MESSAGES 2015 :: APRIL 9, 2015


Global-Ready Designation Application/Guidance Documents on the Web
Materials that guide district and school leaders through the process of applying for the State Board of Education’s Global Ready School Designation are available online at The Global-Ready Designation provides a process for schools and districts to prepare students to live, work and contribute to an interconnected world.

Webinar/Presentation for RttT Closeout Activities now Online
A webinar and presentation highlighting program closeout activities and timelines for the Race to the Top (RttT) grant are available online at The webinar and presentation apply to school districts and charter schools approved for the No-Cost Extension to their RttT grant.

New Instructional Video on the Web for NC School Report Card
Check out the latest addition to our collection of instructional resources for the NC School Report Card - How do I Find and Compare Data? - at The short video shows you how to find and compare data in the NC School Report Card for schools, districts and the state. Resources to help you acclimate and navigate the redesigned NC School Report Cards website are added regularly. Check back often to see what’s new.

Barnes Elementary School Teacher Featured in Home Base “Teacher Spotlight”
The latest Teacher Spotlight features Monica Thompson from Barnes Elementary School in Wilson County. Barnes shares how she uses the assessment items from Schoolnet to conduct pretests that help her identify focus areas for instruction. To view this and other Teacher Spotlight videos, please visit If you’re a classroom teacher with an innovative SchoolNet instructional strategy that you would like to share, send an email to

FYI From DPI highlights People and Programs of NCDPI
FYI from DPI highlights the programs and work of the NCDPI. Check out some of latest features about the NC Public School Insurance Fund, the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools, our Educator Effectiveness Division and more at

Session Handouts from 2015 CCSA now Online
Are you looking for session handouts from the 2015 Collaborative Conference on Student Achievement? The conference website at has been updated with documents from almost every session. If you have questions about any of the resources, or are looking for a particular session handout and can’t find it, please contact, or call 919.807.3630.