The Birth through Third Grade (B-3) Interagency Council was established by the General Assembly in 2017. It is a joint council between the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Public Instruction. The Council has 12 voting members and four non-voting members, and will create a vision and accountability for a birth through grade three system of early education.
The Council shall have as its charge establishing a vision and accountability for a birth through grade three system of early education that addresses all of the following:
- Standards and assessment
- Data-driven improvement and outcomes, including shared accountability measures such as the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
- Teacher and administrator preparation and effectiveness
- Instruction and environment
- Transitions and continuity
- Family engagement
- Governance and funding
The Council is specifically charged with reviewing the recommendations developed by DHHS and DPI pursuant to Session Law 2017-57, Senate Bill 257, Section 7.23I.(a). Establish B-3 Interagency Council.
The Council will meet quarterly. These meetings will be open to the public, and Council members and Workgroup members are welcome and invited to attend.