Press Releases

State Board Approves Digital Teaching and Learning Grants

Friday, June 8, 2018

Nearly three-dozen school districts and charter schools across North Carolina will share $2.18 million in grant funding during the 2018-19 school year to advance digital-age teaching and learning through locally developed initiatives.

NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey Sets Record Response Rate

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Nearly 110,000 educators across North Carolina shared their opinions in this year’s Teacher Working Conditions Survey, setting a record response rate of 91 percent for the state’s biennial comprehensive survey of educator perceptions that was first given in 2002.

Grant Continues Support for Troops to Teachers Program

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

North Carolina’s long-established Troops to Teachers program has secured a grant of more than $800,000 to continue its outreach efforts to assist service members in becoming teachers in the public schools.

NC Jr. Chef Culinary Team Wins 3rd Place in Southeast

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A student culinary team from Clyde A. Erwin High School in Buncombe County won third place in the Southeast Jr. Chef Competition May 9-10 with their Hot Asheville Chicken with Farmers Market Salad paired with a Cool Carolina Strawberry Smoothie. The team of three students, who call themselves the Caliente Cowboys and Cowgirl, represented North Carolina in the first-ever regional competition held at Sullivan University in Kentucky.

Craven County School Leader Named Principal of the Year

Friday, May 11, 2018

A student culinary team from Clyde A. Erwin High School in Buncombe County won third place in the Southeast Jr. Chef Competition May 9-10 with their Hot Asheville Chicken with Farmers Market Salad paired with a Cool Carolina Strawberry Smoothie. The team of three students, who call themselves the Caliente Cowboys and Cowgirl, represented North Carolina in the first-ever regional competition held at Sullivan University in Kentucky.

State Board Approves Report on Operational Review of DPI

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The State Board of Education today approved a report to the General Assembly on the results of an independent operational review of the Department of Public Instruction that includes 18 specific recommendations to help the department better support educators and students at North Carolina’s school districts and charter schools.

13 NC Summer Nutrition Program Sponsors Win National Honors

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thirteen North Carolina Summer Nutrition Program sponsors are among the 111 nationwide this year to receive Turnip the Beet awards, given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize outstanding providers who work hard to offer high quality meals that are appetizing, appealing and nutritious.  

Alamance-Burlington High School Social Studies Teacher Wins NC's Top Honors

Friday, April 20, 2018

Freebird McKinney, a social studies teacher at Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, was named the 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year during an awards luncheon today in Cary. McKinney was selected from a field of nine finalists representing the state’s eight education districts and charter schools.

Clyde's Caliente Cowboys from Buncombe Cook Their Way to Kentucky

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Caliente Cowboys and Cowgirl, a student culinary team from Clyde A. Erwin High School in Buncombe County, cooked their way to first place in the first-ever North Carolina Jr. Chef Competition, held Monday at Guilford Technical Community College.

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