Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is the NC Superintendent of Public Instruction. He was an at-large member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, and prior to moving to Winston-Salem, he taught at West Charlotte High School in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system.

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I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna test it anymore!

As state superintendent of North Carolina’s public schools, I often hear from other leaders that standardized tests help hold students,...

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Message to class of 2018 (and anyone else reading this)

Graduation is here for our high school seniors. I want to take a moment to offer unsolicited advice to the...

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Ways to show our teachers appreciation

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and I encourage everyone, whether you have a child enrolled in school or not, to show...

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Johnson: To prepare for 21st century jobs, states must make early literacy a top priority

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the 74 Million. It has been posted using their reprinting guidelines. I am...

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Doing more to help young students read across North Carolina

Our students need to be able to read proficiently by the end of third grade. If they can’t by then,...

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The talent pipeline is the key to bringing jobs to North Carolina

That we did not secure the new Toyota-Mazda facility and those 4,000 jobs was bad news. North Carolina put forth...

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North Carolina Public Schools: Accelerating into 2018

Before race drivers start a race, teams fine-tune cars to ensure ultimate performance. At your N.C. Department of Public Instruction,...

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A thank you from State Superintendent Mark Johnson

NC Superintendent Mark Johnson released a video message thanking teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12).  “National Teacher Appreciation Week...

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Our American dream

North Carolina, let’s face it. We have an education crisis. Politicians, bureaucrats, and activists are quick to proffer that public...

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Watch Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

In connection with its October meeting, the State Board of Education will visit Winston-Salem to observe our schools. I would...