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House throws DPI’s Istation pick for a loop

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Virtual charter school gets legislative approval to grow, but opponents push for a veto

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STEM teacher shares lasting impressions from a trip to India


How to make sure every district has effective teachers

On this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Johanna Anderson, executive director of the Belk Foundation, about the foundation’s new funding priority aiming to make sure there is an equitable distribution of effective teachers in districts across North Carolina. In the podcast, Anderson references a podcast from 2018, which you can listen to here. … Listen now »

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Mapping the 2017-18 school report cards

This fall, we’re back to school and back to mapping school grades after a two-year hiatus. Former features on Consider It Mapped covered grades from the 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 school years and the controversy over the equations used to derive the grades. This year, we’re expanding the functionality of the map and accompanying data visualization with a number of filters so users can play out different scenarios, pulling information for like districts and schools.… Full story »

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Reach NC Question

Question of the Week – July 16

A bill that could have dramatically decreased the number of standardized tests North Carolina students take faltered in the Senate. Senate Bill 621 already made its way through the Senate once but was changed in the House and came back before the Senate to see if state Senators agreed with the changes. The Senate voted unanimously to reject the House changes to the bill.

While in the House, state representatives essentially changed the bill to merge testing reduction plans proposed by both the House — in a separate bill — and the Senate. 

Both the House and Senate bills originally eliminated the NC Final Exams in high school. This modified version of the bill would have also done that. The bill also adopted a House proposal to replace End-of-Grade (EOG) tests in grades K-8 with three shorter tests, dubbed “check-ins,” throughout the school year. Click here to read more on this.

Would you be in favor of replacing EOG tests in grades K-8 with three check-ins? Weigh in below.

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