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In September 2011, the North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) formed a Task Force on Global Education to assess the state's effort to produce "globally competitive" graduates ready to live, work, and contribute in an interconnected world. Based on feedback it received, the Task Force noted six major findings and made five commitments to take supporting action to ensure every public school student graduates fully prepared for the world. This effort focuses on assuring that students understand and appreciate other countries, languages and cultures.

Preparing Students for the World: Final Report of the State Board of Education's Task Force on Global Education

Presented at the SBE Board meeting in January, 2013.

Full Report: (pdf, 728kb)

Executive Summary: (pdf, 409kb)

From Planning to Doing

The State Board of Education in 2014 and 2015 took action to provide statewide infrastructure that supports and guides educators in a common vision for global education North Carolina Public Schools. It designated recognition for educators, schools and districts that show significant focus and dedication.

Global Educator Digital Badge

Global - Ready Schools Designation

Global - Ready District Designation

Global Languages Endorsement

NC Dual Language/Immersion Programs

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