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DPI: More Than Two Dozen Applications Received For New Public Charter Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 October 2015 05:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Office of Charter Schools will begin reviewing 28 applications for new public charter schools in North Carolina. The nonprofit boards attached to the proposed schools met the September 25 deadline to submit materials to the state.

If approved, the schools would open in August 2017.

 "Charter schools provide parents with an additional public school choice so that they can determine the best fit to support their child’s learning," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson in a statement.

Each proposed school paid a $1,000 application fee, performed criminal background checks on proposed board members, and provided a detailed description of its proposed school’s mission and plan to meet the mission.

Currently, 160 public charter schools are open for students in North Carolina. An additional 16 schools received a favorable report in June from the State Board of Education to begin their planning year for preparation to open in August 2016.

Superintendent June Atkinson To Provide State Board With Legislative Report/Budget Update PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 October 2015 06:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Members of the state Board of Education will hear Thursday from the K-12 system's chief executive about the latest budget provisions for public education and a summary of legislative activities.

Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson will address the group at 12:45 p.m. in Winston-Salem. Her remarks are among a full day's agenda for the group.

The agenda can be accessed at https://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/ViewMeetingOrder.aspx?S=10399&MID=2088

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 06:22
Three Elementary Schools Awarded National Blue Ribbons By U.S. Department of Education PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 05:40

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Parents and teachers in Beaufort, Charlotte/Mecklenburg, and Wilson counties are celebrating after learning a school in each county has been awarded a national blue ribbon by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

-- Chocowinity Primary, Beaufort County Schools

--Beverly Woods Elementary, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

-- Rock Ridge Elementary, Wilson County Schools.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson said in a statement that it is gratifying to have the schools recognized for their efforts at excellence.

Nearly 300 public and private schools across the country have received the honor.

Governor To Attend State Board of Education Planning and Work Session PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 05:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - There will be a special guest at Tuesdsay's planning session of the state Board of Education. Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to attend at 3 p.m., according to his official public schedule.

The planning session's agenda shows a 3 p.m. discussion of "STEM Connection to Careers and Post-Secondary Education."

The remainder of Tuesday's board agenda:

3:45 p.m.
Board departs 525@vine and returns to the Wake Forest Biotech Place Atrium

4 p.m.
Panel discussion in the Atrium on the importance of STEM preparation to careers and post-secondary education

5:30 p.m.
Depart for the Career Center, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, 910 Highland Court, Winston-Salem


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