Press Releases

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.

NC Holds Steady on Most Measures of National Assessment

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

North Carolina’s performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2017 largely mirrored nationwide results, with fourth and eighth graders generally performing at similar levels as 2015, when the last nationwide assessment was administered.

Eight Teams Advance to First N.C. JR. Chef Competition Cook-Off

Thursday, March 22, 2018

High school students from across North Carolina are throwing their chef’s hats into the ring to spice up school lunch. Eight finalist teams from Career and Technical Education food, nutrition, and culinary arts programs will compete in a cook-off April 9 at Guilford Technical Community College as part of the first-ever North Carolina Jr. Chef Competition.

State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces Read to Achieve Funds For K-3 Teachers

Thursday, March 8, 2018

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson announced today that the Department of Public Instruction is making almost $5 million available to school districts and charter schools in North Carolina to be used for additional K-3 literacy support. Every district and charter school with early elementary grades will receive $200 for each K-3 reading teacher to purchase literacy materials.

February is Love The Bus Month; Feb. 12-16 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Friday, February 9, 2018

School bus drivers across North Carolina will bask in well-earned attention next week during School Bus Driver Appreciation Week, as individual schools and districts recognize drivers’ key role with various events and celebrations. Nationally, February is Love the Bus month, aimed to raise awareness and appreciation for the safe experience of riding the bus to and from school.

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