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The North Carolina State Board of Education sets policy and general procedures for public school systems across the state, including teacher pay and qualifications, course content, testing requirements, and manages state education funds.


Every public school student in North Carolina will be empowered to accept academic challenges, prepared to pursue their chosen path after graduating high school, and encouraged to become lifelong learners with the capacity to engage in a globally-collaborative society.


The mission of the North Carolina State Board of Education is to use its constitutional authority to guard and maintain the right of a sound, basic education for every child in North Carolina Public Schools. 


  • Goal I: Eliminate opportunity gaps by 2027
  • Goal 2: Improve school and district performance by 2027
  • Goal 3: Increase educator preparedness to meet the needs of every student by 2027


State Board of Education Members

SBE Meeting Information

SBE Meeting Agendas

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