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Textbook Commission To Review Evaluation Week Logistics PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 April 2016 05:40

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Textbook Commission will meet Friday. Agenda items include textbook evaluation week logistics and responsibilities, online evaluation forms, and updates on advisor selections.

The meeting will be audio streamed. Visit ncpublicschools.org for a link. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Education building in downtown Raleigh.

A list of committee members, and the education districts they represent, visit http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/textbook/commission/members/

Gov. McCrory To Attend N.C. School Administrators Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 April 2016 05:14

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory will attend Friday's conference session of the North Carolina School Administrators. The group is meeting in Wilmington.

According to the governor's public schedule, he will be with the group at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center.

The group advocates for administrators on legislative and public policy issues.

Gov. McCrory recently announced his K-12 budget priorities for the new year as the General Assembly prepares to reconvene on April 25 to adjust the budget for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1.

The governor's priorities can be found at http://governor.nc.gov/

President Obama Hosts White House Science Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 April 2016 05:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama celebrated science and the opportunities it affords young people at a White House Science Fair this week. He met with winners of competitions around the country in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The fair is part of the administration's focus on expanding high-quality science education.

The president announced Department of Education guidance to states on ways to use existsing federal funds to advance Pre-K to 12 STEM and CS learning.

Senior administration officials also attended. A full list of activities can be found at whitehouse.gov.

State Board Reviews Proposal To Require Stricter Teacher Background Checks PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 April 2016 05:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state Board of Education has charged a committee with reviewing a proposal to require stricter background checks of teachers seeking jobs in North Carolina.

According to the Raleigh News & Observer, the committee will be led by Greg Alcorn, working with Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who is a member of the board.

The review of background checks comes after a USA Today story reported that North Carolina has a weak system that makes local governments responsible for the checks.

One idea is to require fingerprinting.


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