The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Dr. Valerie H. Bridges, superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools, as the recipient of the Dr. Brad Sneeden Leadership Award. The award is presented in honor and recognition of a superintendent who has demonstrated a strong commitment to life-long learning, unwavering integrity in leadership and transformation of vision into action.
Governor Roy Cooper and Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen on Wednesday released the updated StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (Toolkit) taking effect July 30th to help schools set COVID-19 safety protocols for the 2021-2022 school year.
Due to the July 4th holiday, the July meeting of the NC State Board of Education (SBE) was condensed and held virtually on Thursday, July 8. Members approved “unpacking documents” for grades 6-12 social studies courses, recommendations not to advance certain charter school applicants, and updates to the 2021 Middle/Junior High School Athletic Manual. Click READ MORE to access the full July SBE summary.
The North Carolina School Superintendents' Association (NCSSA) has announced the selection of Dr. Barry Williams, Superintendent of Gates County Schools, as the recipient of the Dr. Dwayne Stalling Leadership Award. The award is presented in honor and recognition of a superintendent who has demonstrated a strong dedication to public education, commitment to academic excellence, and a continual focus on professional growth and student learning. This inaugural award is presented to a superintendent serving a school district in northeast North Carolina who is a member of the Northeast Regional Education Service Alliance (NERESA). NERESA is a professional alliance that supports and enhances educational services and resources for the member districts.