North Carolina State Board of Education http://wunc.org en Moving Ahead With Teacher Contracts http://wunc.org/post/moving-ahead-teacher-contracts <p><a href="http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/"><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;</span>The State Board of Education</a> is expected to approve a model employment contract for teachers this week, as teacher tenures will end within the next few years.&nbsp;</p><p>The model is expected to give local school boards some guidance when drafting their own pacts with teachers.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 26789 at http://wunc.org Moving Ahead With Teacher Contracts Arapahoe, Other Charters, One Step Closer To Expansion http://wunc.org/post/arapahoe-other-charters-one-step-closer-expansion <p>Arapahoe Charter School - and others across the state - will soon be able to grow by one grade per year without seeking approval from the State Board of Education.</p><p>Language was changed in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=h250">HB 250</a> earlier this month that included the one-grade expansion provision without much warning. It cleared both the Senate and the House yesterday.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:05:03 +0000 Dave DeWitt 19111 at http://wunc.org Arapahoe, Other Charters, One Step Closer To Expansion State Board Hears McCrory's Five Pathways Plan http://wunc.org/post/state-board-hears-mccrorys-five-pathways-plan <p>Governor Pat McCrory is pushing a <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/148837922/Education-Cabinet-Meeting-Final-Draft">Five Pathways plan</a> to improve education.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The plan is broad and affects all levels of public education in North Carolina, from early childhood education to Universities.</span></p><p>Eric Guckian, the Governor’s Education Advisor, presented the plan to the State Board of Education today. He highlighted one of the five pathways: &nbsp;growing “innovative learning options” for families.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 18696 at http://wunc.org State Board Hears McCrory's Five Pathways Plan New Charter Schools Approved http://wunc.org/post/new-charter-schools-approved <p>Nine new charter schools have been approved by the State Board of Education. They were fast-tracked after the legislature eliminated the cap on charter schools last summer.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt:</strong> All nine schools were eventually approved by the State Board of Education, after some discussion. Many of the questions raised came from State Treasurer Janet Cowell, who wondered, among other things, about the future bond ratings for school districts that lose students to charters.<br><br>But in the end, the separate votes on each school were mostly unanimous.<br> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:33:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3169 at http://wunc.org State School Board Slams GOP Budget http://wunc.org/post/state-school-board-slams-gop-budget <p></p><p style="line-height: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">&nbsp;The State Board of Education voted unanimously on a resolution that sharply criticizes the budget passed by the state senate today. They say it will lead to thousands of teachers and teacher assistants being laid off.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 20:40:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 8720 at http://wunc.org