Press Releases

Department of Public Instruction Wins Federal Grant for Pilot Program to Enhance Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded an $8.8 million grant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in support of NC Project ACTIVATE, a five-year program that increases mental health awareness for students, provides training for staff in recognizing and accommodating students with mental health needs, continues research into early prevention plans for substance abuse, and more.

State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces $141 Million in School Construction Grants to 13 Districts

Monday, October 8, 2018

North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson has announced that $141 million in grant funds from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will be awarded this year to school districts in Anson, Ashe, Caldwell, Caswell, Cherokee, Columbus, Martin, McDowell, Mitchell, Nash, Swain and Tyrrell counties. The grant awards will allow for construction of new school buildings in these economically distressed areas.

Department Of Public Instruction Wins Federal Grant To Expand Charter School Opportunities For Traditionally Underserved Students

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Office of Charter Schools will receive $23.6 million over five years to help the state’s charter schools meet the needs of economically disadvantaged students. North Carolina is one of eight states to receive the Expanding Opportunities Through Quality Charter School Program grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

North Carolina Education Leaders Promote “FAST NC” Fundraising Drive to Aid NC Public Schools

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A historic storm has devastated parts of North Carolina. In response, a historic, bipartisan coalition of current and former state education leaders presented their effort to aid schools to the State Board of Education, promoting Florence Aid to Students and Teachers (FAST NC) as an drive to help North Carolina’s public schools as students and educators struggle to return to normal.

Summerpalooza! Summits Scheduled; Focus on Strength in Numbers

Monday, October 1, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) School Nutrition Services Section, along with a diverse group of partners, is inviting all private nonprofits, public organizations and advocates interested in eliminating summer hunger for children to participate in the fifth annual SummerPalooza! Summits. This year's theme, "Strength in Numbers," represents a focus on collaboration among diverse partners to create more sustainable and successful Summer Nutrition Programs in North Carolina.

Three Schools Earn Recognition as Leaders in STEM Education

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The North Carolina State Board of Education recognized three public schools earlier this month for exemplary leadership and instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. These schools are the latest schools to be recognized under the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's STEM Recognition Program.

NC Dept. Of Public Instruction announces leadership changes

Monday, September 17, 2018

State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced Monday the appointments of LaTeesa Allen as new superintendent of the Innovative School District (ISD) and Christie Lynch Ebert as the new director for DPI’s Standards, Curriculum and Instruction division. Both positions will report to Eric Hall, who was recently named deputy state superintendent of innovation.

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