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As you enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend, take time to remember the veterans and active duty service members who have s...
05/22/2020

As you enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend, take time to remember the veterans and active duty service members who have sacrificed to protect the freedom we enjoy.

Today's #OurNCHeroes shoutouts celebrate Shelly Cullipher, Assistant Principal/Media Coordinator for Columbus County Sch...
05/22/2020

Today's #OurNCHeroes shoutouts celebrate Shelly Cullipher, Assistant Principal/Media Coordinator for Columbus County Schools and Angela Rodriguez, Child Nutrition Director for Currituck County Schools. Thank you for all you do to ensure the needs of staff, students and families are met during these challenging times. We appreciate you!

District school and staff personnel are invited to participate in a series of roundtable discussions facilitated by NCDP...
05/22/2020

District school and staff personnel are invited to participate in a series of roundtable discussions facilitated by NCDPI. Topics will be general, such as lessons learned this school year and goals for next year. Space is limited, so register now by selecting the affiliated link for the session that you would like to attend:

Elementary School: May 26 at 11 a.m. - https://bit.ly/2LOcDfN
Middle School: May 28 at 10 a.m. - https://bit.ly/2LQ9fRN
High School: June 1 at 10 a.m. - https://bit.ly/3cU8NxD
Leaders and Coaches: June 5 at 10 a.m. - https://bit.ly/2Zu6Kwj

With at least some amount of remote instruction a likely part of the 2020-21 school year, the State Board of Education t...
05/21/2020
State Board Approves Requirements for 2020-21 Remote Instruction Plans

With at least some amount of remote instruction a likely part of the 2020-21 school year, the State Board of Education today approved a set of requirements all school districts and other public schools, including charters, must meet in drafting remote instruction plans due this summer.

The board’s action follows COVID-19 legislation by the General Assembly earlier this month that mandated the development of the remote instruction plans to ensure quality teaching and learning outside the traditional classroom - https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCSBE/bulletins/28cd17a.

With at least some amount of remote instruction a likely part of the 2020-21 school year, the State Board of Education today approved a set of requirements all school districts and other public schools, including charters, must meet in drafting remote instruction plans due this summer.

While many seniors are mourning the loss of once-in-a lifetime moments in their final days of high school like prom and ...
05/21/2020
From coronavirus to compassion: Sidelined seniors honored in gift-giving program

While many seniors are mourning the loss of once-in-a lifetime moments in their final days of high school like prom and graduation, Stephanie Faw, a McDowell County Schools teacher saw an opportunity to involve the local community in recognizing seniors and making them special.

One of the costs of the coronavirus pandemic is that some beloved things are canceled. Everything from watching basketball to sitting down to a meal at a favorite restaurant is

The North Carolina English Teachers Association announces the continuation of the North Carolina Poet Laureate Awards an...
05/21/2020

The North Carolina English Teachers Association announces the continuation of the North Carolina Poet Laureate Awards and the Amy Charles Writing Competition for 2020. The deadline for entries is June 1. The contests are open to all North Carolina students in grades 6-8 and 9-12. Student writers must have a staff sponsor from his or school that is a member of NCETA to enter the contest. Contest rules, entry forms and more are available at http://www.ncenglishteachersassociation.org/rules-forms/.

#OurNCHeroes shoutouts today recognize Dr. Travis Reeves, Superintendent, Surry County Schools and Donnie Lynthacum, Dir...
05/21/2020

#OurNCHeroes shoutouts today recognize Dr. Travis Reeves, Superintendent, Surry County Schools and Donnie Lynthacum, Director of Child Nutrition for Montgomery County Schools North Carolina. Thank you for all you do to ensure the needs of staff, students and families are met during these challenging times. We appreciate you!

The State Board of Education is holding a called meeting via conference call Thursday at 10 a.m. You can listen to the m...
05/20/2020
NC Department of Public Instruction Public Meetings

The State Board of Education is holding a called meeting via conference call Thursday at 10 a.m. You can listen to the meeting through our live audio stream on the NC Department of Public Instruction Public Meetings YouTube Channel - https://bit.ly/3acxWlh. The meeting agenda is available at https://bit.ly/3g8i1IA.

This channel provides audio-only coverage of public meetings related to the business of the State Board of Education and the NC Department of Public Instruct...

Congratulations to five district educators and volunteers who were recently selected to receive the Marvin R. Pittman Ch...
05/20/2020

Congratulations to five district educators and volunteers who were recently selected to receive the Marvin R. Pittman Champions for Education Award. The award, named to honor the longtime North Carolina public education leader and advocate, recognizes individuals who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to student success, exemplify leadership in education and make a significant impact on North Carolina students. Honorees are selected for the following categories: Teacher, Administrator, Support Staff, Support Staff Administrator and Volunteer. Recipients normally receive the awards at the annual Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholder Conference, but this year's conference was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The winners for 2020 are:
🎉Support Staff - Tonya Fletcher, Media Coordinator, Franklin Elementary (Surry County Schools)
🎉Administrator - Dr. Pamela Walthall, Vick Elementary (Wilson County Schools)
🎉Volunteer - Aimee Trawick, PTO president, Cartoogechaye Elementary (Macon County Schools, NC)
🎉Teacher - Annette Harris, Piedmont High (Union County Public Schools)
🎉Support Staff Administrator - Cara Wolford, K-12 Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator, (Kannapolis City Schools)

North Carolina Community Colleges and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction want to reassure students that...
05/20/2020
NC Community College System and NCDPI issue joint statement of support for students

North Carolina Community Colleges and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction want to reassure students that the disruption that occurred in the spring of 2020 won’t delay or negatively impact their path toward further education and career opportunities. While we continue to adapt instruction to meet the current challenges, our priority is to support North Carolina’s students as they continue their education.

In the uncertain times created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NC Community College System and the NC Department of Public Instruction are working collaboratively to ensure that North Carolina students continue to have high-quality educational opportunities. North Carolina’s community colleges are o...

Today is  #WorkplaceWednesday and we’re celebrating Tonya Smith, our 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Piedmont-Triad Region ...
05/20/2020

Today is #WorkplaceWednesday and we’re celebrating Tonya Smith, our 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Piedmont-Triad Region Teacher of the Year. Smith says even though her instruction is delivered virtually, the love for music she shares with her students transcends that virtual space. "I love knowing that my home is being extended to my students," she said. "My husband and son have made special appearances on our Zoom meetings and my son and I even presented a Country music concert together!"

Today's #OurNCHeroes shoutouts celebrate Amie Caudle, District Innovation coach for Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Lyrita G...
05/20/2020

Today's #OurNCHeroes shoutouts celebrate Amie Caudle, District Innovation coach for Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Lyrita Garner, Child Nutrition director for Weldon City Schools.Thank you for all you do to ensure the needs of staff, students and families are met during these challenging times. We appreciate you!

What does your #WorkPlaceWednesday space looks like?  Today we're showing off the home office for our 2020 Burroughs Wel...
05/20/2020

What does your #WorkPlaceWednesday space looks like? Today we're showing off the home office for our 2020 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Central Region Teacher of the Year Finalist Carol Forrest who is learning to incorporate a number of online applications such Flipgrid, Zoom, Freckle and Google Classroom into her virtual teaching.

We’re thrilled that Sayward Grindley is joining NCDPI as the new Dance and Visual Arts Consultant. Please feel free to r...
05/19/2020

We’re thrilled that Sayward Grindley is joining NCDPI as the new Dance and Visual Arts Consultant. Please feel free to reach out to Sayward and say hello at [email protected]. Welcome aboard!

Welcome to our new K-12 Dance and Visual Arts Consultant! Sayward Grindley is thrilled to be joining NCDPI as the Dance and Visual Arts Consultant. Teaching future dance educators and performers, Sayward has been on the Dance Faculty at Elon University, Meredith College, East Carolina University, and Appalachian State University. At ECU, she has been the Interim Dance Education Coordinator overseeing the student teaching and K-12 certification program. She has a passion for teaching future and current educators how to interpret and implement the NC Standard Course of Study with creative teaching methods and tools, and she uses the standards as framework for her teaching. Sayward held Education and Management positions with Carolina Ballet and Sarasota Ballet, where she created curriculum materials and arts integration workshops for educators, also based on state standards, and she also danced professionally with Sarasota Contemporary Dance. She has guest taught at High Point University, UNC Greensboro’s Masters in Dance Education Program, University of South Carolina, Jacksonville University, Tulsa Ballet, NC Dance Educator’s Organization Conference, American College Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, and public schools throughout NC. Sayward holds an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University-White Oak and a dual BFA in Dance Performance and Dance Education with K-12 certification from East Carolina University. She taught middle and high school dance in the public schools in Florida where she also helped write the Florida Sunshine State Standards for Dance. Sayward is also a mother of three and is a visual artist. She has a great love for both visual and performing arts, and can’t wait to start helping more of the teachers across NC.

Please feel free to share a warm welcome to Sayward at [email protected]!

Connecting with families while meeting the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) needs of your students is hard. Join our N.C....
05/19/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Creativity Hour: Social Emotional Learning Games. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Connecting with families while meeting the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) needs of your students is hard. Join our N.C. K-12 Arts Education Consultant Brandon Roeder and his family and Crayola's CreatEd Professional Development as we dive into the idea of SEL Games at home beginning at 11 a.m. May 21. Register at https://bit.ly/3cQWmmw.

The arts help build emotional resilience and self-awareness of the range of emotions that children feel when they can’t go to school and the feelings other family members have as they juggle teaching everyday with their regular routines and responsibilities. During this webinar, we'll explore this...

#OurNCHeroes shoutouts today recognize Eric Eaker, Chief of Operations for Lincoln County Schools, NC and Kirsten Garris...
05/19/2020

#OurNCHeroes shoutouts today recognize Eric Eaker, Chief of Operations for Lincoln County Schools, NC and Kirsten Garrison, Exceptional Children Coordinator for Clover Garden School. Thank you for all you do to ensure the needs of staff, students and families are met during these challenging times. We appreciate you!

05/19/2020
Richmond County Schools

Richmond Senior High (Richmond County Schools) teachers recently lined the school's football field with luminaries to honor the Class of 2020! What a wonderful tribute to seniors! Congratulations! we're so proud of everything you've accomplished!

How sweet! Several of our teachers from Richmond Senior lined Richmond Senior's football field with luminaries to honor the Class of 2020! #teamRCS #BetterTogether

Carson Lester, a student at South Iredell High School (Iredell-Statesville Schools,) turned a class project into a thriv...
05/18/2020
Local teen turns passion for pickles into a business

Carson Lester, a student at South Iredell High School (Iredell-Statesville Schools,) turned a class project into a thriving business, shipping his pickles worldwide!

Local teen turns passion for pickles into a business By | May 15, 2020 at 3:47 PM EDT - Updated May 15 at 3:47 PM Local teen turns passion for pickles into a business

05/18/2020
How to Make Effective Videos for Learning

Before creating your next video lesson for remote learning, review this quick tutorial from Edutopia that provides guidance on making effective online instruction - https://youtu.be/8Swzhq9Pnr0.

Instructional videos can help students learn at their own pace and free up time for teachers to support students individually.

Today's #OurNCHeroes shoutouts honor James Jordan, lead custodian for John A. Holmes High School (Edenton-Chowan Schools...
05/18/2020

Today's #OurNCHeroes shoutouts honor James Jordan, lead custodian for John A. Holmes High School (Edenton-Chowan Schools​) and Shannon Boyd, Youth-in-Transition Liaison/Family Resource Center Coordinator for Buncombe County Schools​. We're so grateful for all you do for your students and families. Thank you!

05/18/2020
NC Superintendent Mark Johnson Congratulates Class of 2020

In his congratulatory message to the Class of 2020, NC Superintendent Mark Johnson praises graduates for their resiliency and determination to overcome challenges during this difficult year. We are so proud of our seniors. Congratulations Class of 2020! Now go grow great!
https://youtu.be/xWTQCSEW15c

In his congratulatory message to the Class of 2020, NC Superintendent Mark Johnson praises graduates for their resiliency and determination to overcome chall...

#OurNCHeroes shoutouts today celebrate Krystle Favreau, the Academic coordinator and Grade 12 counselor for the Triangle...
05/17/2020

#OurNCHeroes shoutouts today celebrate Krystle Favreau, the Academic coordinator and Grade 12 counselor for the Triangle Math and Science Academy and all the employees for Pitt County Schools. Thank you for going above and beyond to make sure the needs of students, families and school communities are met during these challenging times.

Today's #OurNCHeroes shoutouts honor Dr. Trixie Brooks, assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Vanc...
05/16/2020

Today's #OurNCHeroes shoutouts honor Dr. Trixie Brooks, assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Vance County Schools and Lisa Dillon, School Nutrition director, Stokes County Schools. We're so grateful for all you do for your students and families. Thank you!

Help us celebrate the Class of 2020! Don't forget to tune in TONIGHT, May 16 at 8 p.m. to honor this year’s high school ...
05/16/2020

Help us celebrate the Class of 2020! Don't forget to tune in TONIGHT, May 16 at 8 p.m. to honor this year’s high school seniors with #GraduateTogether, a one-hour primetime special airing on major TV networks and social platforms. Visit https://graduatetogether2020.com/about to learn more about this celebratory event!

05/15/2020
Graduate Together

Class of 2020, join other high school seniors across the country Saturday at 8 p.m. for "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020," a graduation special that will air on more than 30 broadcast and cable networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, as well as a number of streaming services and various social media platforms. The commerical-free prime-time graduation special is the product of a partnership between the XQ America and the CCSSO - The Council of Chief State School Officers.

During the broadcast, check out XQ’s new Rethink Together online forum - https://xqsuperschool.org/rethinktogether/states/ - featuring specific content for each state, including a congratulatory message from NC Superintendent Mark Johnson and stories highlighting the resiliency and strength of students, teachers and schools amid the pandemic.

05/15/2020
One Call Away // Virtual Choir 2020 (Elementary Students from Pitts School Road ES)

Here's a great way to kick off your weekend on a positive note (pun intended 😄). Check out this virtual choir performance of “One Call Away” 🎶 by the amazing fourth and fifth grade students at Pitts School Road Elementary School (Cabarrus County Schools) - https://youtu.be/RkabpePnn0A.

Watch the virtual choir performance of “One Call Away” by the amazing 4th & 5th grade students at Pitts School Road Elementary School, spreading a message of...

UNC-TV is hosting a webinar in Spanish introducing PBS KIDS and UNC-TV resources at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Register at bit.ly/u...
05/15/2020

UNC-TV is hosting a webinar in Spanish introducing PBS KIDS and UNC-TV resources at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Register at bit.ly/unctvmayo19. Thanks to our NCDPI Growing Success for ELs team for making us aware of this opportunity.

The NCDPI and all agency staff have new phone numbers. NCDPI's new main number is 984-236-2100. Starting today, previous...
05/15/2020

The NCDPI and all agency staff have new phone numbers. NCDPI's new main number is 984-236-2100. Starting today, previous phone numbers for individual staff members are being deactivated. Locate new numbers for all agency divisions, sections and individual staff members by:

1. Accessing the department directory at https://www.dpi.nc.gov/about-dpi/education-directory/department-public-instruction
2. Visiting the homepage of the NCDPI website at dpi.nc.gov and selecting the blue box labeled "Education Directory" about halfway down the page on the right.

Next up for #OurNCSchoolHeroes shoutout features East Iredell Middle School Teacher (Iredell-Statesville Schools) Dawn H...
05/15/2020

Next up for #OurNCSchoolHeroes shoutout features East Iredell Middle School Teacher (Iredell-Statesville Schools) Dawn Hennessey.

The first #OurNCSchoolHeroes shoutout for today is to Lois Hood, Child Nutrition director for Richmond County Schools.
05/15/2020

The first #OurNCSchoolHeroes shoutout for today is to Lois Hood, Child Nutrition director for Richmond County Schools.

Asheville City Schools' Safety Specialist Walter Dove and Asheville Middle School's Technology Design and Innovation Tea...
05/14/2020
Asheville City Schools employees build chamber for COVID-19 testing

Asheville City Schools' Safety Specialist Walter Dove and Asheville Middle School's Technology Design and Innovation Teacher Terry (TJ) Wright answered the call to help Buncombe County’s Emergency Management team create a special chamber where medical workers can protect themselves while testing people for COVID-19. The result is a seven-foot tall chamber made of plexiglass and aluminum weighing several hundred pounds!

Thank you for being #OurSchoolHeroes and helping local government keep healthcare workers safe.

Two Asheville City Schools employees put their skills to work outside the classroom recently. WLOS. Buncombe County's Emergency Management Team contacted the school system for help with a project. And TJ Wright and Walter Dove delivered in a big way. The two made a glass chamber to help with COVID-1...

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Can someone please help me, I have searched the NC homeschool web page for information about end of year testing for HOMESCHOOLERS. I know that it was waived for public schools, but I need to know if it was also waived for homeschoolers and if so, where is that link. I am very lost, please do not point me back to that NCDOA web page it is confusing. Thank you.
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is it to early to thinking about school starting aug 17th cause of covid 19
can things still change about calendar on august 17th
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Hi All, Can some one provide details on Credit by Demonstrated Mastery( CDM )exam provided by NC. Dates for the exam for students in NC
A suggestion for Admininstration at all levels. I am concerned about reopening schools in traditional face to face for all teachers and students. Many in both groups are considered High Risk. If alternative distant learning is good enough for student/teachers now for all, can we find opportunities to continue this way in the fall semester? Alternatively a huge number of students and Teachers are likely not to return in August! Get the vaccine out there and we can all come together again!
NC homeschoolers, what end of year tests do you normally give based on the tests that NC approves? Since we are still required to test our homeschoolers here in NC and this is my first time ever, I'd like to know which is the easiest to administer.