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MESSAGES 2014 :: APRIL 11, 2014

APRIL 11, 2014 - NCDPI WEB HIGHLIGHTS


State Superintendent Introduces New CFNC Resource
Dr. Atkinson takes to the airwaves in a new video that highlights the College Foundation of North Carolina's latest online resource Let Me Tell You (LMTY). LMTY offers more than 3,000 videos for college-bound students, their parents and school counselors. To view the video and learn more about LMTY, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/news/multimedia/video/.


Webinars, Frequently Asked Questions New to Governor's Teacher Network
Webinars for teachers and principals that provide an overview of the Governor's Teachers Network are available on the Web at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/rttt/gtn/. The webinars highlight the structure of the program, why the initiative is important to educators and administrators, and important dates to remember. A question and answer session with participants at the end of the webinar also is included. If you don't find the answers to your questions in the webinars, check out the recently updated Frequently Asked Questions section at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/rttt/gtn/faq/.


Consolidated Data Report for 2012-13 on the Web
The Consolidated Data Report is an annual report that includes data for school crime and violence, suspensions and expulsions, use of corporal punishment, and dropout rates. To view the Consolidated Data Report for 2012-13, plus associated tables for school crime and violence, and dropout counts for districts, schools, gender and race, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/research/dropout/reports.


December 2013 Child Count Now Online
The Exceptional Children December 2013 Child Count report is available on the Exceptional Children website at http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/reports-data/child-count/reports. The Child Count report is an unduplicated count of all children with disabilities, and children identified as academically or intellectually gifted. The December report includes students, ages 3-21, who receive special education and related services according to an Individualized Education Plan or service plan.


School District Personnel Support Now District Human Resources
The School Personnel Support Section recently changed its name to District Human Resources. A new website highlights the changes to the section as well as features familiar information for school district human resources personnel. Check out the new website at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/district-humanresources/. Don't forget to update your bookmark to reflect the new address.


Holocaust Council Website Redesign Features New Look, Navigation
The Holocaust Council website received a makeover recently featuring a fresh look with new navigation that makes it easier to find teacher and student resources and important dates. Take a look at what's new by visiting http://www.ncpublicschools.org/holocaust-council/. Don't forget to change your bookmark to reflect the new address.


Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program Information on the Web
The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is a federal program created to encourage educators to enter and continue in the teaching profession in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families. To learn more about the loan forgiveness programs available for teachers in North Carolina, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/program-monitoring/loan-forgiveness/.


NC Foundations for Early Learning Manual Updated
The latest edition of the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development is now available online, at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/earlylearning/. North Carolina Foundations is a resource for providers, educators, administrators and family members who interact with children birth to pre-K. It's a guide that provides age-appropriate goals and developmental indicators for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.