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Superintendents announce vision for public schools

The North Carolina School Superintendents Association released its vision for state public schools yesterday at the Raleigh Convention Center. “The North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools,” includes six goals that touch on everything from assessments to digital learning. The Association also released “Key Strategies” associated with each of their goals. These include giving regular public schools the same flexibility as charter schools, increasing salary and benefits for school professionals, and limiting the amount of accountability-related assessments, among others. 

State Superintendent June Atkinson had the following to say of the NCSSA’s Guide. 

“Local school superintendents in North Carolina made history this week when they stood united to unveil their vision and leadership document on how North Carolina can strengthen its public schools. I applaud this leadership and support the identified focus areas, especially related to prepared graduates, digital learning, human capital and funding our public schools at a higher level. While every school district has its own unique challenges and strengths, all public schools stand to benefit when educators stand together on behalf of the 1.5 million public school students in our state.”

Go here for the Executive Summary of the NCSSA’s vision: NCSSA_ExecutiveSummary_Web-2

Go here for the full report: NCSSA_FullReport_Web-2

 

Alex Granados

Alex Granados is senior reporter for EducationNC.