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The Standard The Official Blog of the National Board

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Research shows that NBCTs have a greater impact on student learning and achievement than non-certified teachers, with their students outperforming their peers in other classrooms. After National Board certification, teachers need to continue to grow and develop as accomplished teachers. To take charge of your own learning, you can achieve this growth from your own home. Are you aware there ... Read More »

Holocaust Workshop Announcement

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The North Carolina Council on the Holocaust, offers a free one-day multi-county workshop on Holocaust Education for High School and Middle School Social Studies, Language Arts, Media/IT and Art teachers.  Council provides sub-pay reimbursement for public school teachers as well as 6 Continuing Education Units.  The workshops include a Holocaust scholar providing background history, an in-depth session on how to ... Read More »

In The Dark – A New Exhibit at Catawba Science Center Opens January 13

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Sometimes scary, but always intriguing, darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown. But it’s also a natural evolutionary selective pressure that has caused plants and animals to adapt to ecosystems like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night and life underground. Since prehistoric times, humans have sought to find utility in darkness and have invented ways to adapt to ... Read More »

Champion for Student Success Awards Applications Open


Do you know someone who demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to student success? Someone who exemplifies leadership in education? Someone you believe has made a significant impact on students in NC? Consider them for the Champion for Student Success Award. The Department of Public Instruction wishes to recognize those individuals during the 2017 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA).  The purpose ... Read More »

Education Department Releases Final Regulations to Promote a High-Quality, Well-Rounded Education and Support All Students

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After considering and incorporating extensive feedback from stakeholders across the education system and the public, the U.S. Department of Education today announced final regulations to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), with a focus on supporting states in using their flexibility to provide a high-quality, well-rounded education, and ensure equity ... Read More »

Application Opens Jan. 16 for NC Teacher Voice Network 2017 Cohort

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   Hope Street Group, the nonpartisan, nonprofit that connects classroom teachers with their peers and decision-makers across North Carolina and nationally, will begin recruiting its next cohort of North Carolina Teacher Voice Network leaders on Jan. 16. Hope Street Group staff, along with current Network leaders, will host a short informational webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., so ... Read More »

NCCAT’s April to June Programs are Now Available


NCCAT invites you to search its list of professional development programs. You can now register electronically and they have added a search page for your convenience. Try it out! Please remember that if you are interested in attending a workshop, you must speak with your Principal or other supervisor for Prior Approval. April, 2017 14379 * Reaching Reluctant Readers: Bringing Boys ... Read More »

Application Open for Kenan Fellowships

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership is accepting online applications for the 2017-18 fellowship year through January 16, 2017. These fellowships address the critical need to develop and empower high-quality teachers, who, in turn, make learning more authentic for students. The fellowship begins with a summer internship in a higher education lab or industry setting and is supported by ... Read More »

Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement: Save the Date!


NCDPI’s 2017 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement, Champions for Student Success, takes place March 20-22 at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, Greensboro. The conference features over 250 sessions representing over 25 strands addressing a number of topical issues including accountability and assessments, cultural responsiveness, disciplinary literacy, foundations for early learning and development, school improvement planning, and teacher leadership. Participant ... Read More »

Math I and EOG Math Grades 3-8 Assessment Specifications Available

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 Assessment specification documents typically outline the purpose of the assessment, the structure of the assessment (e.g., item types, number of items, test sections, test administration time, delivery modes, supplemental materials), and percentage of items or score points measuring a specific goal or domain category. The revised content standards for Math I were adopted by the NC State Board of Education in June 2016. ... Read More »