NEWS RELEASES 2016-17

NEWS RELEASES 2016-17 :: February 2, 2017

THE NC EDUCATION & INNOVATION TOUR COMING TO FORSYTH COUNTY

MARK JOHNSON TO VISIT FRIDAY ON LISTENING TOUR

Mark Johnson, the NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, will visit Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools on Friday, Feb. 3, as part of his NC Education & Innovation Tour. Earlier this year, Johnson pledged to conduct a listening tour to hear directly from educators, parents, and community leaders across North Carolina.

“Winston-Salem is known as North Carolina’s City of Arts and Innovation,” said Johnson. “I believe innovation is going to be key to strengthening public education in North Carolina, so it makes sense to start the NC Education & Innovation Tour in Forsyth County.”

Johnson will visit Glenn High School to meet with teachers and will convene a media availability afterward. Glenn High School has made significant progress over the past two years moving its School Performance Grade up a full letter grade.

WHAT: Media Availability with Mark Johnson

WHERE: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Education Building Auditorium
4801 Bethania Station Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 3, at 11:45 a.m.

Superintendent Johnson will be highlighting IBM’s Teacher Advisor with Watson as a free professional development and instructional resource for teachers.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.