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  • PEPSC Approves National Certification for School Psychologists

    The Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) approved today a licensure policy which would accept national certification for out-of-state school psychologists.

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  • DPI Issues Guidance On School Calendar, Pay Provisions Of Senate Bill 2’s Hurricane Relief Package For Schools

    School leaders statewide, particularly in areas hit hard by Hurricane Florence, were pleased to see the General Assembly quickly pass Senate Bill 2 on October 2 to provide relief from certain school calendar constraints, and clarify that employees would not lose pay for missed work. However, numerous questions have emerged about the parameters each school district must use to implement the new law as intended.

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  • JLEOC Approves Draft Bill Revising EPP Reporting Standards

    The Joint Legislative Program Oversight Committee (JLEOC) approved on Monday a draft bill that would make changes to the way the state collects data for Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs). Based on findings from a Program Evaluation Division report, which found the current approach to EPP reporting was inadequate and often inconsistent throughout the state’s colleges and universities, evaluators made four recommendations to improve performance measures, which were incorporated into a draft bill.The Joint Legislative Program Oversight Committee (JLEOC) approved on Monday a draft bill that would make changes to the way the state collects data for Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs). Based on findings from a Program Evaluation Division report, which found the current approach to EPP reporting was inadequate and often inconsistent throughout the state’s colleges and universities, evaluators made four recommendations to improve performance measures, which were incorporated into a draft bill.

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  • Governor Cooper Requests $1.5 Billion Hurricane Recovery Package; Calls For Facility Funds And Other Support For Damaged Schools

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday his proposed state funding plan for Hurricane Florence relief and recovery, which includes specific funding for educational facilities damaged by the storm. The $1.5 billion funding package was recommended in light of an estimated $13 billion in damages statewide from Florence.

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