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EdCamp Foothills slated for March 25

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Check your calendar and make plans to attend the 2nd Edcamp Foothills, Saturday, March 25 at W. Alexander Middle School, 85 Bulldog Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681, from 8am to 12:30pm. If you’re already registered, spread the word and bring a friend or colleague. If you’re not registered, take a minute and sign up to a morning of awesome PD, connecting with ... Read More »

NC Science House to Host Professional Development Opportunities

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Looking for Spring and Summer professional development opportunities near you? THE SCIENCE HOUSE has opportunities across the state through their satellite offices as well as the Raleigh site. Register or apply now for these great opportunities! Student summer camp opportunities are also provided in the newsletter. Share with your students and parents.  The Science House March 2017 Newsletter (click link) Questions? ... Read More »

NCDPI Seeks Licensed Reviewers for ASW

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The Analysis of Student Work (ASW) Reviewer Application is now available online. ASW is the student growth measure of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System for teachers in Advanced Placement, Arts Education, Healthful Living, International Baccalaureate, and World Languages. As a reviewer, you will evaluate student work samples submitted by teachers and assign an individual rating to each Timelapse Artifact plus an ... Read More »

New North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program Announced

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A proposed new North Carolina Teaching Fellows program was unveiled Thursday. The program focuses on attracting students who excel in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to North Carolina classrooms.  It also seeks to attract teachers to specialize in special education.  The event, hosted by North Carolina State University, was attended by prominent figures in education, including ... Read More »

NCCAT Summer Programs Are Open for Registration!


NCCAT invites you to search their list of professional development programs scheduled for the summer. You can now register electronically and they have added a search page for your convenience. Try it out! Note: Please do not apply prior to receiving your principal’s approval to cover your substitute teacher or travel costs, and then completing the N-CCS Prior Approval Form.  Following this process, click ... Read More »

Gov. Roy Cooper’s Teacher Pay Plan: Raises Averaging 10 Percent Over Next Two Years

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that his budget will call for 5 percent teacher raises on average this year and next – with a goal of raising pay to the national average in five years. Cooper’s teacher pay plan would cost $813 million over two years without raising taxes, he said. During that time teachers would get average ... Read More »

Summer Camp Opportunities for Children with Disabilities

  As the weather begins to warm and the flowers begin to bloom, we start looking forward to summer and the many plans that come along with it!  These plans may include vacation, sporting events, and/or summer camp. This directory is a product of the Family Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social ... Read More »

The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville Announces Teacher Open House

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Greetings teachers! We want to invite you to our very first Teacher Open House, Friday April 7, from 3pm-5pm. At this event you’ll have a chance to meet with several organizations in the WNC region who offer field trips, outreach, and can provide excellent guest speaker opportunities for your students. We’ll also have a special presentation from author Mary Ellen ... Read More »

Students Capitalize on Offerings at The Summit and at CVCC

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Community College has changed a great deal since most educators were students, and today’s students can capitalize on those changes to help them achieve their goals of attending a four-year university, attending a community college, or joining the workforce better prepared.  Through the College and Career Promise articulation agreement among the 16 state universities in North Carolina, several NC private ... Read More »

Top Education Leaders Leaving as NC Superintendent Considers Staff Changes

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Several top state education leaders announced this week that they are retiring or leaving their jobs at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The announcements came as State Superintendent Mark Johnson said he has sought ideas about “organizational and staff changes to make the department run more efficiently.” Any changes Johnson wants to make will have to be approved ... Read More »