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DPI Schedules Webinar On 2014 State Accountability Releases PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:27


RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Those interested in knowing more about when the 2014 State Accountability Releases will occur and what they will cover have an opportunity to find out via a webinar to be held next week.
The Department of Public Instruction will host the webinar on Wednesday, August 27 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
There will be time for questions.
To register, visit  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/335626800. 
As New School Year Begins, State Superintendent Atkinson To Focus On School Bus Safety PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:16

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As hundreds of thousands of North Carolina school-aged kids get ready to start the new year, state officials are trying to focus parents and the public on safety of the kids who ride buses. 

State Superintendent June Atkinson will hold a press conference Thursday as part of the media push. 
Atkinson will be joined by Governor’s Highway Safety Program Assistant Director Mark Scaringelli, parent Dale Folwell and representatives of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol to highlight the critical role motorists play in ensuring safety.
During an annual one-day stop arm violation count, over 3,000 motorists on average illegally pass a stopped school bus, according to the Department of Public Instruction. Since 1998-99, 13 students have lost their lives as a result; and in the last two school years alone, five students have been killed. 
Most school districts have at least two stop arm cameras installed on school buses. State law specifically authorizes the use of these cameras to be used by law enforcement and district attorneys to prosecute motorists who break the law.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:16
Driver Education Consultant Report Front and Center Of Advisory Committee Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 August 2014 11:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The Driver Education Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, August 19 to discuss the Driver Education Consultant Report, as well as other issues.

The meeting will take place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room of the state Education Building in downtown Raleigh. 
The meeting will be audio streamed at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov and click on the Live Audio Stream link to the upper right. 
Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 11:36
Nearly Three Dozen High School Students Join State's On-The-Job Apprenticeship Programs PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 August 2014 15:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It could be called the first day of their new career. This week, more than 30 North Carolina high-schoolers formally entered the Registered Apprenticeship program that allows them to learn skills on the job and in the classroom. 

Apprentices earn progressively higher wages as they move through the programs, according to the Department of Commerce. 
On Wednesday and Thursday, high school students formally signed their apprenticeship contracts with companies associated with the Apprenticeship 2000, Apprenticeship Catawba, and the N.C. Triangle Apprenticeship Program. 
“Apprenticeships are an increasingly popular means for employers to train qualified workers,” said Will Collins, Executive Director of NCWorks in a news release.  “We’re confident that these hard-working students will excel in whatever industry they choose.”
Apprenticeship 2000 welcomed13 new apprentices at Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville. Apprenticeship 2000 includes seven business sponsors that work with Central Piedmont Community College to train workers.  The participating companies are Ameritech, Blum, Chiron, Daetwyler, Pfaff, Sarstedt, Siemens, and Timken. 
Apprenticeship Catawba signed 12 students. Apprenticeship Catawba is a partnership between the community college, four local manufacturers, and schools in Catawba and Lincoln counties.  The companies are Sarstedt Inc., Technibilt, Tenowo Inc., and ZF Chassis Components.
N.C. TAP also signed seven apprentices. The organization has seven business sponsors and also works with Wake Technical Community College. The group’s industry partners are Allied Automation Inc., ATI Industrial Automation, Buhler Aeroglide, Captiveaire, Madern USA, Schunk, and Superior Tooling.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 15:03

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