Press Releases

Most Schools Meet or Exceed Growth Goals in 2018-19

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The performance of North Carolina public schools ticked up last year on the state’s annual School Performance Grade accountability measurement, with more schools meeting or exceeding expectations for student gains and more schools earning grades of As and Bs.

New Initiative Aimed at Reducing Teacher Vacancies

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

State Superintendent Mark Johnson, who announced the plans for the formation of TeachNC this past February, said he is pleased to see the progress made toward this important initiative.

Five Charters Seek Fast-Track or Acceleration OKs for 2020

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Five nonprofit boards submitted applications to open public charter schools on a Fast-Track or Accelerated timeline in August 2020. A listing of Fast-Track and/or Acceleration applicants is available on the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Office of Charter Schools' website. To be approved to open on an acceleration schedule, Fast-Track applicants must meet certain conditions as outlined in State Board of Education policy CHTR-016, and Acceleration applicants must meet the conditions outlined in State Board of Education policy CHTR-013.

K-12 Culinary Institute Aims at Creative School Meals

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Regional K-12 Culinary Institute workshops being held across the state this summer are helping school nutrition managers learn new culinary skills and creative on-trend recipes to take back to their schools.

N.C. Summer Meals Providers Win National Honors

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ten North Carolina Summer Nutrition Program sponsors are among 118 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. North Carolina has the most 2019 Turnip the Beet awardees of any state in the Southeast.

Eligibility Requirements Set for School Lunch Program

Friday, July 12, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction today announced the 2019-20 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for free and reduced price meals for children enrolled in North Carolina’s schools. The Federally-assisted school nutrition programs help ensure all students have access to wholesome, nutritious, appealing meals at school.

Summer Meals Programs Celebrate Farm to Summer Week

Friday, July 5, 2019

North Carolina Summer Nutrition Programs are adding a focus on farms to the food, fitness and fun they provide to children by offering foods grown locally and educational activities about agricultural, food and nutrition. This year's Farm to Summer feature is a win for kids, farmers, schools and communities.

N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs Offer Free Food, Fitness and Fun for Kids

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Many students rely on the nutritious meals served during the school year through the School Breakfast Program, School Lunch Program, and Afterschool Meals Program. But hunger doesn't take a summer break. Nearly 1 million children in North Carolina struggle with hunger when school is out.

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