MESSAGES 2014 :: JANUARY 24, 2014


Dr. Atkinson Discusses Listening and Learning From Each Other in Latest Blog
In her blog post for Jan. 22, State Superintendent June Atkinson challenges each of us to listen and learn from one another while we debate, share information and communicate our concerns about the challenges facing public education in North Carolina. To view this blog post and earlier entries, please visit

Roster Verification Resources on the Web
Resources, support information and dates for the Roster Verification process are available on the Educator Effectiveness website at Roster verification is a way for teachers to verify their class rosters and allow schools and teachers to indicate when there are multiple professionals sharing responsibility for a student’s instruction.

Employment Material for 2014 North Carolina Governor’s School Online
Employment information for the 2014 North Carolina Governor’s School has been posted to the Governor’s School of North Carolina website at A list of open positions for instructors and support staff and application materials are available to review and download.

Spring Tuition Awards Available for Special Education Teachers
Limited spring tuition awards are available for special education teachers working toward meeting provisional license requirements. Under this tuition program, employed bachelor-level special education teachers with a provisional license may receive the actual cost of tuition for one approved spring course to cover up to $140 per semester hour as long as they earn a final grade of "B" or higher. If the tuition is above the $140 per semester hour rate, it will be the responsibility of the recipient to pay the difference. These awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis as long as federal grant funds are available. Copies of this application packet are available to download at

Not Sure Who to Contact at NCDPI ? Check Out the Frequent Contacts Call List
Not sure who to contact at NCDPI regarding a question or concern on a specific topic? Take a look at our list of Contacts for Frequently Asked Questions at to locate staff members who can address inquiries regarding various agency programs.

Race to the Top Updates Highlight Latest Program News
Race to the Top Weekly Updates feature the latest program information for curriculum, professional development, and more. The weekly updates for January are available at If you know individuals who would like to receive the updates, please send their email addresses to Michael Yarbrough, RttT communications specialist, at


New Publications at NCDPI

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Hot off the Press! 2013 Edition Public School Law Book
Contains statutes, case notes and opinions of the Attorney General through the 2013 session. Includes statutes other than 115C (LexisNexis Edition).
SL114, 2014, $35