State Board of Ed. to meet

The State Board of Education will hold its February meeting next Wednesday and Thursday, January 31 through February 1, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

Board members are expected to approve exemption requests under the Innovative Education Initiatives Act, interim cut scores for the mathematics and English I end-of-course tests and charter school grade changes and enrollment increase requests above ten percent.

Discussion items include the Reading Literacy Strategic Plan, Praxis II option for Birth-Kindergarten teachers to be designated highly qualified, recommendations for final approval of 2006 charter school applications and the 2005-06 Dropout Data Report.

The full agenda is available on the State Board of Education¹s Web site at here by clicking on the appropriate link. Monthly State Board of Education meetings also are audio streamed for those who can’t attend. To listen to the sessions, please go online to here and scroll to the Live Audio Stream links.