reading on grade level by the third grade, and the other measures of student achievement evidenced by the EOG, EOC and ACT tests. Such plan shall identify the actions necessary to address the State’s fundamental constitutional obligations as established by this Court and affirmed by the Supreme Court to provide (i) competent, certified teachers in every classroom, (ii) well-trained, competent principals in every school, and (iii) the resources necessary so that all children, including those at-risk, have an equal opportunity to obtain a sound basic education.

The State Board of Education is directed to develop the plan by June 30, 2015.

The State’s plan will be presented at the hearing.

Here is the notice of hearing and order.

Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC and the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research.