COVID-19

Statement from Eric Davis, Chairman of the State Board of Education, on Gov. Roy Cooper's Decision to Keep Schools Closed for 2019-20

Friday, April 24, 2020

COVID-19 has necessitated innovation. Educators throughout North Carolina, without hesitation, are answering this call. It is with great admiration that we express appreciation for district and school leaders for providing vision and direction, teachers for serving as education’s first responders by maintaining critical connections while nurturing students’ social and emotional well-being. Countless child nutrition, transportation, and other support staff are ensuring our most vulnerable students continue to receive nutrition meals.

State Board Approves Year-End Grading Policy, Other COVID-19-Related Measures

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Responding to continuing challenges caused by the COVID-19 school closure, the State Board of Education today approved measures addressing student grading for the remainder of the school year, incomplete teacher evaluations and $380 million in additional emergency funding from the state.

State Board of Education Seeks Waiver from State Accountability Rules

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The North Carolina State Board of Education voted today to ask the N.C. General Assembly to waive certain state accountability requirements for the current academic year because of statewide school closures ordered last month to slow the spread of COVID-19.

State Board of Education Seeks Federal Testing Waiver

Monday, March 23, 2020

The North Carolina State Board of Education voted unanimously today to seek a one-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for federal student testing and accountability requirements for the 2019-20 school year because of school closures ordered to combat COVID-19

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