North Carolina

North Carolina Getting it Right on Personalized Learning?

Henry Kronk writes in eLearningInside News in the context U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ recent approval of North Carolina’s ESSA plan that, as part of its, plan, the state has joined many others “by encouraging educators to test personalized and adaptive learning in the...

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District Leveraging ESSA to Fight “Summer Slide”

Kate Stringer reports in The 74 that this summer, North Carolina’s Guilford County School District “is making a large investment to combat summer slide—the loss of academic gains that can occur over idle summer months.” More than “20,000 students in the 49 Title I elementary schools will...

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Seven More States Need Specifics

The Dept. of Education sent letters to Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming enumerating federal feedback on their ESSA plans.

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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NC Board of Ed Takes Final Vote on Draft ESSA Plan

North Carolina’s Board of Education will take a final vote on its draft ESSA plan this week. The state’s Department of Public Instruction “plans to measure improvement in student scores, as it has in the past,” but “it may add a non-academic indicator like school...

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NC Discusses ESSA Plan at August Meeting

The North Carolina State Board of Education discussed the state’s ESSA plan at their August meeting. Lisa Godwin, the state Teacher of the Year adviser board member, argued that, “We have to get away from cookie-cutter assessments because our students are individuals,” and “until we...

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