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NC Science Leadership Association Workshop: Using Trade Books to Teach Science PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 05:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Shippensburg University Professor Christine Royce will help teachers understand how to use trade books to teach science when she conducts a workshop at the meeting of the N.C. Science Leadership Association.

The meeting will be held April 30 at the Embassy Suites in Cary.

Dr. Royce has been investigating the integration of children’s literature in the science classroom for nearly two decades. As co-author of the Teaching Through Trade Books column in Science and Children, she focuses on the integration of engaging science investigations and children’s trade books within a three dimensional learning approach.

More information can be found at ncpublicschools.org

Remarks By First Lady Michelle Obama at Jackson State University Commencement PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016 06:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - On Saturday, First Lady Michele Obama was commencement speaker at Jackson State University in Mississippi. A transcript of her remarks is available at whitehouse.gov.

The First Lady said, in part:

"So, graduates, make no mistake about it, this moment presents a historic opportunity for change. And your generation, more than any generation in our history, truly has the tools and opportunities you need to seize this moment. I want you to think about the statistics. Today, more African Americans are graduating from college, succeeding in our workplaces, taking on positions of leadership, and reporting greater optimism about the future –- an optimism, by the way, that I very much share.

So the question is: Are you ready to step up and use your power and your privilege to make change? Will you honor the legacy of those who came before you who fought so hard, sacrificed so much so that you could be here in this stadium wearing those beautiful caps and gowns today?"

Teacher Pay Raises On The Table as General Assembly Reconvenes PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 April 2016 05:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina public school teachers are likely to see a raise in this year's budget if comments from the governor and key legislators are any indication of what's ahead.

The General Assembly reconvenes Monday night to adjust the state operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Gov. Pat McCrory's announced priorities including raising average teacher pay to $50,000. Early career teachers have already received a boost. No teacher in North Carolina is paid less than $35,000 per year.

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) has also said there will be discussion of teacher pay raises.

Data Map: Public Charter School Student Enrollment PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 05:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Seven North Carolina counties have between 12 and 19.5 percent of public school children enrolled in public charter schools.

A data map posted by the state Office of Public Charter Schools shows Durham, Vance, Person, Northhampton, Edgecombe, Pamlico, and Halifix counties in "red," denoting the highest percentages in the state.

Ten counties have between 8 and 11.9 percent of the public school population in charters. They are Rutherford, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Granville, Franklin, Chatham, Wilson, Bertie, Columbus and Martin.

Roughly one-third of North Carolina counties have very low charter enrollment -- less than 1 percent.

The color-coded map can be viewed at dpi.state.nc.us.


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