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Chatham County Science Teacher Snags $25,000 Award From Milken Family Foundation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 05:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Chatham Central High science teacher Eric Patin is $25,000 richer, having been awarded the money as North Carolina's Milken Educator.

The Milken Family Foundation funds the awards.

Patin has taught science for eight years.

According to the Department of Public Instruction, the award seeks to showcase teachers who are in the early part of their career and is based on a teacher's student learning results, accomplishments outside the classroom. and more.

Full details can be found at ncpublicschools.org.

National Education Leader Margaret Spellings Selected as New UNC System President PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 October 2015 10:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is heading to North Carolina where she will lead the UNC System, replacing Tom Ross.

Spellings received a unanimous vote of the UNC Board of Governors on Friday.

She is currently the president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and served her term as education secretary for President Bush.

Spellings will be paid a base salary of $775,000 at UNC, plus other compensation that reportedly includes a retirement plan and up to $35,000 for relocating to North Carolina.

Turnaround Expert Catherine Truitt Named Governor's Education Advisor PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:55

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Catherine L. Truitt has been selected by Gov. Pat McCrory to be his Senior Education Advisor. She replaces Eric Guickan.

Truitt comes to the position from the International Center for Leadership in Education where she worked as a school district turnaround coach centered on rigor, relevance, and relationship building.

“Catherine Truitt’s passion and focus is in the classroom,” the governor said in a statement. “The diversity of her teaching experience will help us to build on the progress we’ve made to ensure every North Carolina student is equipped with the skills they need to begin a career or further their education.”

Truitt has taught English Literature and Media Studies at Uxbridge College Academy in London. Truitt was also a co-founder and served as Curriculum Director for Ridge Academy, a private, parent-founded elementary school.

Governor’s School Board of Governors To Discuss Legislative Session at Business Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 October 2015 05:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.co) - A recap of the 2015 legislative session will top the agenda for the next meeting of the North Carolina Governor’s School Board of Governors.

The school is a summer residential program for gifted high schools students across the state. Nominations are being accepted until Nov. 13 for the 2016 session.

Monday's meeting will be held at Meredith College in Raleigh.

The agenda:

-- recap of the 2015 Legislative Session
-- Bylaws Update
-- Alumni Association report
-- Foundation Report
-- Informational Meetings Update
-- 2016 Session Preparations


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