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Center for Safer Schools Marks 10th Anniversary

5 days 3 hours ago

State and local education officials from around North Carolina gathered Friday, March 17 as the Center for Safer Schools (CFSS) marked its 10th anniversary at the Education Building in Raleigh. The meeting recognized the accomplishments of the CFSS while also keeping the focus on the importance of safer schools.


NCDPI Joins NC Businesses for 13th Annual Students@Work℠ Program

3 weeks 1 day ago

State Superintendent Catherine Truitt joins employers, educators, and state leaders in recognizing March 2023 as Students@Work℠ Month. This statewide career awareness program is celebrating 13 years of helping public school students connect classroom learning with careers they may choose to explore in the future.


Sponsors Needed to Help Provide N.C. Summer Meals

1 month 2 weeks ago

More than 900,000 North Carolina students rely on the nutritious meals and snacks served during the school year through the breakfast, lunch, and afterschool meals programs provided at their schools. When school is out of session, North Carolina’s Summer Nutrition Programs help fill the gap by providing free meals and snacks to children ages 18 and younger who might otherwise go hungry.


Public Comment on Proposed 2022–23 Amendment to the Consolidated State Plans due to COVID-19 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965

1 month 3 weeks ago

Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) will submit an amendment of Section 1111 of the ESEA. The amendment will allow North Carolina to amend the ESEA consolidated State plan for the 2022–23 school year only, providing a new provision to the accountability determinations. Specifically, the State is requesting an amendment to the following area:


NCDPI Awarded Approximately $17 Million in Grant Funding to Increase Mental Health Support for Public School Students

2 months 2 weeks ago

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) was recently awarded roughly $17 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education to help meet the mental health needs of students in the state’s public schools. The funding will enable NCDPI to leverage partnerships with institutions of higher education and 15 school districts to increase the number and diversity of mental health service providers in high-needs schools. Starting this month and continuing through 2027, these grants will help the state bolster the pipeline of school-based mental health service providers, including school counselors, school social workers and school mental health clinicians


Public Comment on Proposed 1.0 Percent Alternate Assessment Participation Extension Waiver

3 months ago

Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) will submit a request for waiver of section 34 C.F.R §200.6(c)(2) as it requires State Education Agencies to adhere to a 1.0 percent cap for the total number of students assessed Statewide in a subject area using an alternate assessment. Specifically, the state anticipates that it will exceed the cap under paragraph (c)(2) with respect to any subject for which assessments are administered under §200.2(a)(1) in any school year, and is requesting, pursuant to 34 C.F.R §200.6(c)(4), that the Secretary waive the cap for the relevant subject for one year.


Pender County Elementary School Teacher Surprised with National Award, $25,000 Prize

3 months 1 week ago

When Jessica Barnette gathered her kindergarten and first-grade students this morning to walk to Rocky Point Elementary’s multi-purpose room, she thought they were attending a preview of the school’s winter concert. She must have been a bit puzzled by the presence of the district superintendent and several unfamiliar adults. After all, the big event was the following evening.