News from DPI for 6/14/07

Lots and lots of news from the state’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI):

*  Blue Ribbon Commission on Testing and Accountability to Meet

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Testing and Accountability will meet Monday,
June 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education
Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. Representatives of a number of
professional associations, the business community, and higher education will
share their perspectives on assessment with Commission members. For those
who cannot attend, the meeting is being audio streamed. To listen in, please
go online to
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/sbe_meetings/07sbemedia.html and
click on the appropriate audio stream link. For more information, please
contact the Communications Division at 919/807-3450.

*  Advisory Commission on Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps to Meet

The N.C. Advisory Commission on Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps will
meet Wednesday, June 20, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room,
Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. Agenda items include
updates on State Board and Department initiatives, a discussion of the
Regional Education Summits, and a report of ad hoc committee findings
regarding updating the 2001 Commission report. For more information, please
contact Mary Anne Tharin at 919/807-3658, or by email,
mtharin@dpi.state.nc.us.

*  State Board Approves Grants to Family Education Programs

The State Board of Education last week approved federal grants to support
two programs for academically at-risk students and their parents in school
districts across the state. To find out which districts received grants for
the 21st Century Community Learning Center summer program and Even Start
Family Literacy program, please go to the NCDPI Web site at
http://www.ncpublicschools.org and click on the appropriate link under
‘News.’

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E.C. 🙂

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