Dr. June Atkinson

June Atkinson is the state superintendent of public instruction for North Carolina. Read her full profile here >>

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Welcome back to school message from Superintendent June Atkinson

North Carolina State Superintendent June Atkinson welcomes school and district staff, students, and families back to school for the 2016-17...

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Groups help bridge the school-supply gap

It’s a sure sign that summer is beginning to wind down when back-to-school ads begin to outnumber those for sunscreen...

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Walking the razor’s edge

Vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice are all values central to an effective teacher. As a life-long educator and now as...

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Prepare to thank a teacher: May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week

Ask any adult to think back to their youth and remember who made a difference in their lives. Chances are...

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Giving five to promote summer reading

Three years ago, the Department of Public Instruction launched the first statewide Give Five – Read Five campaign because research...

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What’s next?

It’s the year 2025. Children hear stories from their grandparents about a time when teachers assigned grades of A through...

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Teacher pay increase: The time is now

When the first state superintendent of public instruction, Calvin H. Wiley presented his report to the General Assembly in the...

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My predictions for public education in 2016

Many make predictions at the beginning of a new year. The following are my thoughts on what 2016 may mean...

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A teacher’s gift

If you were to come into my home and look in my pantry, you would see a spice rack with...

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CTE changes and saves lives

“When am I ever going to use this stuff?” Students ask teachers this question every day. For Mary Kelly, a...

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The education ensemble

One of DPI’s core areas of work is standards development. Our staff members work with many other partners across the...

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Post, tweet, repeat: IBM offers school leaders social media lessons

Now more than ever, there are so many ways to share information with students, parents, teachers, school and district leaders,...