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Literacy Credit Available in Home Base PD System

The module, Preparation for Foundation of Reading Licensure Exam, provides an excellent resource for teachers wanting to refresh their knowledge on the foundations of reading development and comprehension. This course is just one of over 88 self-paced and facilitated modules available in the Home Base Professional Development system. For a full description of the course, please visit This self-paced module ... Read More »

Friday Institute Invites Educators to Join the MOOC-ED: Cultivating a Culture of Change

Outside view of Friday Institute

Join the Friday Institute’s MOOC-ED – Cultivating a Culture of Change beginning February 15, 2016 and ending on March 27th, 2016. Click here to learn more about the course or to register. The course will remain open through April 24th, 2016 for those who would like more time to complete their work. This Coaching Digital Learning Learning: Cultivating a Culture ... Read More »

Universal Design for Learning 1: UDL in the Everyday Classroom — UPDATED online PD Module

All students learn differently — not only those with obvious disabilities or cultural differences! The goal of Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, is to ensure equal access to learning by removing the barriers that are often present in curriculum. In this module, participants will explore and apply the three principles of UDL, each of which considers multiple means of ... Read More »

1095 Insurance Verification Form Information

The federal law’s mandate for most Americans to carry health insurance went into effect in 2014. As a way to document this, the 1095 form was created. The 1095 form is a new requirement under the Affordable Care Act for employers, insurance companies, and state-run insurance exchanges to provide Americans with independent verification that they met the law’s mandate to ... Read More »

Public School Forum Releases Top Ten Education Issues for 2016

By Lauren Bock; Reposted from RALEIGH, NC (January 19, 2016) – The Public School Forum released its Top Ten Education Issues for 2016 during its 2nd Annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast in Raleigh. Biogen was the presenting sponsor for this year’s event. Forum President and Executive Director Keith Poston and James E. Ford, the Forum’s Program Director and former ... Read More »

Stop Rx Abuse Video Contest

Attorney General Roy Cooper and the NC Department of Justice will hold its Stop Rx Abuse video contest again this year. The contest, which runs from March 1 – April 18, is open to all students in grades 6 – 12. Each school will soon receive detailed information by mail. Please encourage your students to help us warn others about ... Read More »

NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey Launches March 1

NC Working Conditions Survey Logo

Almost 90 percent (88.6) of all licensed North Carolina educators participated in the 2014 NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey (NC TWCS). This year’s goal, as always, is to have a 100 percent response rate from every North Carolina school. For the past 12 years, the survey has been a platform used to amplify educator’s voices concerning working conditions in their ... Read More »

Apprenticeship Catawba

Apprenticeship Catawba Partners logos

Catawba Valley Community College partners with the North Carolina Department of Labor and the 6 manufacturers listed to the right for “Apprenticeship Catawba.”  High school juniors who are interested in science, have good math skills, are problem solvers and who have a desire to get a jump start on their career should apply.  The apprenticeship provides students an opportunity to ... Read More »

2015 W-2 Forms

The 2015 W-2s have been processed and will be distributed on Monday, January 11, 2016. As a reminder, Timekeeper has a feature that allows you to view or reprint your W-2 from any computer with access to Timekeeper.  To do this, log into Timekeeper and select ‘Print W2’ from the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Select 2015 to ... Read More »

SUDIA’s Dairy Farmer Update

Students picking up breakfast at Shuford

SUDIA’s Expanding Breakfast Grant provides one kiosk and two milk crate cooler bags that serves 85 additional student breakfast at Shuford Elementary School.  Starting October 2015, Shuford Elementary School made eating breakfast top priority.  The School Nutrition Staff began rolling two carts into the hallways after the traditional service was done.  These carts that mainly serve car riders and late ... Read More »