The school year is ending across North Carolina, and I'm curious about how the problem-plagued debut of PowerSchool will shape this stretch. Will schools be able to calculate grade-point averages needed to name valedictorians and salutatorians? Will they be able to generate timely reports on which third-graders need to take summer school to meet Read to Achieve mandates?
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction and Pearson, the education technology company that provides PowerSchool, say they've been working all year to resolve the problems. Let's hear from the folks in the classrooms: Have they gotten it right?
|2013 education rally in Raleigh|
I'm heading to Raleigh this week to take a turn on General Assembly duty, First stop: today's Moral Monday protest focusing on education (it will be livestreamed here starting at 4 p.m.). I'm guessing the crowd won't match the one from last July, simply because school isn't over so it's hard for out-of-towners to make the trek.
Meanwhile, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools boosters have started their virtual rally on social media today, in advance of Wednesday's Mecklenburg County budget hearing. The Twitter hashtag seems to be #CMSpsf, for the new Charlotte Mecklenburg Public School Friends group that's organizing the push.