MAY 10, 2013 - NCDPI WEB HIGHLIGHTS
Dr. Atkinson Discusses Smaller Class Sizes in Her Latest Blog Post
In her blog post for May 9, State Superintendent June Atkinson discusses why smaller class sizes are important for all students. To view this entry and earlier blog posts from Dr. Atkinson, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/blog/2013/20130509.
Educator Effectiveness Database on the Web
The Educator Effectiveness database provides reports on educator effectiveness at the state, district and school levels. In North Carolina, educator effectiveness is gauged through the use of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System and other informal means. The reports show ratings of the performance of teachers who were evaluated in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. The database is available at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/effectiveness-model/data/.
K-3 Literacy Website Supports State's Read to Achieve Program
Educators and community stakeholders searching for literacy resources for kindergarten through third grades can visit the new K-3 Literacy website at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/k-3literacy/. Publications, links to other organizations targeting K-3 literacy, and more are available. The mission of K-3 Literacy is to support and serve the implementation of North Carolina's Read to Achieve program.
Home Base Resources Updated
To help administrators, educators, parents and teachers prepare for the transition to Home Base in 2013-14, several resources have been added to the Home Base and State Superintendent's websites.
- In her latest video message, State Superintendent June Atkinson discusses Home Base and how it will enhance instructional opportunities for teachers, parents and students. To see what Dr. Atkinson says about Home Base, please visit: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/news/multimedia/video/.
- " What You Can Do Now" is a document that provides tips to principals, teachers, staff and parents. Check it out and see how you can get ready for Home Base by visiting http://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/getting-ready/.
- An introductory handout at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/getting-ready/ provides an overview of what the system will offer educators, students and parents. This resource is available in English and Spanish.
PBIS Website Features Updated Criteria for School Recognition
Updated criteria for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) school recognition are available at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/positivebehavior/data/recognition/. All PBIS schools applying for recognition are required to document, for instance, an active PBIS team, administrator participation and in-school coach. The application for school recognition and a PBIS exemplar template are also available on the website.
Child Nutrition Weekly Updates for April on the Web
The April editions of the "Child Nutrition Weekly Update" are available to review on the Child Nutrition website at http://childnutrition.ncpublicschools.gov/news-events/cn-weekly-updates/2013/2013-cn-weekly-updates. The updates feature the latest state, federal and consumer news for child nutrition professionals.
Race to the Top Updates Highlight Latest Program News
Race to the Top Weekly Updates feature the latest program information for curriculum, professional development and more. The updates for May 1 and 8 are available at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/rttt/updates/2013. If you know individuals who would like to receive the updates, please send their email addresses to Michael Yarbrough, RttT communications specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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