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North Carolina

April 30, 2015

North Carolina Getting it Right on Personalized Learning?

June 7, 2018

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”

June 6, 2018

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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Options Limited for Bringing Experienced Teachers to High-Poverty NC Schools?

June 1, 2018

According to the Charlotte Observer, North Carolina is struggling to convince federal education officials that “the state can provide some of its most vulnerable students with access to high-quality teachers.” The article explains that the U.S. Dept. of Education had “a lot of questions before...

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Seven More States Need Specifics

December 18, 2017

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

October 17, 2017

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

September 4, 2017

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

August 4, 2017

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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NC Dept. of Public Instruction Releases First Draft of State’s Application For Funds Under ESSA

September 30, 2016

The North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction released the first “draft of the state’s application for funds authorized under ESSA.” Over the next two months, the Dept. will host a second round of regional public comment sessions, hold a second External Stakeholder Meeting, conduct the...

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NC Dept. of Public Instruction Schedules Second Round of Public Comment Sessions

September 21, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has scheduled a second round of six public comment sessions to receive feedback on ESSA. The purpose of this second round of sessions is to provide opportunities for the public to make comments on the rough draft of...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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NC State Ed Officials Meet in Charlotte for Third Public Input Session

April 24, 2016

State education officials met in Charlotte on Tuesday for the third public input session on ESSA. Read more here.

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NC Dept. of Public Instruction’s Dr. Lou Fabrizio Highlights Series of Public Hearings on ESSA

April 5, 2016

At the State Board planning and work session, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Dr. Lou Fabrizio presented on ESSA implementation in the state. He highlighted a series of six public hearings (4 in April and 2 in May) around the state on ESSA. North...

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