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Superintendent Atkinson Addresses Key SBE Issue

State Superintendent June Atkinson summarizes May action of the State Board of Education concerning middle school students' receiving credit for high school level courses.

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Future-Ready Core and Upcoming Regional Meetings

Regional meetings about the High School Future-Ready Core are being held across North Carolina in February and March. Learn more about the Core and these meetings from State Superintendent June Atkinson.

  • State Superintendent June Atkinson Speaks about Future-Ready Core Requirements and Regional Meetings
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  • Core Requirements information presented at regional meetings
    (ppt, 14.6mb)
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    (pdf, 98kb)


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Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Under NCLB

This 8-minute movie explains when Title I schools must offer supplemental educational services and how the process works. This movie is appropriate for central office and school staffs and parents. Posted August 2006.

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  • A transcript (pdf, 0kb) of the Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Under NCLB movie.
  • A flyer (pdf, 0kb) that can be distributed to reinforce key points of the movie.


Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) & No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in NC

This 7-minute movie addresses changes in Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) applicable to 2005-06 calculations. The new AYP growth standard, student groups, target goals and differences with the ABCs program are discussed. This movie is appropriate for central office and school staffs and parents. Posted July 2006.

  • AYP & NCLB in NC (mov, 0kb)
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Other resources that may help you communicate regarding the AYP & NCLB in NC:

  • A transcript (pdf, 0kb) of the New ABCs Growth Formulas movie.
  • A flyer (pdf, 0kb) that can be distributed to reinforce key points of the video (see attached).


21st Century Schools

  • 21st Century Schools (mov, 41.7mb)
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New ABCs Growth Formulas

This 6-minute movie can be used to help parents and school staffs better understand the new ABCs growth formulas. The movie explains that new curriculum and assessments demand new formulas after 10 years of the first generation of ABCs and warns against making comparisons between previous ABCs school designations and designations under new formulas announced in 2006. Posted July 2006.

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  • A transcript (pdf, 0kb) of the New ABCs Growth Formulas movie.
  • A flyer (pdf, 0kb) that can be distributed to reinforce key points of the video (see attached).

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