NCSSA Updates for NC Regional Education Service Alliances
NCSSA will be traveling across the state to update our local RESAs and their members. We look forward to seeing you soon!
NWRESA | August 14, 2019
Sandhills RESA | September 13, 2019
SERESA | October 17, 2019
CCRESA | December 12, 2019
SWRESA | January 10, 2020
WRESA | March 13, 2020
PTEC | April 3, 2020
"Love per Square Foot" with NCSSA & Moseley Architects
Through the North Carolina Academy to Envision Tomorrow's Schools, many of the state's best teachers teamed up with architects and designers to imagine how K-12 facilities might deliver more student-centered and community engaged learning. Click here to read more.
"Dr. Tony Jackson has developed a culture of innovation and excellence at Vance County Schools," said Jack Hoke, Executive Director of the North Carolina School Superintendents' Association. "He has created countless leadership opportunities for administrators, teachers and support staff, and has encouraged risk-taking by all employees to improve student outcomes. The district has shown tremendous gains academically, while athletics and the arts have thrived as a source of pride for the district. Dr. Jackson is a champion of community engagement and always closes every presentation with #VanceCountyProud. He is very deserving of this honor."
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Camden Dillard was a husband, father and a man of great ambition. He was an administrator in the child nutrition department in the Rockingham County school system and a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he was enrolled in his last class to earn his Bachelor of Science degree, but then tragedy struck.
In July, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. Because of his illness, he was unable to complete his last class. His supervisor Erselle Young got an idea after visiting Camden in his hospital room at Wake Forest Baptist. She asked the superintendent of Rockingham County Schools, Dr. Rodney Shotwell, to intervene and ask UNCG to waive Camden’s last class and award him his diploma.
"I wanted Cam to know that he graduated before he passed, but the big piece is I wanted his kids to be able to see what their dad was able to do ... when you see somebody that things are going well for, be the person to make the difference because you never know the impact that it's going to have."
With schools statewide remaining closed for student instruction for a third week, state policymakers have continued to focus on urgent school district concerns, such as personnel leave and supplemental funding, while also beginning to address the numerous other areas that are expected to be impacted by the coronavirus.
The State Board of Education met via conference call on Friday, March 27 to address certain time-sensitive topics relating to COVID-19, such as grading guidance, distribution of new funding in response to the coronavirus, and approval of a new state of emergency leave policy. Many of these topics were brought to the Board’s attention in a recommendations document created and shared with policymakers by the NC Association of School Administrators (NCASA) and one of NCASA’s core affiliates, the NC School Superintendents’ Association (NCSSA).
As schools remain closed statewide for student instruction for a second week, school leaders and state policymakers have continued to work together to propose solutions for supporting our public schools, students, and staff during this difficult time. In order to provide its members with ongoing access to the latest and most helpful resources for addressing COVID-19-related issues, the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) has launched a new resource page containing comprehensive NCASA updates, real-time access to government briefings and meetings, as well as a compilation of helpful summaries and guidance documents from across public and private sectors.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year.