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2015 Governor’s School Summer Session Begins PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 June 2015 06:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - School is out for many North Carolina students, but for 650 gifted kids from around the state, it's just begun.

This week, a select group of students are exploring cutting-edge ideas and concepts in academics and the arts as the 2015 Session of the North Carolina Governor’s School.

The summer residential program is a five-and-a-half week experience. Locations include the Governor’s School East (Meredith College, Raleigh) and the Governor’s School West (Salem College, Winston-Salem).

A list of students can be found at www.ncpublicschools.org.

 
Hoke County v. State of North Carolina Subject Of State Board of Education Closed Session Conference Call PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2015 05:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina State Board of Education will meet via conference call on Friday for a closed session meeting focused on litigation in the Hoke County v. State of North Carolina and State Board of Education case.

According to the Department of Public Instruction, the meeting will begin as an open session that is live streamed beginning at noon. The chairman will ask for a motion to go into closed session to discuss the legal case.

Following the closed session, the meeting will resume as an open session and will adjourn.

 
Governor To Sign Bill Giving In-State Tuition To Veterans PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 05:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Certain military veterans will qualify for in-state tuition to North Carolina universities, thanks to a bill scheduled to be signed into law on Wednesday.

Gov. Pat McCrory will hold a public signing ceremony for Senate Bill 478 at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh.

The bill waives the 12-month residency requirement for in-state tuition for those veterans who qualify for admission to an institution of higher learning. The veteran must enroll within three years after discharge or release from the Armed Forces.

The full bill can be accessed at http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/HTML/S478v4.html

Gov. McCrory has focused on veterans affairs since he took office. His goal is to keep skilled veterans in North Carolina where they can fill in-demand positions.

 
Ann Goodnight and Robert "Chip" Andrews Appointed to NC State Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 05:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Two Wake County residents will be joining the governing board of NC State University. Their terms are for four years and begin July 1.

Ann Goodnight is Director of Community Relations at SAS and a community volunteer. She is completing her eighth year of service on the UNC Board of Governors as a member of the Educational Planning, Policies, Programs, and Public Affairs Committee.  

Robert “Chip” Andrews III is the former Chairman and CEO for the FMI Corporation in Raleigh. He joined the company in 1967 after graduating from NC State with a degree in Economics. During his time with the company, he held leadership roles from Director of Consulting, President, and Chairman and CEO. He has served on various boards for NC State University, including Board of Visitors and Poole College of Management Board of Advisors.

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