Press Releases

Wells Fargo Regional Principals of the Year Named; 8 Now Vie for State Title

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Eight outstanding public school principals have been selected as regional Wells Fargo North Carolina Principals of the Year and will now compete for the state title of 2021 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year. The winner will succeed the 2020 recipient, Kisha Clemons, principal of Shuford Elementary School (Newton-Conover City Schools).

Four Teams Vie in Virtual 2021 N.C. Jr. Chef Competition

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt announced today that former NC Principal of the Year Tabari Wallace will join her team at the Department of Public Instruction as special advisor to the superintendent for principal engagement.

Superintendent Truitt Announces New Addition to DPI Staff

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt announced today that former NC Principal of the Year Tabari Wallace will join her team at the Department of Public Instruction as special advisor to the superintendent for principal engagement.

Governor Morehead School and Students Gain from HP Support

Friday, February 19, 2021

At a time when students everywhere are struggling with remote instruction, students at North Carolina’s Governor Morehead School (GMS), the state’s residential school for the blind and visually impaired, also faced the additional challenge of not having enough technology that fit their unique needs

Superintendent Truitt Statement on SB 37

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Superintendent Catherine Truitt issued the below statement following bipartisan passage of SB 37 “In-Person Learning Choice for Families.”

Renewal of P-EBT Program Brings Food Assistance to NC Families

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Thousands of North Carolina parents with school-age children will soon begin receiving additional assistance to purchase food through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program, or P-EBT, which has been renewed for the 2020-21 school year. The federally funded program, which is administered in North Carolina by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Department of Public Instruction, was launched with school closures last spring.

Truitt Presents Vision and Priorities to State Board of Education

Thursday, February 4, 2021

In today’s meeting of the State Board of Education, Superintendent Catherine Truitt presented her overarching vision and three key priorities to transform public education in North Carolina: literacy, testing and accountability, and human capital. Truitt said these three priorities will guide the Department of Public Instruction’s immediate efforts to address the effects of COVID-19, including learning loss, while also laying the groundwork to achieve her long-term vision: every student deserves a highly-qualified, excellent teacher in every classroom.

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