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Draft 3.0 of the NC Essential Standards are posted below. These updated drafts are based on continued refinement based on the feedback received from the field. An analysis of the trends from the public comments and the 3.0 drafts will be presented to North Carolina State Board of Education for discussion at the August 2009 Board Meeting. www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards
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NCBCE Presentation 2009
More than ever, businesses in North Carolina recognize that part of being successful means cultivating homegrown talent.
The state’s businesses and public education system have struggled through a recession and debilitating budget cuts, which often meant putting ingenuity behind survival. Leaders realize that to succeed they can’t work alone. Some, including representatives of multinational corporations, a consulting firm and state government, gathered recently to discuss challenges they face and ways they’re moving forward.
Participating were Robert Eaves, who, as Gov. Bev Perdue’s husband, is first gentleman of North Carolina and creator of Students@Work; Albert Eckel, a partner at Eckel & Vaughn in Raleigh; Howard Lee, who at the time was executive director of the N.C. Education Cabinet; Eric Robertson, strategic alliance manager for Microsoft Education; Bill Shore, director of U.S. community partnerships for GlaxoSmithKline PLC at Research Triangle Park; and Tina Wilson, manager of corporate citizenship and corporate affairs for IBM Corp. at RTP. BNC Publisher Ben Kinney moderated the round table, sponsored by Microsoft Education and IBM and hosted by IBM at its RTP headquarters. Click here to read the full story.
Education Learning Trip Bring Bill and Melinda Gates To NC Bill and Melinda Gates recently visited North Carolina schools and colleges for what they termed a two-day “learning trip." As co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they have been actively involved in education initiatives across the nation. This was the first visit to North Carolina for the Microsoft founder and his wife to meet with students and teachers. The Gates visited West Charlotte High School to see how that school is using data to better serve students and identify teaching strategies that are working. They also met with students at Central Piedmont Community College where they asked students to describe their work and the challenges of paying for college. The Gates surprised students in Durham at the Performance Learning Center, a partnership between Durham Public Schools and Communities in Schools for students who have dropped out of school or who are at-risk of dropping out. At their final stop in North Carolina, they met with education and policy leaders in Raleigh. Bill and Melinda Gates talked to that group that included former Governor Jim Hunt, Duke University President Richard Broadhead, Education Cabinet Director Howard Lee and North Carolina Business Committee for Education Director Tricia Willoughby about the work of the Gates Foundation to support students and schools.
| Duke President, Richard Broadhead, Microsoft Founder, Bill Gates, and NC Education Cabinet’s Howard Lee talk about education in North Carolina
Business Education Round Table: Minding Their Business
When it comes to improving the public-education system, school officials say they depend on the help of industry leaders.
“It’s quite rare to have a school superintendent invite us to the table.”
— Bill Shore, GSK
Click here to read the full article as it appears in the December, 2009 issue of Business North Carolina.