MESSAGES 2014 :: OCTOBER 22, 2014

Teacher Turnover Report coming in November

Dear LEA Superintendents,

Here are two late-breaking items for you: The State Board of Education's November agenda will include the annual Teacher Turnover report (Annual Report on Teachers Leaving the Profession). This email is a reminder that these data will be public on Nov. 5 since this report usually gets some public notice.

Staff in each school district have confirmed your data as accurate, but if you have questions or concerns about this information, please contact Yvette Stewart, TITLE, CONTACTS.

Typically, we do a news release on this report and we will share a draft with you a couple of days ahead of the Board meeting.

The following email message was sent to teachers, principals and members of the central office email list this morning. Superintendents received a "heads-up" message about this last week:

This fall the NC Department of Public Instruction begins the standards review process for the English language arts and mathematics standards. We will be following our established State Board policy (GCS-F-012) that calls for a standards review of content standards every five years.

As the NCDPI standards review process progresses, we look forward to gathering information from stakeholders to inform the work of the NCDPI Standards Review Committee. To gather input, NCDPI is administering two surveys this fall—one in October for educators and one in November for the broader community.

The educators' survey is now live for teachers and other educators to complete: The survey will be available until Friday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m.

The link will also be posted on the NDDPI website.

We hope you will take this survey and provide your specific feedback regarding the current English language arts and mathematics standards. Your feedback will be extremely valuable as we move through this process.

Thank you for your support.

Robin B. McCoy, Ph.D.
NCDPI Director, K-12 Curriculum and Instruction

Tracy S. Weeks, Ph.D.
NCDPI Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer