The Governor wants you to “Balance the Budget with Charlie”

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ACCEPT HER CHALLENGE HERE

 

 

Also….

Under the Dome put together the Education highlights from the Gov’s ‘State of the State’…

Check It Out Here

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Education Committee Meeting Today at 10:00am

Live audio stream of committee meetings can be accessed by clicking the link below:

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

The above link will direct you to the Legislature’s audio page – which has a few different options.

For today’s 10:00am meeting, select:

FINANCE COMMITTEE ROOM AUDIO (Rm 544)

Check out the Public School Forum’s Friday Report

The Friday Report covers great topics including:

  • When Does the State Respond to Projected Layoffs?
  • Budget Cuts Likely To Go Much Deeper Than Anticipated
  • Charter Changes Unveiled
  • Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Plotting Against You
  • General Assembly Sets Ambitious Budget-Approval Goals
  • State Board Releases 2011 Legislative Priorities

CLICK HERE TO FOR THE REPORT

or

http://www.ncforum.org/

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

In an interesting political move, the General Assembly is expected to grant what may be referred to as ’emergency budget super powers’ to the Governor this week.  Although it may appear harmonious at first, rest assured, this is anything but.  No doubt, there is some very savvy political play set to unfold – the details of which, are being closely guarded.   As for the rest of us… Waiting and watching is the name of the game.

Check out the story below:

From WRAL: Legislative measure gives Perdue more budget power

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina lawmakers have rolled out a bill that would give Gov. Beverly Perdue more authority to reduce spending throughout state government to free up extra cash to help close an expected budget gap next year of more than $3.5 billion….

CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

North Carolina 2009 NAEP Science Test Results

January 25, 2011

 

North Carolina is reporting on the results of the fourth graders and eighth grades who participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Science. NC has participated four times in this national assessment with a sampling of fourth and eight graders across the state. The National average in fourth grade was 149 and NC fourth grade students scored 148. NC eighth grades did not do as well scoring 144, while the National average score was 148. Only 24 percent of NC eight graders were deemed proficient, while 30 percent of fourth graders scored at or above the proficient level. Approximately 9,900 fourth and eighth graders participated in the NAEP Science assessment. More information the NEAP can be found in this DPI Press Release

or by pasting this link in your browser’s address field: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/newsroom/news/2010-11/20110125-01

 

Interesting links from the NEA Web site:

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