NC House Republicans held a press conference Wednesday to roll out their two-year state budget proposal in House Bill 259. The proposal, which is reflected in the Money Report and bill text outlining Special Provisions, then was reviewed by subject areas in Appropriations Subcommittees this morning before moving to the full Appropriations Committee, where it faced discussion and numerous proposed amendments this afternoon.
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North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt presented to members of the House K-12 Education Committee on Tuesday an update on her “Operation Polaris,” or her strategic vision for supporting public school students across the state.
Members of the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) heard this week a revised version of the proposed teacher licensure and pay model, called “Pathways To Excellence For Teaching Professionals.”
The State Board of Education (SBE) approved on Thursday a proposal to use federal COVID-19 relief funds to hold principal salaries harmless from decreases caused by new language in the most recent state budget package.
State Superintendent Catherine Truitt plans to provide $4.5 million from federal COVID relief funds to address a principal pay issue contained in the 2022 state budget, according to a statement released by the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) on Wednesday.
The NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA) shared suggestions on how the state could better support our school principals on Monday during a presentation to the House Select Committee on An Education System for North Carolina’s Future.
Members of the NC Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) met on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to discuss the ongoing work of its various subcommittees, including a discussion of the latest version of the draft teacher licensure and pay model.
Members of the Senate voted not to concur on Wednesday with House changes to a bill laying out new parameters for virtual education and remote academies in the state. The primary bill sponsor, Senate Education Co-Chair Michael Lee (R-New Hanover) asked fellow Senators not to concur with the latest version of Senate Bill 671, noting
Governor Cooper released on Wednesday his 2022-23 State Budget Proposal, entitled “Building on Success,” which includes over half a billion dollars in proposed investments to education.
Members of the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) approved this week their final recommendations for future principal licensure requirements, to be further discussed by the State Board of Education (SBE) during its scheduled March meeting.
Last year, it came to the attention of the State Board of Education (SBE) legal counsel that the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) had been issuing school administrator licenses for several years that were not technically in compliance with the statutory requirements for licensing principals in North Carolina.
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