DIRECTOR :: Verna Lalbeharie

The State Board of Education (SBE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) are committed to providing personalized digital-age education that K-12 students need to be successful in college, careers, and as globally engaged productive citizens. North Carolina has key legislation in place that support preparing educators for digital learning (S.L. 2013-11 and S.L. 2013-226), providing digital resources, and ensuring technology access across all schools (S.L. 2013-12).

Our North Carolina Digital Learning Plan provides recommendations for state action that support K-12 schools as they transition to digital age learning. Both the NC Digital Learning Plan and the Future Ready Framework provide districts with resources to ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with and support instructional best practices, are implemented by highly skilled teachers, and lead to personalized learning experiences for all students.

North Carolina has made significant progress through statewide and local efforts. Many schools and districts across NC have digital learning initiatives well underway. Ensuring all students have equitable access to high-quality digital learning is a priority for NC.

The guidance provided by the NC Digital Learning Plan as well as Future Ready’s Interactive Planning Dashboard are valuable resources as we move forward with ensuring equity and continued student success in the digital age.