New Links Added to the Blogroll

I’ve added some choice sites to the blogroll/links section, located on the right-hand side of your computer screen. These sites are well worth the time and effort in reading.

1. North Carolina Community Advocates for Revitalizing Education (http://www.nccare.org/index.htm)…This organization, according to their website, was developed by parents, community members and the Education and Law Project of the North Carolina Justice Center. An outgrowth of the famous Leandro case from a few years ago, NCCARE has two primary goals: to reform our current system of school finance to ensure that every district has adequate and equitable funding and to eliminate the achievement gap. The site also features a lot of good in-dept information on Leandro and Judge Howard Manning.

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2. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) (http://www.sacscoc.org/index.asp) This is the primary accrediting body for most of of the schools in the Guilford County Schools system. On their site are links to publications and accrediting standards.

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3. Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and SREB’s High Schools That Work (http://www.sreb.org/) According to its website, SREB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with leaders and policy-makers in 16 member states to improve pre-K through postsecondary education. Through many nationally recognized programs and services, SREB’s mission is helping states achieve the 12 Challenge to Lead Goals for Education. Many of Guilford County’s High Schools participate in HSTW. The site also highlights the organization’s positions on elementary and middle school education and has links to white papers.

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4. Talent Development High Schools-Johns Hopkins University (http://www.csos.jhu.edu/tdhs/) A number of ninth grade academies in Guilford County are using the “Johns Hopkins” model, which includes strategic reading, freshman seminar, and college prep reading and writing. GCS has spent big bucks on this model. Results? Jury’s still out.

E.C. 🙂

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