North Carolina students face sweeping curriculum changes – News & Observer

When the state’s 1.5 million public school students head back to the classroom this week, they will encounter a markedly different environment: When and how they learn will be redefined under a new set of education standards.

They’ll still have math, but it won’t be called algebra. Instruction in statistics and probability will start in middle school. Students will be asked to think and reason more, to read more nonfiction and less fiction. (More)

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Edgecombe Early College Is Having An Open House For Potential Students Monday January 24, 2011 6:00 PM

Edgecombe Early College located on the Edgecombe Community College Campus Tarboro NC is having an open house for potential students Monday January 24, 2011 at 6 PM.

Note: All children should consider going to the Early College because they could get finish with a 2 year Associate Degree. I wish I could talk my son into going however he likes sports so that is going to be tough. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

School Issues: How Do We Deal With Parents?

1.  How do we deal with children whose parents that are not real parents?

2.  How do we deal with parents who are not involved with their children education but goes to work, church and mingle with others who are involved in their children’s education?

3.   At what point do the school system step in and do something with the children who are disrupting the class?

4.   I would love to see a survey done to show how many children that are acting out in class whose parents are not real parents.

5.   At what point and time do the community and the church get involve with the children that we know that do not have real parents?

6.  At what point do the retired educators and other retirees help with dealing with school issues?

7.  Do you as an individual deal with issues involving children that you feel need addressing?

Note: The above questions came to mind while listening to FM 92.1 Morning Show with Bob Barnes.

A teacher called in and talked about:

1.  Dropout rates

2.  Age of teacher

3.  Age of parents

4.  Church involvement

5.  Crack cocaine has messed up our communities. Children are now raising themselves.

The teacher said she just don’t know how we can get it back on track.

Upbringing drives Wake’s point man on school zoning – Source: News & Observer

Upbringing drives Wake’s point man on school zoning

John Tedesco, whose election to the Wake County school board in November helped form a majority against the school system’s policy of busing for economic diversity, has emerged as the group’s front man in its push for neighborhood schools.
Updated Mar. 21, 2010 6:19 AM |
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Many Wake County schools may start later

Most Wake County elementary students could start the school day later as the district alters its schedules this fall to save money.
Updated Mar. 20, 2010 3:31 PM |
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Legislators’ grades weighted – heavily

The N.C. Association of Educators, an organization of mostly teachers, released its grades for legislators Thursday.
Updated Mar. 19, 2010 5:08 AM |
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School district kids still getting spanked – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

The days of taking a hickory paddle to an undisciplined student’s rear end aren’t in the past.

In terms of corporal punishment administration from October 2009 to January 2010, the Nash-Rocky Mount school district ranked second in the state with 296 spankings. Robeson County followed with 167 spankings. Burke County took the No. 1 spot with 325 spankings. The three districts together account for more than 50 percent of the corporal punishment administered in North Carolina. (Read more @ The Rocky Mount Telegram)

Parents, Students and Administrators Who Do You Have To Represent You When You Have School Issues?

Just finished a letter to the Superintendent Office in response to his letter to one of the families that I am working with. Now on my way to the parents so they can sign it so I can send it via email and fax.

I will do another letter for 2 other families tonight and meet with them tomorrow to request a follow-up meeting about their issue.

I have a meeting with the interim Superintendent on Tuesday his first day at work. I always go sit down and meet with the new Superintendent to let them know that I am an advocate for children, parents and administrators if they should contact me for assistance.

I am an advocate for the children especially because they really do not have anyone to represent them. Parents really don’t know how to work the system and what steps to take so that is where I come in. I have been an advocate long before I had a child in the system.

The staff has the principal, the superintendent, the board of education and their lawyer and the NCAE to represent them. The principal has the superintendent, the board of education and their lawyer and the NCAE.

If you are a parent I ask the question, who do you have?

ATTORNEY WARNS NHC SCHOOL SYSTEM RUNS LAWSUIT RISK by Cash Michaels

A local civil litigation attorney, who specializes in public entities/municipalities law, has cautioned the NHC School Board that if it decides to increase the percentage of free and reduced lunch students (F&R) in Wilmington’s Williston and D.C. Virgo middle schools beyond 50 percent for the sake of maintaining neighborhood schools, it could face a federal complaint from the NC NAACP similar to what the civil rights group announced against the Wayne County Public School System last week. (Read more @ The Wilmington Journal)