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A new toolkit is now available to align North Carolina’s rapidly changing workforce with the K-12 public education system.
North Carolina public school units (PSUs) reported a decrease in dropouts in North Carolina school districts and charter schools in 2022-23, according to the annual Consolidated Data Report which was presented today to the State Board of Education by the Center for Safer Schools (CFSS). The report’s findings increase safety awareness and allow school districts to evaluate safety protocols while facilitating discussions around how to improve, identify and strengthen safety measures in schools and communities.
More than 325,000 credentials were earned by career and technical education (CTE) high school students in the 2022-23 academic year, the highest attainment rate in the 13 years that North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction, and the Office of Career and Technical Education (NC CTE), has collected data.
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is seeking schools and community organizations to serve as sponsors for Summer Nutrition Programs in 2024 to help ensure children who have limited access to food at home get the educational enrichment and nutritious meals they need for optimal growth, development and overall well-being.
Nine principals from across North Carolina have been chosen as regional Principals of the Year. On May 24, one will be named the Wells Fargo Principal of the Year at a ceremony hosted at The Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary.
Two hundred thirty North Carolina school districts and charter schools will benefit from $35 million in safety grants announced today by the Department of Public Instruction’s Center for Safer Schools (CFSS).
Three teams of high school students from across the state will cultivate culinary creativity in the 2024 North Carolina Jr. Chef Competition. Based on applications and recipes submitted, teams from First Flight High (Dare County Schools), Garinger High (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools), and Northern High (Durham Public Schools) will compete as finalists in the statewide cook-off.
Nine North Carolina educators have been named regional Teachers of the Year in recognition of their outstanding leadership and excellence in teaching.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) recently released a guidebook for the use of generative artificial intelligence in public schools.
A new analysis of North Carolina 2022-23 test results indicates clear signs of continued academic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest evidence of post-pandemic recovery in the state’s public schools was presented today to the State Board of Education by Dr. Jeni Corn, director of research and evaluation in the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s (NCDPI) Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration (OLR).
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction recently recognized seven Summer Nutrition Programs for their efforts in going above and beyond to provide nutritious meals and educational enrichment to kids and teens when school is out. The following 2023 N.C. Summer Nutrition Program awardees were announced during SummerPalooza! Summits held across the state.
The media center of East Millbrook Magnet Middle School became a STEM laboratory Tuesday morning as students showed off their programming skills – and had a little fun – with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has been awarded approximately $7.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education to improve math education in rural schools as part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant program.
Digital Teaching and Learning in North Carolina’s public schools will benefit from a new round of competitive grants that were approved December 7, 2023 by the State Board of Education.
North Carolina’s investment in early literacy is paying off. New data presented today to the State Board of Education shows that elementary school students continue to make significant improvements in their reading skills.
Under the guise of school assemblies, two North Carolina educators were surprised on Friday when they received the national Milken Educator Award. Pitt County’s Ainsley VanBuskirk, a first grade teacher at Pactolus Global School, and Durham County’s Aisa Cunningham, principal of Pearsontown Elementary School, were named national Milken Educator Award winners, receiving a $25,000 prize.
Sixteen North Carolina public school districts have been selected to join the North Carolina Recovery Practitioners Network, where they will work together with education researchers to develop recovery-focused interventions and evaluation plans to tackle some of the most pressing issues impacting schools and districts
Kurt Garner, a business teacher at J.H. Rose High School in Pitt County Schools, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2023 Career & Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year in a special ceremony at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University Thursday, October 19, 2023.
This year, a dozen North Carolina school districts will benefit from a total of $800,000 in grants aimed at developing student skills in computer science through coding.
Today, the budget (HB 259) became law without the Governor’s signature. The budget includes more than $600 million additional dollars for public education, totaling almost $13.5 billion for North Carolina’s K-12 public school system. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt issued the following statement in response: