• INNOVATOR Nov. 28, 2012

    In this issue:
    - Commentary: Learning in the classroom and workplace
    - Rural high schools stress college credit
    - Dual enrollment success in rural Virginia
    - Demographic shifts put focus on gaps
    - and more news from New Schools

    28 NOV 2012


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  • INNOVATOR Oct. 29, 2012

    In this issue:
    - New Schools: Less Project, More Promise
    - NC STEP expands, seeks more candidates
    - Twitter chats on teaching start TODAY
    - Study: Dual enrollment boosts outcomes
    - More news from New Schools ...

    29 OCT 2012


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  • Vision 2015

    North Carolina New Schools is pleased to announce its Vision 2015 plan, the result of a year-long strategic planning process by the Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, staff,  and more than 150 leaders in business, government and education to sustain the organization's role as a trusted partner in the complex and challenging work of school change. Vision 2015 builds upon earlier plans in 2006 and 2009 that also engaged experts, policy makers and educators across North Carolina and the country.

    With Vision 2015, NC New Schools will build upon its talent development strategies, tools for school design and development, and national, state and local partnerships to address three overarching goals:

    • Advance STEM education: Accelerate rigor and skills development among graduates by partnering with committed schools/districts and by providing explicit connections to higher education and to business and industry.
    • Advance workforce development: Support the creation of a seamless education and training system, including linking students and teachers to workplace learning, by working with local, state and national partners.
    • Advance innovation: Scale innovation that works across school districts and regions with local, state and national partners; push the boundaries of change through research and development.

    25 OCT 2012


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  • INNOVATOR Sept. 25, 2012

    In this issue:
    - Commentary by Tony Habit: Securing their prosperity and ours
    - More focus on "middle jobs," study urges
    - Black males more likely to graduate in NC
    - And more news from New Schools ...

    25 SEP 2012


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  • INNOVATOR Aug. 15, 2012

    In this issue:

    - Lesson from the field: Why science matters
    - NCNSP partner schools show strong results - Grad rates climb
    - Report: NC faces economic challenges
    - Students: High marks to innovative schools 
    - Learning by doing
    - and more news from New Schools

    15 AUG 2012


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  • INNOVATOR June 12, 2012

    In this issue:
    - Graduates: Innovation yields preparation
    - Mitchell honored with Jay Robinson award 
    - High school, university innovate together
    - STEM leader to speak at Summer Institute
    - and more news from New Schools ...

    12 JUN 2012


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  • INNOVATOR May 16, 2012

    In this issue:
    - Technology as tool for teaching, learning
    - Panel: Harness technology effectively  
    - Early college graduates earn head start
    - and more news from New Schools ...

    16 MAY 2012


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  • Beaufort Hyde News | Early finish historic for BCCC graduates

    Two Hyde County students made history Friday night at the 45th annual Beaufort County Community College graduation exercises. Maggie Anderson, of Lake Landing, and Maurita Harris, of Fairfield, became the first Early College High School students to earn associate degrees from BCCC which they earned along with a high school diploma. [Mattamuskeet Early College High School, in Beaufort County, is an NCNSP-partner school.]

    For their efforts they received a standing ovation from the crowd of some 1,000 students, family members and BCCC officials, faculty and staff members who attended the graduation exercises at Washington High School. "Many students will take the opportunity to attend the Early College High School and graduate," said Wesley Beddard, BCCC dean of instruction, in introducing the two to the audience. "But you will always be the first."

    Anderson and Harris completed the five-year program in four years -- a year ahead of their fellow ECHS classmates -- thanks to a grueling academic schedule and honed time management skills, the two said in an interview before the graduation ceremony.

    (Download PDF for complete news article)

    16 MAY 2012


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  • Vision 2015: Workforce Development Report

    The March 28, 2012 forum was the third in a series of events as NCNSP reached out across the state and nation for input and recommendations to help it build its strategic plan, Vision 2015: Scaling Excellence in Public Education. NCNSP's mission is to accelerate systemic, sustainable innovation in secondary schools across the state, with the vision that every student in North Carolina graduates ready for college, careers and life. Following this and other input sessions, NCNSP's Board will finalize its three-year strategic plan, which will begin on July 1, 2012.

    Throughout the forum, the message resonating throughout is that the future of both our country's security and our country's economy is linked to better student and teacher achievement. This message is underscored by a report that was released by the Council on Foreign Relations just one week earlier. That report, entitled U.S. Education Reform and National Security, warned that "Educational failure puts the United States' future economic prosperity, global position, and physical safety at risk."

    14 MAY 2012


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  • Vision 2015: Technology Panel Report

    The North Carolina New Schools Project (NCNSP) is reaching out across the state and nation for input and recommendations as its Board of Directors builds Vision 2015: Scaling Excellence in Public Education. NCNSP's mission is to accelerate systemic, sustainable innovation in secondary schools across the state, with the vision that every student in North Carolina graduates ready for college, careers and life. 

    As part of the Vision 2015 process, Jim Whitehurst, president & CEO of Red Hat, hosted the Technology Strategic Planning Forum on Tuesday, February 21, 201 and a follow-up session to respond to initial recommendations on March 20, 201 at the Red Hat Headquarters in Raleigh, NC. Whitehurst convened a panel of experts to hear and provide feedback to national and statewide authorities on technology and education. The information gathered in the forum provided NCNSP with guidance and recommendations for tapping the vast cultural, scientific and technological assets of North Carolina to ensure that schools evolve as engines of creativity and invention, equipping and inspiring future innovators, leaders and citizens.

    14 MAY 2012


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