Resources created by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities—widely known by the acronym NICHCY, a holdover from the name it had over 30 years ago—will remain available online, though the center closed down after its last grant from the Department of Education’s office of special education programs ended in September.
The center, once known as the National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, had for decades provided direct resources to parents through mail and a telephone hotline. Though the center moved more and more of its information online, the stream of contacts from the public continued, at a rate of 90 to 300 calls a month, said Elaine Mulligan, who was NICHCY’s director. Much of that was due to the center’s long history, she said. WhiCenter
The Wake County school board appointed new principals on Tuesday for three schools.
Ashlie Thompson was named principal of the school system’s new career and technical education high school that will open next summer at the former Coca-Cola bottling facility in South Raleigh. Thompson, currently a director in the magnet program and a former high school assistant principal and teacher, will receive a salary of $91,161.
Todd Baulch was named principal of Lincoln Heights Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina, starting Nov. 4 with a salary of $74,270. Baulch has been an assistant principal at Hunter Elementary School in Raleigh since 2012.
Vicki Perry was named interim principal of Rolesville Elementary School through Nov. 15. Perry retired as principal of Harris Creek Elementary School in Raleigh earlier this year.Tags: High School, Named, Wake County
ALBANY — In their first meeting since a dramatic breakdown in public support for their ambitious transition to new learning standards, education policy makers struck a tone that was, at times, both defensive and conciliatory.
Officials at the State Education Department sought to dispel what they said were myths about the rocky rollout of the Common Core standards. And they showed no signs of giving into a demand from the city and state teachers unions to suspend the portion of teacher evaluations that are tied to new Common Core tests.
But the officials also sought a middle ground between abandoning policies altogether, and pressing forward with no changes at all. AMeeting
Most of us have been there. It’s gut wrenching at times. I often felt almost guilty.
During our teen years, well-meaning adults corner us, smile, look us in the eye in a daunting manner, and ask the dreaded question:
We smile politely, gulp, and take our best guess at what the future could hold.
However, the truth oftentimes is we don’t know what we want to do! And we’re usually scared to death.
We are often expected to fit our lives, plans, and education into a traditional box – something that makes sense to everyone around us. Even if that’s not what would be best for us.
One student is not afraid to go against the conformity and pursue the path that works best for her.
At 16, Jordan is involved in her church youth group, horses, rowing, theater, falconry, and probably some things I’m forgetting.
As she was thinking about college, she realized she didn’t want to sacrifice her activities while pursuing her degree. A lover ofHomeschooled 16, Year
Women love a man in uniform. Whether it’s for the stability they see or how safe they feel with someone so brave or the respect that goes along with having served our country, you can’t help but turn your head when they walk by.
It can actually be intimidating to approach them because of the admiration for what they do, but starting a conversation with them is easy once you get up the nerve. “Thank you for serving our country,” is something I say whether they are 18 years old or 88 so it’s also something I say to the guys my age that have caught my eye. I don’t try to be clever or cute when I approach a man in uniform. I’m straight forward to show them the respect the uniform commands.
The conversations have always been, well, cool. Yep. Just cool. There’s something refreshing about having an honest conversation with a stranger. You get to know them pretty quickly when you put aside the games and BS.
I encourage you to read (and comment on!) my stories on read-aloud accommodations and common core tests, how the common-core test developers plan to allow assistive technology on the tests, and the challenges surrounding the development of standards-based individualized education programs aligned to the common core.
I am sure these stories are just the tip of the iceberg of what will be a major change in instruction and testing for all students, particularly those with disabilities. I welcome your thoughts and story ideas.Tags: Common Core, Core
Wake NCAE is urging teachers to hold a walk-in and not a walk-out on Nov. 4 in response to the issues facing the state’s public schools.
As noted in today’s article, Wake NCAE President Larry Nilles said he’s proud of the work done by organizers of the proposed statewide teacher walk-out. But Nilles said that actually holding the walk-out would antagonize parents. Instead, he said holding a walk-in and meeting with the public after school would do more to transform public schools.
“We are proud of the work that the organizers of the Nov. 4 walk-out have done,” Nilles told Wake County school board members on Tuesday. “They dreNov, Wake Ncae