Monday , 23 October 2017
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State Superintendent Addresses What will be Taught this Year

juneThe NCDPI has heard from a number of local educators expressing concerns about what is supposed to be taught this year since the legislature passed its legislation to study the Common Core State Standards with an eye to possible revisions or changes.

State Superintendent June Atkinson has recorded a video to explain that the current Standard Course of Study – including the Common Core – continues to be in place and how the review will be done.

The direct link to the video can be found at: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/movies/curriculum/home/atkinson-common-core.mov.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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