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NEWS RELEASES 2008-09 :: NOVEMBER 14, 2008

NC SCHOOL INNOVATION DAY TOUR IS NOV. 18

North Carolinians are invited to see firsthand the innovations that are underway in public schools statewide on Tuesday, Nov. 18, the date of the first NC School Innovation Day Tour at more than 125 public schools in 65 school districts.

Participating schools and programs will be open for visitors from 10 am to 2 p.m. No reservation or RSVP is necessary for this opportunity, sponsored by the NC Department of Public Instruction.

State Superintendent June Atkinson encouraged North Carolinians to visit participating schools. "Schools today are adopting innovative and creative ways to engage students, and I hope North Carolinians will take this opportunity to see first-hand the new ways that learning is changing in North Carolina," she said.

All North Carolinians are invited to participate. To view the invitation, see the list of participating schools and descriptions of each innovative program, please visit www.ncpublicschools.org/innovate.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 107 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


For more information:
NCDPI Communications and Information, 919.807.3450.