MESSAGES 2014 :: JUNE 20, 2014


NC READY Facebook Page Shows How We’re Building Teaching and Learning
See how we’re building great lessons, teachers, students and even birdhouses! Check out the latest posts to our Facebook page where we’re highlighting the work that’s going on in North Carolina’s public schools. We’ve got video clips, photos, links to stories and more! Visit us at

Mental/Allied Health, National Board Certification Websites have New URLs
The Mental Health and Allied Health Services and National Board Certification websites have new web addresses. The new address for Mental Health and Allied Health Services is The new address for National Board Certification is Be sure to update your bookmarks to keep current with latest information and resources.

Child Nutrition Resources Updated for Summer Nutrition Programs
Updated resources for summer nutrition programs are available on the Child Nutrition website at The three summer programs - Summer Seamless Option, Continuation of School Lunch Program and Summer Food Service Program - allow School Food Authorities to offer meals to students during the summer months or other vacation periods.

EC Highlights Free Training Opportunities for NC Deaf-Blind Project
The NC Deaf-Blind Project is sponsoring a number of free workshops, webinars and institutes during the summer through early fall. These training opportunities are open to parents and families, teachers and other educational professionals. To learn more about these events, visit

Latest Information for EC Conference on the Web
If you’ve been waiting for more details about the Exceptional Children Conference in November be sure to check out the updated information at We’ve added information for exhibitors and more. Conference registration and hotel reservations will be available in mid-August.

Race to the Top Updates Highlight Latest Program News
Race to the Top Updates feature the latest program information for curriculum, professional development and more. The updates for May 28 are available at If you know someone who would like to receive the updates, please contact Michael Yarbrough, RttT communications specialist, at

Crafting Freedom Document Highlights Resources from NEH Workshop
Crafting Freedom: Black Artisans, Entrepreneurs, and Abolitionists of the Antebellum Upper South provides information and titles of resources from a National Endowment for the Humanities American history workshop. The document is designed for classroom teachers, however anyone interested in reference material related to this time period may find the document helpful. To view Crafting Freedom, please visit


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