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2014 Teacher Working Conditions Survey Underway PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 05:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Public school teachers across North Carolina are weighing in on working conditions as the 7th annual biennial survey gets underway. 

 
According to the Department of Public Instruction, the survey is designed to gather a variety of information from teachers, counselors, principals and other administrators.
 
Information is being sounght on school facilities and resources, time, empowerment, school leadership, community support, student conduct, professional development, mentoring and induction services, and student learning. 
 
The web-based survey is voluntary, anonymous and confidential. 
 
"Results from past years' NC TWC Surveys have provided education policymakers and school leaders a robust roadmap to guide positive change and strengthen professional development, school improvement plans and teacher and administrator evaluations," said State Superintendent June Atkinson in a statement.
 
The results are one component of the on-going process for collaborative school and district improvement plans and also are used in North Carolina's educator and administrator evaluation processes.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 05:31
 
Elon University Celebrates 125-Year Legacy PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 05:07

ELON,  (AP) — Elon University has some big plans for its 125th birthday.

 
The school is marking the event on Tuesday with "A Day for Elon," which is described as a chance for members of the Elon family to support the university during the anniversary regardless of where they are.
 
Anyone associated with the school is being urged to wear Elon gear and take photos to share either on social media or by email.
 
The goal is to make "A Day for Elon" the greatest day of giving in the university's history. Gifts of all sizes and designations will count toward the total given during the campaign, and will support a range of areas within the university including the Phoenix Club, academic departments and student scholarships.
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 05:08
 
Department Of Public Instruction Web Highlights, Week Of February 28, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Thursday, 06 March 2014 17:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following are the web highlights identified by the Department of Public Instruction for the week of February 28, 2014.

 
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1. Home Base Weekly Project Status Provides Current Update on Home Base Systems
 
A new page has been added to the Home Base website that provides an extensive overview of the status for each component that makes up Home Base. Future updates, weekly performance indicators and a professional development schedule also are available. This page is updated weekly to provide stakeholders with the most current information about Home Base project. To view the Home Base weekly project status update, please visit   http://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/status/accomplishments/.
 
 
2. Second-Semester and Year-Long Roster Verification Windows Open in April 
 
Based on feedback from teachers, administrators and central office leaders, the NCDPI will hold two roster verification windows during the 2013-14 school year. An announcement regarding the dates for the verification windows and who participates, is available on the Educator Effectiveness website at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/effectiveness-model/roster/. Roster Verification is a way for teachers to verify  their class rosters and allows schools and teachers to indicate when there are multiple professionals sharing responsibility for a student's instruction.
 
 
3. Give Five-Read Five Program Helps Students Maintain Reading Skills
 
The NCDPI is sponsoring the Give Five-Read Five campaign again this spring to provide students with at least five books to take home and read over the summer. To learn more about this program, which helped schools collect over 120,000 books last year for North Carolina elementary school students, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/give5read5/.
 
 
4. Innovative Programs Featured in "Celebrate NC Schools" 
 
Read how Perquiman's Central School used Nooks to encourage summer reading for a group of rising second-grade students in this month's feature of "Celebrate NC Schools" at   http://www.ncpublicschools.org/celebrate/feature/. "Celebrate NC Schools" highlights innovative programs in North Carolina Schools that are making a positive difference for  teachers and students. 
 
 
5. Race to the Top Updates Highlight Latest Program News
 
Race to the Top Weekly Updates feature the latest program information for curriculum, professional development, and more. The update for February 19 is available at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/rttt/reports/weekly/?year=2014 .
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 17:21
 
Charter Schools Advisory Board To Review More Charter Applications PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 March 2014 17:16

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet Monday and Tuesday in Raleigh to continue reviewing applications for new public charter schools that, if approved, will open in August 2015.

 
Applications to be reviewed Monday are:
 
-- Lake Academy
-- Lee Scholars
-- KIPP Durham
-- Matthews-Mint Hill
-- Furman Bridges
-- Kannapolis Charter
-- Frontier Community
-- Ignite Innovation
-- Meck Charter @ LN
-- Mooresville Charter
-- New Hope Charter
-- PAVE Southeast Raleigh
-- Mallard Creek
-- Matthews Academy
-- Open GATE
-- Our City's COMM
 
Applications to be reviewed Tuesday are:
 
-- Patriot Charter
-- NC Connections
-- NC Virtual Academy
-- River Pointe
-- Springs Academy
-- Renaissance West
-- Meck Charter@ McAlpine
-- VERITAS Community
-- Next Generation
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 17:17
 
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