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Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma – Offering Grants

Are you  looking for a way to support your classroom with specific needs?  Check out the Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma group that supports educators.   Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society of professional educators that are dedicated to supporting educational endeavors.  With over 70 members, this group has a mission of fundraising monies which are earmarked for ... Read More »

Santa Letters

Have you been naughty or nice?  Santa is making his list and checking it twice!  Do you want to write a letter to Santa to share with him what you would like for Christmas?  Hickory Daily Record prints your letters in the newspaper!  They want to know what is on your list.  So have your students or children write their ... Read More »

EVAAS Educator Effectiveness Data to Be Released to Teachers November 20

On November 20 at approximately 8:00 pm, teachers across North Carolina will have access to their EVAAS Educator Effectiveness Data.  In 2012, the State Board of Education adopted policy TCP-C-006 – Policy on Standards and Criteria for Evaluation of School Professional Employees.  This policy introduced Standard 6 – Teachers contribute to the academic success of students – to the teacher ... Read More »

NCDPI Seeks Input on English and Math Standards


This fall the NC Department of Public Instruction begins the standards review process for the English language arts and mathematics standards.  NCDPI will be following the established State Board policy (GCS-F-012) that calls for a standards review of content standards every five years. As the NCDPI standards review process progresses,  information gathered from stakeholders will inform the work of the NCDPI Standards ... Read More »

Red Ribbon Week Promotes Drug-Free Living at North Newton

“We Mustache You Not to Abuse Drugs and Alcohol” was the theme for Red Ribbon Week at North Newton Elementary School this week! Staff and students wore their “mustache” to celebrate the national effort to promote drug use prevention. This initiative is sponsored by the National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, which was established ... Read More »

Conover City Council Partners with N-CMS Student Leaders

The City of Conover, along with students at Newton-Conover Middle School, has started their first youth council, entitled “Bridges: Bridging The Present to the Future for Youth.” This initiative is led by Bryan Dellinger, ISS facilitator for N-CMS, and supported by Principal Kim Kaylor. The Bridges program is comprised of approximately 15 young people who will participate in hands-on governmental ... Read More »

Grading Scale Standardized Statewide; Affects 2015-16 Ninth Graders First

Students who begin ninth grade in the fall of 2015  will be graded on a 10-point scale, and their final  numerical grades will be listed on their transcript to clearly display performance levels. The State Board of Education approved the change this month at its October meeting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The 10-point scale will bring uniformity to ... Read More »

NC Ready for Success

NC Ready for Success is a cross-sector collaboration between the NC Community College System, the University of North Carolina, the NC Department of Public Instruction, and the NC Independent Colleges and Universities.  A statewide bridge to information connecting K-12 and postsecondary education, NC Ready for Success informs and educates faculty, policy makers and stakeholders about the ongoing impact of the ... Read More »

NCDPI Offers Facilitated Online Courses

Following the popularity of our first fall 2014 session of instructor facilitated courses, we would like to offer our second fall 2014 session of facilitated courses. These courses are available at no cost to North Carolina educators and will be facilitated by DPI professionals. The courses are completed entirely online. Participants are expected to meet all weekly deadlines in order ... Read More »

Released NC Final Exam Items

NCDPI has shared released items from the NC Final Exams. Please click here to view the released items. These are valuable resources and should be explored for each subject area that you teach that has a NC Final Exam. The fall 2014 sets of released items were administered to students during a previous test administration. The released items may not ... Read More »