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Methodist University Fundraising Campaign Pays Off PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 June 2014 10:16

FAYETTEVILLE, (AP) — Methodist University in Fayetteville has received a pair of donations totaling $1.7 million as part of a fundraising campaign.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that the latest gifts have allowed the school to reach the goal for a health science building on campus.
Ramon Yarborough is donating $1.2 million for the effort. The other donation totaled about $500,000.
Methodist University has now raised $27 million of a $35 million campaign goal.
University President Ben Hancock said the gifts will allow the school to begin construction of key facilities later this summer.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:16
Charter Schools Advisory Board Replication Subcommittee To Meet Monday, June 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 June 2014 10:03

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board Replication Subcommittee will meet Monday, June 23 to discuss recommendations concerning charter replications in North Carolina, according to a Department of Public instruction announcement.

The meeting will take place at 1 p.m. The full Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet after the subcomittee finishes its work.
Both meetings will be held via conference call.  To listen, call 712.432.1500 and enter the following participant access code when requested: 797890#.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:04
Department Of Public Instruction Weekly Web Highlights PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 June 2014 09:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Weekly highlights from the state Department of Public Instruction are listed below, along with links.

1. NC READY Facebook Page Shows How We're Building Teaching and Learning
See how we're building great lessons, teachers, students and even birdhouses! Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/NCReadyInitiative.
 2. Mental/Allied Health, National Board Certification Websites have New URLs
The Mental Health and Allied Health Services and National Board Certification websites have new web addresses. The new address for Mental Health and Allied Health Services is  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/mah/. The new address for National Board Certification is http://www.ncpublicschools.org/nationalboardcertification/.
 3. Child Nutrition Resources Updated for Summer Nutrition Programs 
Updated resources for summer nutrition programs are available on the Child Nutrition website at http://childnutrition.ncpublicschools.gov/programs/summer-nutrition-opportunities. The three summer programs - Summer Seamless Option, Continuation of School Lunch Program and Summer Food Service Program - allow School Food Authorities to offer meals to students during the summer months or other vacation periods. 
4. EC Highlights Free Training Opportunities for NC Deaf-Blind Project
The NC Deaf-Blind Project is sponsoring a number of free workshops, webinars and institutes during the summer through early fall. These training opportunities are open to parents and families, teachers and other educational professionals. To learn more about these events, visit http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/disability-resources/deaf-blind/training.
 5. Latest Information for EC Conference on the Web 
If you've been waiting for more details about the Exceptional Children Conference in November be sure to check out the updated information at  http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/conferences-profdev/annual-conference. We've added information for exhibitors and more. Conference registration and hotel reservations will be available in mid-August.
6. Race to the Top Updates Highlight Latest Program News
Race to the Top Updates feature the latest program information for curriculum, professional development and more. The updates for May 28 are available at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/rttt/reports/weekly/?year=2014. If you know someone who would like to receive the updates, please contact Michael Yarbrough, RttT communications specialist, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
7. Crafting Freedom Document Highlights Resources from NEH Workshop
Crafting Freedom: Black Artisans, Entrepreneurs, and Abolitionists of the Antebellum Upper South provides information and titles of resources from a National Endowment for the Humanities American history workshop. The document is designed for classroom teachers, however anyone interested in reference material related to this time period may find the document helpful. To view Crafting Freedom, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/aer/.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 09:45
650 Students Enrich Academic Experience At 2014 Governor's School Residential Program PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 June 2014 13:27

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience for 650 North Carolina rising juniors and seniors: five and a half weeks in residence at North Carolina's Governor's School. 

The 2014 summer program provides intellectually gifted high school students the opportunity to explore new ideas and concepts in their chosen discipline as well as take unique, integrative courses focusing on contemporary ways of thinking and the links between theory and practice, according to the state Department of Public Instruction.
"Governor's School allows students to dig deeper into their studies and expand their knowledge in subjects they are passionate about," said Superintendent June Atkinson in a statement. “The program offers an enriching experience for students that will shape the remainder of their academic careers as well as their futures."
The students selected for Governor's School were nominated by local school superintendents, charter school directors or private school headmasters. Each school system, charter school and private school was allotted a certain number of nominations based on its 10th and 11th grade populations. 
Students were nominated in one of 10 curriculum areas: Art, Choral Music, Dance, English, Foreign Language (French and Spanish), Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science and Theater.
The 2014 session began on June 15 and will run until July 23.
In 2010, the General Assembly enacted a $500 per-student tuition fee to help offset program costs. 
Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 13:28

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