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State Superintendent June Atkinson Discusses Give-Five, Read-Five Program PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Monday, 28 July 2014 12:54

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson's discussion of the Give Five-Read Five program is among the week's web highlights released Friday by the state agency she leads. 

 
The highlights are:
 
1. Dr. Atkinson Discusses Success of Give Five - Read Five in Latest Blog Post
 
In her blog post for July 15, State Superintendent June Atkinson highlights the success of the Give Five - Read Five campaign by sharing a letter from Libby Bowes, team leader for the Give Five - Read Five campaign for her church in Garner. Libby's group collected and distributed 27,000 books to teachers from eight area schools. Statewide, the Give Five - Read Five campaign provided 277, 334 books this year, double the amount of books collected last year. To view this and earlier blog posts, please visit  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/blog/.
 
2. Child Nutrition Agreements Page Updated with 2014-15 Material
 
The Agreements page for the Child Nutrition website has been updated with material for 2014-15. Also included with the agreements are lists of helpful hints. The updated agreements and helpful hints documents are available at  http://childnutrition.ncpublicschools.gov/agreements.
 
3. Home Base Highlights
Several new resources have been added to the Home Base Toolkit:
-Take a look at our newest video where Hoke County Schools Director of Digital Teaching and Learning Dawn Ramseur, shares her experience with Home Base and SchoolNet. To view the video, please  visit  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/.
 
 -A slideshow that provides an in-depth review of Home Base is available at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/getting-ready/. You can download the presentation to show to school and district staff.
 
4. NCDPI YouTube Channel Highlights Learning Success in RttT Videos
 
A series of short videos highlighting how Race to the Top is looking in classrooms across our state is now available on the NCDPI's YouTube Channel. Check out how we are improving instruction and educator effectiveness, and home and school connections at  https://www.youtube.com/user/ncpublicschools.
 
5. NC Supports Military Children Website Features Educational Support Resources
 
North Carolina is home to the third largest military population in the U.S., including over 59,000 school-age children of active duty military, Guard and Reserves. A list of educational resources for military families, including liaisons, agreements and online material is available on the NC Supports Military Children website at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/militarysupport/. 
 
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 June 25 are available at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/rttt/reports/weekly/?year=2014. 
 
Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 12:55
 
Listing Of UNC System Boards Of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Friday, 25 July 2014 12:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the fall semester approaches, those interested in governance of University of North Carolina System campuses can access a handy resource guide.

 
All campus board members are listed at http://www.northcarolina.edu/apps/campus_profiles/trustees.php.
 
The listing includes mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.
 
The listing includes the North Carolina School of Science and Math.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 12:46
 
DPI Releases 2014-15 USDA Policy For Free and Reduced Price Student Meals PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:24

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Federal income eligibility guidelines for the USDA school lunch program have been released by the state Department of Public Instruction, which administers the program in North Carolina public schools.

 
The guidelines are for July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
 
 
HOUSEHOLD SIZE ANNUAL MONTHLY TWICE PER MONTH EVERY TWO WEEKS WEEKLY
Free Reduced Price Free Reduced Price Free Reduced Price Free Reduced Price Free Reduced Price
1 15,171 21,590 1,265 1,800 633 900 584 831 292 416
2 20,449 29,101 1,705 2,426 853 1,213 787 1,120 394 560
3 25,727 36,612 2,144 3,051 1,072 1,526 990 1,409 495 705
4 31,005 44,123 2,584 3,677 1,292 1,839 1,193 1,698 597 849
5 36,283 51,634 3,024 4,303 1,512 2,152 1,396 1,986 698 993
6 41,561 59,145 3,464 4,929 1,732 2,465 1,599 2,275 800 1,138
7 46,839 66,656 3,904 5,555 1,952 2,778 1,802 2,564 901 1,282
8 52,117 74,167 4,344 6,181 2,172 3,091 2,005 2,853 1,003 1,427
For each additional household member:
Add: 5,278 7,511 440 626 220 313 203 289 102 145
 
The chart above, as well as frequently asked questions about the program, can be found at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/newsroom/news/2014-15/20140722-01
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:26
 
Governor McCrory To Sign Common Core Review Bill PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory released the following statement on Wednesday afternoon about Senate Bill 812.

 
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"I will sign this bill because it does not change any of North Carolina’s education standards. It does initiate a much-needed, comprehensive and thorough review of standards. No standards will change without the approval of the State Board of Education. 
 
I especially look forward to the recommendations that will address testing issues so we can measure what matters most for our teachers, parents and students." 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:24
 
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