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Lt. Gov. Dan Forest Touts North Carolina Education Endowment PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 February 2015 06:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - What to help North Carolina teachers? Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is reminding taxpayers they have a new vehicle for doing just that. In his monthly online newsletter, Forest is touting the new Education Endowment he shepherded to completion in 2014.

"If you are expecting a refund on your 2014 North Carolina taxes, you will have the opportunity to help reward our state’s best teachers through your contribution to the North Carolina Education Endowment," says the posting.

To donate, fill in the amount you’d like to contribute on your tax paperwork or online when prompted by your tax software.

"In 2013, 3,127,317 North Carolinians received a state refund. Imagine how much money we could raise for teacher pay raises if every taxpayer gives just a few dollars," Forest writes in his posting.

Digital Learning Committee Of State Board To Meet Wednesday PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 February 2015 06:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Board of Education’s Special Committee on Digital Learning, chaired by Lt. Governor Dan Forest, will meet Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to noon.

The meeting will be held in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

Committee members will discuss the digital learning progress rubric.

The meeting will be audio streamed at http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov/.

Summer Nutrition Programs Served More Than 140,000 Kids With Free Or Reduced Lunch Last Year PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:35

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State education officials are coordinating with local agencies and nonprofit groups to ensure that children don't go hungry this summer. Last year, 140,854 received meals during the summer months through the Summer Nutrition Programs.

The Department of Public Instruction, in a news release, reported that the federal Agriculture Department has identified 47 counties in North Carolina as high priority or “Strike Force” counties. The Strike Force campaign is intended to leverage local partnerships in high poverty areas to ensure every community’s children have equal access to summer nutrition programs.

Cooperating partners must adhere to strict guidleines. The meals must be served to eligible children 18 years of age or younger, in an approved site. A site may be an open site, closed enrolled site or camp. The meals served at all sites must be provided at no charge to all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

State Board of Education Newsletter Discusses New School Grading System PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 February 2015 06:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state's new grading system for public schools themselves is the subject of the lead story in the February issue of the State Board of Education newsletter.

The story notes that 65.4 percent of elementary and middle schools earned a "C" or better. An accompanying chart shows the details for each grade level.

The newsletter also carries a story about the board's approval of two virtual public charter schools.

The newsletter can be found at ncpublicschools.org. Click on the tab for the State Board of Education.


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