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Gov. McCrory Reacts To Report On Academic Fraud At UNC PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Friday, 24 October 2014 05:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following the release of an independent investigator's report on so-called "paper classes" for UNC Chapel Hill student athletes, Gov. Pat McCrory issued the following statement.

 
 "The finding of academic fraud is a disturbing reminder of what can happen, even at our flagship university, when we misplace priorities and have a lack of oversight. It is imperative that we ensure there is accountability at all of our universities to make sure we are upholding a culture in which students, parents and taxpayers are getting a return on our most important investment: education. 
 
I'm again reminded of the words of former UNC system president Dr. William Friday, 'People do not want their lifetime measured by how much their football team won or lost. There is something valuable they want measured on their intellectual tombstone when the time comes, and it will come.' Dr. Friday words still ring true today. 
 
I look forward to working with Chancellor Folt and all the chancellors to maintain North Carolina's devotion to excellence in higher education." 
 
The UNC Board of Governors are meeting in Chapel Hill. 
 
Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 05:27
 
No Reportable Findings In Audit Of N.C. Education Lottery Financial Statement PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 05:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state auditor's office says an audit of the state-run lottery has resulted in no reportable findings.

 
The result, released Wednesday, were from the North Carolina Education Lottery's Financial Statement Audit.
 
The lottery has been operating for nearly a decade. Its net revenues help fund public education. 
 
The full report on the auditor's work can be found at http://www.ncauditor.net/EpsWeb/Reports/Financial/FIN-2014-4670.pdf
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 05:37
 
UNC Board Of Governors Agenda For Friday, October 24 Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Education
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 04:58

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The UNC Board of Governors will meet Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Spangler Center at UNC Chapel Hill.
 
The agenda for the meeting is as follows, according to the UNC System. There will be both open and closed sessions.
 
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Friday, October 24, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Board Room, Spangler Center
AGENDA
1. Call to order – Chairman Fennebresque
2. Invocation – Mr. Pickett
3. Roll call – Secretary Perry
4. Approval of minutes (open) of Friday, September 12, 2014
5. Approval of minutes (open) of Friday, September 26, 2014
6. Presentation of the James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service
7. President’s Report
8. Administrative Action Items (action by consent)
9. Report of the Audit Committee –Mr. McMahan
10. Report of the Committee on Budget and Finance – Mr. Smith
11. Report of the Committee on Educational Planning, Policies, and Program -Mr. Souza
12. Report of the Committee on Public Affairs – Mr. Holmes
13. Report of the Committee on University Governance – Mrs. MacNeill
14. Report of the Special Committee on Military Affairs–Mr. Trask
15. Report of the Special Committee on Strategic Directions– Mr. Hans
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16. Chairman’s Report
 
CLOSED SESSION
17. Approval of minutes (closed) of Friday, September 12, 2014
18. Approval of minutes (closed) of Friday, September 26, 2014
19. President’s Briefing – President Ross
20. Report of the Committee on Personnel and Tenure – Mr. Sywassink
 
OPEN SESSION
21. Report of the Committee on Personnel and Tenure – Mr. Sywassink
The next meeting of the Board of Governors is scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Spangler Center in Chapel Hill.
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Latest Department Of Public Instruction Web Highlights PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 20 October 2014 05:29

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The state's education agency has released its latest web highlights for teachers, parents, and administrators. The Department of Public Instrucction list includes a parent portal guide for parents.

 
The details:
 
1. State Superintendent Praises School Counselors in Latest Blog
 
In her latest blog post, State Superintendent June Atkinson highlights the valuable role that school counselors play in the academic and personal success of students in North Carolina’s public schools. To view this and earlier blog posts, please visit  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/statesuperintendent/blog/.
 
 
2. 2014-15 Education Directory Now Online
 
The Education Directory for 2014-15 is available online at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/nceddirectory/. In addition to the full version, the directory also is available in three sections:
 
Section 1- State Agency
Section 2 – Association and Commissions
Section 3 – Schools
Note: The NCDPI no longer prints or sells print copies of the directory.
 
 
 
3. Parent Portal Guide: How-To for Parents
This new guide walks users through the features of the Parent Portal.
 
Topics for the guide include:
 
A series of Questions and Answers based on early users and program designers.
Tips from schools and school districts regularly using the Parent Portal.
What parents can expect to find in the portal. 
 
The Parent Portal Guide, plus other parent resources for Home Base are available at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/resources/handouts/.
 
 
 
4. New Website Keeps Stakeholders Connected to the Latest NCDPI News 
 
The Stay Connected website helps educators, parents and community members stay up-to-date on the most current information about public schools in North Carolina. The Stay Connected website instructs users how to register for email newsletters and directs them to a variety of social media channels related to the NCDPI. Check out this new website and see how you can stay connected at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/stayconnected/socialmedia/.
 
 
5. School Nutrition Website Features Notable Dates and Deadlines 
 
The School Nutrition website now provides notable dates for conferences and meetings, as well as deadlines for reporting processes and reimbursement on the homepage. To view important School Nutrition dates and deadlines for October and November, please visit  http://childnutrition.ncpublicschools.gov/.
 
 
6. What’s New in Publication Sales
 
To order, please call 800.663.1250 or visit Publication Sales on the web at  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/publications/.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 05:29
 
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