NEWS RELEASES 2012-13

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DATENEWS RELEASES
June 24, 2013 Two Wake County Students Named U.S. Microsoft Office Specialist Champions
June 24, 2013 North Carolina DECA Students Recognized at International DECA Conference
June 17, 2013 State Superintendent Calls for Exempting Public School Teachers from Personal State Income Taxes
May 21, 2013 Jones County Bus Driver Named Top in the State
May 21, 2013 North Carolina Public Schools Enter End-of-Year Assessment Period
May 6, 2013 Public Reports on Educator Effectiveness Released
May 2, 2013 Guilford County Schools' Teacher Named North Carolina Teacher of the Year
Apr 23, 2013 State Superintendent Launches "Give Five – Read Five" Campaign
Apr 5, 2013 ACT's College and Career Readiness Award Winners Recognized at State Board of Education Meeting
Apr 4, 2013 Beaufort County Principal Named Principal of the Year
Apr 3, 2013 State Board of Education Elects New Leaders
Apr 2, 2013 Statement by State Superintendent June Atkinson Regarding
House Bill 452 – 2013 School Safety Act
Mar 20, 2013 Statement by State Superintendent June Atkinson Regarding Governor's Budget
Mar 15, 2013 Guide Dogs to Visit Governor Morehead School Students
Mar 13, 2013 Regional Wells Fargo Principals of the Year Named;
Principals Now Compete for State Title
Mar 12, 2013 NCDPI Partners with Public Consulting Group/Truenorthlogic to Provide Technology Tools for Educator Evaluation and Professional Development
Mar 4, 2013 NCDPI Receives 70 Charter School Applications
Feb 28, 2013 Exceptional Performance Earns National Recognition for Three Middle Schools
Feb 22, 2013 Mooresville Superintendent receives National Honors
Feb 22, 2013 NC Department of Public Instruction Joins With NC Business Community to Offer Job Shadowing and Mentoring Opportunities to Middle School Students
Feb 18, 2013 State Superintendent June Atkinson Applauds New Career Technical Education Law Signed Today
Feb 12, 2013 State Superintendent June Atkinson to Kick off Think Tank on Early Learning
Feb 11, 2013 NC Bus Drivers to Feel the Love Feb. 11-15
Feb 5, 2013 Burke County Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Benefit from Grant
Feb 1, 2013 NCVPS Teacher Finalist for National Online Teacher of the Year
Feb 1, 2013 USED Report: NC is Ahead in the Race to the Top
Jan 18, 2013 Regional Teachers of the Year Named; State Winner to be
Announced in May
Jan 10, 2013 Dropout Rate Trends to Another Record Low
Jan 10, 2013 Crime and Violence, Suspensions and Expulsions Down in Public Schools in 2011-12
Jan 8, 2013 North Carolina Continues to Lead Nation in National Board Certified Teachers; Eight NC Universities Make Top 50 in Alumni Achieving
First-Time Certification
Jan 4, 2013 NCDPI Receives 161 Letters of Intent from Organizations Planning to
Open Charter Schools
Dec 17, 2012 44 North Carolina High Schools Qualify for AP STEM Access Program;
Program Promotes Diversity in AP Math/Science Courses
Dec 11, 2012 NC Students Among Highest Achievers on International Math Assessments
Dec 6, 2012 NC Students' NAEP Vocabulary Scores on Par with National Average in 2009 and 2011
Nov 14, 2012 Wake County Educator Receives "Oscar of Teaching"
Nov 9, 2012 Eight Regional Meetings Offer Public Schools the Latest on NC's READY Initiative
Nov 6, 2012 Bonuses Will Go to Teachers for Significant Growth in Low-Achieving Schools
Oct 29, 2012 NCDPI and Local School Districts Prepared to Respond to Hurricane Sandy
Oct 25, 2012 Report Cards are Out on Public Schools
Oct 9, 2012 Governor Morehead School Principal Receives Leadership Award
Oct 4, 2012 State Board of Education Adopts ‘Vision of Public Education in North Carolina’
Sep 24, 2012 North Carolina and National SAT Scores Show Decreases;
Advanced Placement Participation and Performance Increase
Sep 19, 2012 11 Districts and 35 Schools Earn NC's Highest Graduation Rates
Sep 11, 2012 Eight NC Public Schools Earn National 'Blue Ribbon' Recognition
Sep 10, 2012 School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners Announced
Sep 7, 2012 20,000 Seniors Earn WorkKeys Workplace Readiness Certificates
Sep 7, 2012 First Statewide ACT Test Administration Sets Baseline for North Carolina
Aug 30, 2012 Great Teachers and Principals Key Ingredients to Student Success
Aug 27, 2012 Parents Play Major Role in Ensuring Students Succeed in School
Aug 24, 2012 School Buses Roll Across the State; Motorists Reminded to Watch out for Children
Aug 24, 2012 New School Accountability Model Focuses on Career and College Readiness
Aug 22, 2012 Balance is Focus of North Carolina's New Student Assessments
Aug 22, 2012 Class of 2012's ACT Scores Top National Average for Fifth Consecutive Year
Aug 20, 2012 New Common Core and Essential Standards Align Teaching and Learning to Career and College Readiness
Aug 13, 2012 2012 Education Legislation Report Now Online
Aug 8, 2012 NC Receives Grant to Cover AP/IB Test Fees
Aug 7, 2012 2012-13 School Year Means Many Firsts for North Carolina Schools
Aug 6, 2012 Eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price Meals in the National School
Lunch Program
Aug 3, 2012 31 NC Students Honored at National SkillsUSA Championships
Aug 2, 2012 Halifax County Schools Make Significant Gains on Final ABCs Report
Aug 2, 2012 State Graduation Rate is Highest in NC History; Sixth Consecutive Year of Improvement
Aug 2, 2012 State Board of Education Receives Final ABCs Accountability Report
Jul 30, 2012 NC Receives 2 National Awards for Outreach, Blended Learning Programs
Jul 25, 2012 State Superintendent Testifies Before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Regarding Impact of Sequestration and Drastic Funding Cuts to Education
Jul 25, 2012 80 High School Students and Teachers Become Microsoft Masters
Jul 18, 2012 State Superintendent Recognizes Bellamy Elementary School’s Summer Reading Program
Jul 12, 2012 Federal Report Commends NC's Race to the Top Initiative