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Summary Of State Board of Education's Strategic Plan PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 05:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Those interested in the stated vision and mission of North Carolina's State Board of Education can find the document online at ncpublicschools.org.

The strategic plan lists the board's Vision as:

"Every public school student will graduate ready for post secondary education and work, prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen."

The strategic plan lists the board's Mission as:

"The State Board of Education has the constitutional authority to lead and uphold the system of public education in North Carolina."

More details on goals are imbedded in the document.

Scott Ralls To Leave Community College System President's Seat For Job In Virginia PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 April 2015 05:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - After seven years on the job, Scott Ralls is leaving North Carolina for the top  job at Northern Virginia Community College. He's served as president of the state Community College System since 2009 and begins the new job this fall.

Ralls previously was president of Craven Community College.

“North Carolina has benefited greatly from Scott’s leadership and passion for community colleges,” said Gov. Pat McCrory in a statement. “He has been an extremely valuable partner in our efforts to prepare the next generation with the skills they will need to compete for jobs and careers. But I understand his love of returning to a campus after he served as President of Craven Community College in New Bern. I wish him well in his new endeavor and I am grateful for his service to the people of North Carolina.”

The state system serves roughly 300,000 students enrolled in traditional daytime curriculum, as well as roughly half a million enrolled in workforce development and training classes.

Chasteen and Head Nominated For Seats On The State Board of Education PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:43

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Two North Carolinians have been nominated to sit on the prestigious state Board of Education. Both must be confirmed by the General Assembly for an eight-year term.

-- J. Todd Chasteen (Watauga County) -  Chasteen serves as vice president of administration, human resources and general counsel for Samaritan’s Purse, an international nonprofit organization with offices in Australia, Canada, Holland, Ireland, Kenya, the United Kingdom and the United States. Prior to serving with Samaritan’s Purse, he worked as a senior attorney adviser for the Honorable Lawrence Wright at the United States Tax Court and subsequently practiced law specializing in exempt organization law. Earlier in his career he was a certified public accountant licensed in Florida. Chasteen graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and earned his J.D. with honors and L.L.M. Taxation from the University of Florida.  

-- Patti Head (Wake County) - Head is chair of board development at Communities in Schools of Wake County. Head served on the Wake County School Board from 2001 to 2009, including two years as chair. Prior to serving on the school board, she was a community volunteer in the school system for 28 years. She graduated from Wake Forest University and is a former teacher in the Forsyth County School System.  


Governor McCrory "Disappointed" By President Obama's Knock On State Teacher Pay PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 April 2015 05:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory is having none of the criticisims President Obama made on Wednesday in Charlotte, saying the president "mischaracterized" the state's commitment to education.

While speaking to supporters and responding to a question, the president criticized Republicans for not paying teachers enough.

McCrory shot back.

"I was disappointed to learn that the President used a portion of his quick visit today to unfairly and incorrectly malign our education system in the great state of North Carolina, then hop back on Air Force One and return to Washington," the governor said in a statement.

"The facts are clear. I signed one of the largest teacher raises in state history and more students are graduating high school now than during any time the three Democrat governors who preceded me were in office.

McCrory also invited Mr. Obama back to North Carolina "so he can see our successes firsthand."


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