2015 Legislative Summary

The 2015 legislative session has come to an end. View this year's legislative summary here.

Each One Reach One!

If EACH ONE of us strives to REACH ONE new member, we could double our membership in just one year – double the impact and double the strength of our voice!

In the coming year, we’ll be challenging you to recruit one new member in order to receive a discount on your membership. Click here to learn more about our new initiative. 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Resources

The White House and the Federal Department of Education have released a number of materials to help educate the public about the ESSA, including:

  • a White House fact sheet on ESSA;
  • a White House report on progress made in elementary and secondary education and how ESSA will cement that progress;
  • Secretary Duncan’s blog post, “Finally a Fix to No Child Left Behind;”
  • Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz’s blog post, “What You Need to Know About the Fix to No Child Left Behind” (with a side-by-side comparison of NCLB, ESEA flexibility, and ESSA);
  • excerpts from the Secretary’s prepared remarks at the Learning Forward conference; and
  • a Dear Colleague letter from both Secretary Duncan and incoming Acting Secretary King on ESSA.

For additional information please visit the ESEA website at www.ed.gov/ESEA or click here to view Carol's article on ESSA in our winter edition of The Voice.

2015-17 Legislative Priorities

The PENC Board approved the 2015-2017 Legislative Priorities at its meeting on January 17, 2015. The Legislative Priorities are developed based upon feedback from PENC members’ responses to a biennial survey distributed in December. 

To review the Legislative Priorities, please click here.

Stand Up for Public Schools

PENC has recently signed a resolution to support NCASA's campaign to build support and respect for public schools in North Carolina. It is NCASA’s goal to have every school and every district working together to build support and respect for public schools in North Carolina, telling their stories of success and engaging their communities in support and letting our legislators know that public schools matter. We encourage you to explore www.EveryChildsChanceNC.org, and to consider how this campaign might benefit your community, and to get involved.

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Winter 2016 edition of the Voice is here! Click below to learn more about blended classroom models, ESSA updates, upcoming opportunities, and more!