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Spring Holocaust Teacher Workshops

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These one-day, multi-county workshops are for middle and high school social studies and English/language arts teachers. Workshop presenter Dr. Peter Stein (UNC-CH, emeritus, Holocaust scholar and child survivor) will be joined by either Esther Lederman, a Holocaust survivor who will recount her experiences in hiding for 22 months, or Abe Piasek, who will recount his Holocaust experiences surviving the Auschwitz ... Read More »

Public Comment Sessions Scheduled on North Carolina’s K-12 Education Plan for Every Student Succeeds Act

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Educators, parents, students and other stakeholders of North Carolina’s public schools are invited to attend six public comment sessions scheduled for April and May across the state. Public input is being sought by NC Department of Public Instruction staff to help guide development of the state’s plan for complying with the new federal education law, a re-authorization of the 1965 ... Read More »

Explanation of overtime and comp time

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It is the goal of the HR department to ensure that all employees have a clear understanding of policies and guidelines controlling overtime and comp time. The information below is a summary of the federal laws as they pertain to exempt and nonexempt employees.  Also included is the system expectations related to comp time and trade time.  If you have ... Read More »

March 2016 Pay Day

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Due to Spring Break, March pay day will be Thursday, March 24th.  As always, if you have any questions regarding your payroll check, please contact Gina Vickers in payroll. Read More »

National School Breakfast Week

Join The School Nutrition Department as they celebrate National School Breakfast Week.  Remember, if you receive free or reduced lunch, you can also enjoy free breakfast!  Check out our wonderful breakfast. Read More »

Read Across America Day

Join The School Nutrition Department as they Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day with green eggs and ham for breakfast for lunch.  Check your menu! Read More »

Hope Street Group Seeks New Leaders

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The Hope Street Group North Carolina Teacher Voice Network is looking for 7 new leaders for the 2016-2017 school year. The Teacher Voice Network positively informs decisions made by education policymakers by providing feedback from colleagues that represents the collective and diverse opinions of educators throughout the state. New fellows will join 23 existing leaders in this important work. Applications ... Read More »

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

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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 »