Team Leaders and Mission
Way forward on Leandro case unclear after most recent hearing. Alex Granados, EdNC
- learning loss as a result of Covid-related school closings
- book banning and right wing attacks on the school curriculum
- teacher and school personnel shortages and
- educator salaries.
We continue to follow the issue of NC school funding and the Leandro decision. Another issue of local concern is the method of assigning NC school performance grades. In our team’s meetings with local school superintendents flaws in the current accountability model have been of concern.
According to a recent report by EdNC, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has convened an advisory group to redesign the school accountability model used to assign performance grades to NC public schools. The advisory group will meet between now and January ahead of the long session in the N.C. General Assembly. The group met virtually on Thursday, Sept. 8, and then in person on Monday, Sept. 12. It will meet virtually in October, November, and December, and then in person again in January 2023.
Learn more at: DPI convenes advisory group on testing and accountability
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