Press Releases

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.

NC Schools Win U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Awards

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Schools in the Wake and Cumberland county public school districts are among 39 schools nationwide named today as U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools for their efforts to reduce environmental impact, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

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

State Board Issues Guidance on Personnel, Facility Matters for COVID-19 Closure

Monday, March 16, 2020

As you know, on March 14, 2020, Gov. Roy Cooper entered Executive Order No. 117 Prohibiting Mass Gatherings and Directing the Statewide Closure of K-12 Public Schools to Limit the Spread of COVID-19. Section 2 of the Executive Order directs that "all public schools close for students effective Monday, March 16, 2020, until March 30, 2020, unless extended beyond that date."

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