ICYMI – NC’s Dept Of Public Instruction Takes ASRC Recommendations As Their Own

Education NC reported that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is making changes to Common Core.


Funny thing is, the proposed changes look just like what the ASRC’s (Academic Standards Review Commission) math workgroup put forward and Dr. Garland of DPI said as much:

“We have heard from the Standards Commission (Academic Standards Review Commission) that high school math seems to be the area where we needed the most attention,” she said. “The teachers in the field agree that the standards in high school needed clarification and needed to be divided different among the four courses in high school.”

Knife In BackGee, yet DPI and the cabal of educrats and non-profits made sure the math workgroup’s suggestions were killed dead in the final meeting of the ASRC.

I wouldn’t blame the ASRC members involved in the math for feeling like they’ve been stabbed in the back, because they were.

More from Ed NC:

“Rewrites on K-8 math will begin in October, and the state will start looking at English Language Arts this summer.”

I bet those will look just like what the ASRC put out too, only watered down.


For those wanting to have a front row seat as this copy-catting unfolds, the State Board of Education is meeting next week. It looks like the standards will be discussed on the first day.


* State Board of Education Schedules Spring Planning/Work Session; Monthly Meeting

The State Board of Education will hold its spring planning/work session in addition to its monthly meeting next week, April 5-7, in the First Floor Meeting Room, Watson College of Education, UNC-Wilmington, 970 Reynolds Drive, Wilmington.

Following are summaries of the Board’s planning/work session and monthly meeting agendas. The full agendas and executive summaries are posted online under the Meetings tab. The State Board’s Thursday meeting will be audio streamed for those who can’t attend.

To provide comments or feedback regarding specific agenda items, please email the State Board members individually (addresses available online or email your comments/feedback.


Planning and Work Session
11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks/Lunch/Overview of Afternoon Session and Strategic Plan Review and Discussion

1 – 2:30 p.m.
Strategic Plan Implementation Progress and Challenges

2:30 – 3:55 p.m.
Every Students Succeed Act

3:55 – 5:10 p.m.
Standards Review and Revisions Presentation and Discussion

5:10 – 5:25 p.m.
Wrap-Up Discussion and Setting the Context for Wednesday’s Discussions

5:25 p.m.
Adjourn. Reception in the Atrium


Planning and Work Session continued
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

9 – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
State Assessment System Presentation and Discussion

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Panel Discussion with Stakeholders (UNC Wilmington College of Education Faculty and Southeast Education District Superintendents)

12 p.m.

1 – 1:30 p.m.
Criminal Background Check Issues

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Short Session Legislative Agenda Discussion

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Other Discussion Topics

3:30 – 4 p.m.
Strategic Plan Review

4 – 4:30 p.m.
Open Mic for State Board of Education Members and Advisors

4:30 p.m.


State Board of Education April Monthly Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
Call to Order, Approval of April Agenda, Approval of Minutes

8:50 – 9:10 a.m.
State Superintendent’s Report to the Board, which includes the Legislative Report from Legislative and Community Affairs Director Rachel Beaulieu

9:10 a.m.
Consent Agenda
State Advisory Council on Indian Education Annual Report, High School Accreditation, Committee of Practitioners Advisory Committee – New Policy, Approval of the School Calendar for the North Carolina Residential Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Reports on Incidents of Seclusion and Restraint, Healthy Active Children Policy Annual Report 2015, Recommended Amendments to Charter Agreement and Application, Charter Amendment for Community School of Davidson, Recommended Policy Amendments to Fast-Track Replication of High-Quality Charter Schools, Recommendations of Action Plans from Academically Inadequate Schools, Request for One-Year Delay for Coastal Preparatory Academy and Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee Report on Plan Operation Service

9:15 – 9:35 a.m.
*  Educator Standards and Practices Committee
State Board members Olivia Oxendine, chair; Eric Davis, vice chair

Action items: Policies on General Licensure Requirements, Policies on the Beginning Teacher Support Program, Policies on Standards and Criteria for Evaluation of Professional School Employees and Policy Establishing the Teacher Performance Appraisal Process

9:35 – 10:05 a.m.
*  Education Innovation and Charter Schools Committee
State Board members Becky Taylor, chair; Wayne McDevitt, vice chair

Action items: Applications from Reform Models, Ignite Charter School’s Request to Amend its Charter, and Kennedy Charter School Review Panel Decision
Discussion items: Request for One-Year Delay for Peak Charter Academy, Peak Charter Academy’s Request to Amend its charter, Recommendations on Application Process, Timeline and Content, Recommended Amendments to Charter Agreement and Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee: Dropout Prevention Pilot Report

10: 05 – 10:35 a.m.
*  Student Learning and Achievement Committee
State Board members Eric Davis, chair; Olivia Oxendine, vice chair

Action items: Career and College Ready Report to the General Assembly and Technical Changes to the Recurring Low-Performing Schools Policy
Discussion items: Revised Policy Regarding Indian Education Council Appointments and Responsibilities, State Advisory Council on Indian Education Membership and Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs)/Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) Policy Revisions

10:35– 10:55 a.m.
*  Healthy Responsible Students Committee
State Board members Tricia Willoughby, chair; Eric Davis, vice chair

Discussion items: Interscholastic Athletic Policy Update and Middle School Athletics Manual Updates

10:55 – 11:10 a.m.
*  Business Operations Committee
State Board members Greg Alcorn, chair; Kevin Howell, vice chair

Action item: School Nutrition – Equipment Assistance Grant
New business items: Update on Teacher Licensure System, Contracts Update

11:10 – 11:20 a.m.
Chairman’s comments and adjourn to closed session.

11:55 a.m.
Return to Open Session and Adjourn


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