MESSAGES 2014 :: MARCH 28, 2014


Governor Teacher's Network Launches New Website
A new website is available that provides information for North Carolina teachers who want to serve with the Governor's Teacher Network (GTN). The GTN is a partnership between North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and the NCDPI that will select approximately 450 teachers statewide to serve for one year as instructional and professional development experts and facilitators. To learn more about the program and the selection process, please visit

State Superintendent Atkinson Provides Home Base Update in Video
State Superintendent June Atkinson provides an update on the second half of the roll out for Home Base in a short video available at In the video, Dr. Atkinson talks about the successes, challenges and new things to come in the tools that make up the Home Base system.

SES Provider Renewal Application for 2014-15 on the Web
The North Carolina Supplemental Educational Services (SES) provider renewal application period is open for state approved SES providers for the 2014-15 school year. All SES renewal applications are due May 30. To download the application, please visit

State Advisory Council on Indian Education Releases 2013 Report
The State Advisory Council on Indian Education released its 2013 Report, which is available online at The report is an outcome of research and data collection on American Indian students, and addresses the concerns of American Indian students and provides recommendations to the State Board of Education.

Resources for Community Eligibility Provision on the Web
A new page has been added to the Child Nutrition website that provides a number of resources related to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The overall purpose of the CEP is to improve access to nutritious meals for students in high poverty areas by providing meals "at no cost" to the students. To review the new material that includes Questions and Answers resources, worksheets, links to Food Nutrition programs and more, please visit

Materials for Textbook Evaluation and Adoption for 2014 Online
The 2014 invitation to submit textbooks for evaluation and adoption in North Carolina is available to review on the Textbook Adoption Services website at The document provides an overview of the process for submission, evaluation, and adoption of textbooks for 2014. Also available on the website is a presentation from the Textbook Publishers meeting on March 13.

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 update for March 19 is available at If you know someone who would like to receive the updates, please send their email address to Michael Yarbrough, RttT communications specialist, at