MESSAGES 2014 :: JULY 25, 2014


Dr. Atkinson Discusses Success of Give Five - Read Five in Latest Blog Post
In her blog post for July 15, State Superintendent June Atkinson highlights the success of the Give Five - Read Five campaign by sharing a letter from Libby Bowes, team leader for the Give Five - Read Five campaign for her church in Garner. Libby’s group collected and distributed 27,000 books to teachers from eight area schools. Statewide, the Give Five - Read Five campaign provided 277, 334 books this year, double the amount of books collected last year. To view this and earlier blog posts, please visit

Child Nutrition Agreements Page Updated with 2014-15 Material
The Agreements page for the Child Nutrition website has been updated with material for 2014-15. Also included with the agreements are lists of helpful hints. The updated agreements and helpful hints documents are available at

Home Base Highlights
Several new resources have been added to the Home Base toolkit:

NCDPI YouTube Channel Highlights Learning Success in RttT Videos
A series of short videos highlighting how Race to the Top is looking in classrooms across our state is now available on the NCDPI’s YouTube Channel. Check out how we are improving instruction and educator effectiveness, and home and school connections at

NC Supports Military Children Website Features Educational Support Resources
North Carolina is home to the third largest military population in the U.S., including over 59,000 school-age children of active duty military, Guard and Reserves. A list of educational resources for military families, including liaisons, agreements and online material is available on the NC Supports Military Children website at

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 June 25 are available at If you know someone who would like to receive the updates, please contact Michael Yarbrough, RttT communications specialist, at