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NCAE SBE Review The SBE approved the newly revised Math 1 Extend standards that have been have in place since June 2016. For additional information, please refer to http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/mathematics/scos/. Students with significant cognitive disabilities must be provided access to the state standards by aligning instruction and assessments. This allows for educational goals to link directly to grade-level and academic content. Cybersecurity Study results show that small school systems and charter schools are most vulnerable. observations are:    

Other statewide level

Schools vary significantly in their portfolios of cybersecurity capacity ‐ The majority of school districts and charter schools surveyed are not prepared for a significant disaster or cybersecurity event Loss of federal funding for Internet content filtering and firewall services School districts and charter schools are not mandated to follow the guidelines established in the North Carolina Statewide Information Security Manual

Key recommendations resulting from this study are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Develop common templates and prioritization guidelines Publish a quarterly information security newsletter Require school districts and charter schools to follow the guidelines established in the North Carolina Statewide Information Security Manual Provide regional cybersecurity specialists Make available State funding for Internet content filtering and firewall protection

The SBE passed the following resolution SUPPORT INCREASING THE AGE FOR COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. Data shows a student who graduates from high school will make $10,000 more than a dropout. Under the leadership of Superintendent June Atkinson, the state graudation rate has improved. Restart Applications were approved for the following schools in three LEAs allowing charter school-like flexibility. Wake County Public Schools 1. Bugg Elementary School 2. Carroll Magnet Middle School 3. East Garner Elementary School 4. East Garner Magnet Middle School 5. East Millbrook Middle School 6. East Wake Middle School 7. Fox Road Magnet Elementary School 8. Millbrook Elementary School 9. Poe GT/AIG Basics Magnet Elementary School 10. Wendell Middle School Cabarrus County Schools 1. Royal Oaks Elementary School 2. Winecoff Elementary School 3. W. M. Irving Elementary School 4. Concord Middle School 5. Rocky River Elementary School Warren County Schools 1. Mariam Boyd Elementary School 2. Warren County Middle School 3. Northside K-8 School 4. Warren County High School

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NCAE SBE Review December 2016

Reports to review that impact work in classrooms and school communities: State Agency Collaboration on Early Childhood Education/Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten Broaden Successful Participation in Advanced Courses Value Ranking for Industry Credentials Earned in CTE connected to Bonus for staff in the following LEAs. Annual Report on the NC Virtual Public School BB&T Leadership Institute for Principals New Federal Regulations for Teacher Education Programs

Angela Farthing, NCAE


Teacher Compensation Models and Advanced Teaching Roles Pilot Projects: The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), on behalf of the North Carolina State Board of Education (NCSBE) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for teacher compensation model and advanced teaching roles pilot programs as directed by the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) in Session Law 2016-94 Section 8.7. See: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H1030v8.pdf. The legislation mandates that by December 15, 2016, the NC SBE shall select up to 10 local school administrative units (LEAs) to participate in the pilot program. Twelve LEAs submitted proposals for funding under this pilot program: Franklin County Schools, Cumberland County Schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Pitt County Schools, Washington County Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Wilson County Schools, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Vance County Schools, Cabarrus County Schools, Edgecombe County Schools, and Durham County Schools. The following LEAs have been approved to begin planning for the Alternative Compensation and Advanced Teaching Roles pilot program:

LEA parameters per the legislation ADM up to 4,000 (could award up to 5) ADM 4001 to 20,000 ( could award up to 3)

LEA and the LINK to their plan Washington

Award for planning year $ 40,230

Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools Edgecombe Vance

$ 95,481 $ 85,113 $ 85,901

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Pitt

$ 403,076 $ 190,242

ADM 20,001 (could award up to 2)

December 2016 marks the last State Board of Education meeting for State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson, in the role as the leader for North Carolina public schools. She was the first woman elected to this position and has served the state for twelve years. Her legacy includes many 21st Century gains for North Carolina; more collaboration in school communities, graduation rates and NAEP scores increased, a Race to the Top grant to assist in changing how school staffs are evaluated, and low performing schools supported. The expansion of digital learning and a solid Virtual Public School continues to move NC forward in blended learning. She has stated numerous times when it comes to “choice”; public schools are the “best choice”. She shared how proud she was to work alongside dedicated Department of Public Instruction staff and State Board of Education Members. She remarked that we could find her in the yellow pages under “grateful”. She is grateful to have been to all 100 counties and visited every school system and talked and worked with public school educators and students. Grateful she has met three presidents of the United States and assisted in the development of the Common Core State Standards that are making our students better problem solvers. During the SBE meeting Dr. Atkinson received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for her public education service of 46 years, with 12 of them being our State Superintendent. NCAE has been proud to work alongside her over her term as State Superintendent and enjoyed her remarks at our State Conventions, being a reader during Dr. Success celebrations, speaking to Teacher Cadets and SNCAE members. Our leadership team and I will miss our monthly breakfast sessions prior to the State Board of Education meetings discussing issues and policies. We wish her the best and know we will hear more from her as she begins a new journey.

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NCAE SBE Review December 2016

Angela Farthing, NCAE

December 2016 State Board of Ed Review  
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