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"Give Five – Read Five" Campaign Gives Nearly 1 Million Books To Kids For Summer Reading PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 March 2016 05:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina kids will be reading this summer. The "Give Five-Read Five" campaign has put 946,000 new and gently-used books in kids hands.

In addition, a partnership between the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and myON gives students access digital books that can be downloaded for free.
 
“'Give Five – Read Five' has grown in ways I could have never imagined since we first launched the effort in 2013,” said State Superintendent June Atkinson in a news release. “More impressive than the total number of books collected is the overwhelming enthusiasm and joy I have seen among principals, teachers, students and supporters as young learners get to select their very own books to take home at the end of the school year."

 
UNC Board of Governors To Meet at UNC-Asheville PDF Print E-mail
Education
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The next meeting of the governing board of the UNC System will be held at UNC-Asheville, according to the meeting schedule posted at northcarolina.edu.

The meeting of the Board of Governors is set for April 15. No meeting materials are yet available.

A summary of the last meeting -- held in late January -- is posted to the website. The summary includes the Fall Enrollment report, which is summarized as:

"Overall headcount enrollment increased to the highest enrollment ever for the University, total minority enrollment and transfer student enrollment increased, and  87 % of the first-time, full-time students enrolling in Fall 2015
were from North Carolina."

 
Duke Non-Tenured Faculty Vote to Unionize PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016 05:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In a 174 to 29 vote, non-tenure track faculty voted to unionize, joining colleagues at universities such as Georgetown and Tufts.

The effort was fueled by a group called Duke Teaching First, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.

The adjunct faculty will join the powerful SEIU -- Service Employees International Union. The goal is higher pay and benefits, as well as job security.

 
Board of Community Colleges Chairman on Bond Passage: Great Day For Colleges PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 March 2016 06:17

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The chairman of the state Board of Community Colleges is calling voter passage of a $2 billion infrastructure bond package "an incredible great day for our colleges and for North Carolina."

“I appreciate all of our folks who worked to help get the vote out and to make sure those voters were informed," said Scott Shook. "We will be benefitting from the impact of this vote for years to come.”

The bond package passed by a 2 to 1 margin on March 15.

Roughly $350 million of the $2 billion is designated for the state's 58 community colleges.

A list of colleges that will benefit can be found at http://connect.nc.gov/

 
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