State Board of Ed. to go on retreat

The State Board of Education will hold its annual retreat beginning at 3:30 p.m., Sunday afternoon, October 28, and continuing through 10:45 a.m., Tuesday morning, October 30, at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro.

The Board will hold its November meeting beginning Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with the Globally Competitive Students Committee meeting and continuing through noon Thursday in the Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

Agenda items include action on policies governing services for children with disabilities, changes to the 2006-07 ABCs/AYP results, and recommended final cut scores for Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and English I end-of-course tests.

Board members will discuss revising the licensure policy to facilitate the licensing of administrators and instructional support personnel as teachers and changes to the NC Teacher of the Year policy.

The full agenda and executive materials are available online.

The State Board’s committee meetings and full Board meeting are audio streamed for those who can’t attend.

To listen to the sessions, please go online and scroll to the Live Audio Stream links.