July 9, 2008

STATE ED BOARD MEETS MAY 7-8, DISCUSSES NEW TESTING LAW

The State Board of Education will review an implementation plan that shows how schools will meet the requirements of a new state testing law as well as a transition plan that shows how the new testing law will meet federal Department of Education requirements under No Child Left Behind.

The State Board of Education will meet Wed. and Thurs., May 7-8, at the State Office Building, 6th Floor, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln. The work session begins at 1 p.m., Wednesday, and the regular meeting at 9 a.m., Thursday.

The board also will consider:

The work session and meeting may be viewed at many county extension offices and school district offices across the state on NebSAT Channel 105.

However, because of scheduling conflicts, some offices may not make the broadcast available. Those interested in viewing the State Board of Education meeting should call their local site in advance to confirm the availability of the broadcast. The State Board of Education meeting agenda is available on the Nebraska Department of Education website at www.nde.state.ne.us/StateBoard/agendas.html.