December 10, 2011: Career and College Promise Website Launched


The Career & College Promise website highlights a new program launched through a partnership of the Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the University of North Carolina system and a number of independent colleges and universities. The goal of the program is to help eligible high school students earn college credit at a community college campus at no cost to them or their families. To learn more the program including eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ccpromise/.

December 7, 2011: Career and College Promise Overview


December 6, 2011: Career and College Promise - Moving "Ready" Students through the Educational System


North Carolina Essential Standards

Guidance (approved by the SBE September 2011)


Guidance Standards: North Carolina Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (NCRBT)
Preamble and Introduction
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/guidance/preamble-intro.pdf

EARLY EMERGENT/EMERGENT (EEE)
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/guidance/early-emergent.pdf
EARLY INDEPENDENT (EI)
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/guidance/early-independent.pdf
PROGRESSING (P)
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/guidance/progressing.pdf
INDEPENDENT (I)
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/guidance/independent.pdf
READINESS/EXPLORATORY/DISCOVERY (RED)
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/guidance/readiness-discovery.pdf

Evaluation - Current timeline is as follows:

2011-12 - Development by McREL
Spring 2012 - Field testing in NC
2012-13 - Pilot and validation studies
2013-14 Implementation (pending NCSBE approval)

December 5, 2011: The Forum

The Public School Forum of NC is a not for profit policy think tank which is a partnership of business leaders, education leaders, and government leaders in North Carolina. Since opening its doors in 1986, the Forum has evolved into an organization that has made a significant contribution to schools across North Carolina.

Check out their Friday message each week: www.ncforum.org

November 18, 2011

TNN Updates from 11/15

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November 18, 2011

Link to ACT / PLAN / WorkKeys Webinars

http://www.act.org/aap/northcarolina/

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