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Eight Teams Advance to Third NC Jr. Chef Cook-Off

Friday, December 20, 2019

High school students from across North Carolina have won the chance to compete in a cook-off and spice up school lunch with entrée recipes they created for the third North Carolina Jr. Chef Competition . Eight finalist teams from Career and Technical Education food, nutrition, and culinary arts courses will compete in a cook-off Feb. 7 at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte.

Summer Nutrition Sponsors, Sites Win Awards

Friday, November 22, 2019

Several Summer Nutrition Programs that fulfill a critical need in providing nourishment and educational enrichment to children when school is out were recently honored for going above and beyond to serve children. In all, 16 program sponsors and a similar number of program sites received one of five state-level awards.

Six Districts Share $73 Million in Construction Grants

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson has announced that $73 million in grant funds from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will be awarded this year to school districts in Camden, Graham, Hertford, Northampton, Rutherford and Wilson counties. The grant awards will allow for construction of new school buildings in these economically distressed areas

NC Holds Steady on National Education Assessment

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

North Carolina’s results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress held steady on exams administered during the 2018-19 school year, with fourth and eighth graders performing at levels similar to 2016-17

Computer Science Campaign Focuses on Girls

Thursday, October 24, 2019

A new initiative aimed at attracting more girls to computer science classes was launched today at a Hoke County middle school, where fifth, eighth and 12th grade female students from across the district were encouraged by education and technology leaders to enter a field where women remain outnumbered by men.

Federal Grant Aids School Safety Efforts in NC Schools

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction's Center for Safer Schools has been awarded a grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Justice Department to enhance the key supports it provides to the state's 116 school districts and nearly 200 charter schools

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