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North Carolina House Passes Mandatory Background Checks For Food Stamp Recipients

North Carolina House Passes Mandatory Background Checks For Food Stamp Recipients | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
If anything, it's corporations that should be forced to undergo background checks before receiving federal subsidies.
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North Carolina House passes background check requirement for ...

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North Carolina House legislators have overwhelmingly approved a bill that will institute mandatory background checks for benefits recipients.
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15 Ways You Know You are a Disruptive Innovator in Higher Education

15 Ways You Know You are a Disruptive Innovator in Higher Education | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
» 15 Ways You Know You are a Disruptive Innovator in Higher Education | provoking thought & inspiring action

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  1. Your colleagues think you’re crazy, but the students think you’re awesome.
  2. You’re exhausted.
  3. If you left your institution tomorrow, they’d be screwed.
  4. Your inspiration comes from your twitter feed, blogs and experiences “in the wild” much more often than it does from a textbook or trade journal.
  5. You’re passionately curious.
  6. You juggle anywhere between 1-3 side projects at any given time.
  7. Your initiatives cannot be explained in one or two words (ie. it’s not just a weekend program for students, it’s a freakin’ EPIC experience…let me tell you more about it)
  8. Your job is a platform. It’s not just a job, it’s a way for you to inspire others and create things.
  9. You have an opinion about important matters, ideas and issues…and you share it.
  10. You’re working with offices on campus that no one in your department has worked with.
  11. Your office is not perfectly neat at all times.
  12. You stay late, not because you have to, but because this stuff is so cool and you’re in the zone.
  13. You’re not afraid of the path less traveled no matter how messy it might be.
  14. You fail at least once a day/week/month/semester–whatever it is you’re failing, and it’s because you take risks.
  15. At the core, you believe in students and they drive all that you do.
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A new wave of educational efforts across Africa exploring the use of ICTs | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

A new wave of educational efforts across Africa exploring the use of ICTs | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | NC & Other News | Scoop.it

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career: Harvard Discounting MBA Tuition by 55.8% 02-01

career: Harvard Discounting MBA Tuition by 55.8% 02-01 | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
Harvard Discounting MBA Tuition by 55.8% http://t.co/26JqJ32d0R #Harvard,#MBA,#Education,#US_Education, #Higher_Education,#Career,#HBS,#HBR
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North Carolina Lawmaker Equates Islamic Prayer With Terrorism… Then Cites Need For ‘Religious Freedom’

North Carolina Lawmaker Equates Islamic Prayer With Terrorism… Then Cites Need For ‘Religious Freedom’ | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
North Carolina Republican state Rep. Michele Presnell, who co-sponsored the state's proposal to allow an official state religion, was asked about her thoughts

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Students Shine Through Digital Portfolios - Getting Smart by Guest Author - Durham North Carolina, EdTech, Google, Google Apps for Education, PBL, portfolio, Project-based learning, smart cities, V...

Students Shine Through Digital Portfolios - Getting Smart by Guest Author - Durham North Carolina, EdTech, Google, Google Apps for Education, PBL, portfolio, Project-based learning, smart cities, V... | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
Voyager Academy Charter School in Durham, NC is a project-based learning school that currently has about 1,250 students across grades K-11. We started with 320 students in grades 4-7 in 2007 and have grown exponentially.

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'Every (NC) child will graduate career, college and citizenship ready.'

'Every (NC) child will graduate career, college and citizenship ready.' | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
A 21st century model is State Supt. Of Education Dr. June Atkinson's goal for education in the North Carolina Public Schools (NCPS).

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, February 7, 12:36 PM

June Atkinson this is.in correct not 'Every child in (NC) will graduate  career, college and citizenship ready.' Megan Cook is 13 year old elementary grade  NC child with disability in the 1st grade per NC Public School WCS record that even you have denied her enrollment and attendance for several years,now per WCS attorney Rachel Hitch 2/18/13 dated letter to her Proae Rep. Mother at that time only ae.d your best wishes and that you refered it to WCS attorney Rachel Hitch and that you have no further comment, Why then do you in the article included aay other wiae? 

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NC: Triangle universities, cities aim to create ultra-fast broadband network | WRAL Tech Wire

NC: Triangle universities, cities aim to create ultra-fast broadband network | WRAL Tech Wire | NC & Other News | Scoop.it

A consortium of universities and municipalities representing the Triangle and Winston-Salem will publish a request for proposals on Friday that could lead to a project similar to Google Fiber to North Carolina.

 

Blair Levin, a former FCC chief of staff who was a lawyer for a decade in North Carolina, and the national organization he leads, Gig.U., is supporting the effort.

 

The North Carolina Next Generation Network, chaired by Duke University Chief Information Officer Tracy Futhey, spelled outs its plans and strategy around a visit by Levin to the Triangle on Monday. The two briefed reporters about the project at the headquarters for MCNC, which operates the growing North Carolina Education and Research Network.

 

The RFP will be published through the Triangle J Council of Governments. It is being written under the direction of former Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker, who has returned to private law practice Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in Raleigh.

 

The group includes Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State and Wake Forest University as well as six municipalities: Raleigh, Durham. Chapel Hill, Cary, Carrboro and Winston-Salem.

 

Its members are hoping to find broadband providers who would be interested in working with the region to deploy an ultra-fast broadband network capable of delivering 1 gigabit speeds to businesses as well as consumers similar to the project search giant Google has launched in Kansas City called Google Fiber.

 

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With Just One iPad, Teachers Improve Classroom Lessons

With Just One iPad, Teachers Improve Classroom Lessons | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
While K-12 schools around the country search for funding to provide iPads to every student, an education researcher in North Carolina has found that even a single iPad can make a huge difference in the classroom.

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North Carolina’s Vibrant New Wine Culture — The Pour

North Carolina’s Vibrant New Wine Culture — The Pour | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
The North Carolina area known as the Research Triangle stands out for its openness toward unusual, unorthodox wines.

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North Carolina Tea Party Republicans File Bill To Establish Official State Religion | The New Civil Rights Movement

North Carolina Tea Party Republicans File Bill To Establish Official State Religion | The New Civil Rights Movement | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
In a direct assault on the U.S. Constitution, two North Carolina state Tea Party Republican lawmakers have filed a bill to allow the state to establish an official state religion.
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Lauren Timm's comment, April 10, 2013 7:32 PM
I think that having an official state religion is a good idea in some aspects, but then again we are a country filled with other cultures and religions. We could offend many people with the passing of this bill.
Drew Fuchs's comment, April 14, 2013 11:13 AM
I think that reducing the amount of religions in our world is a bad idea because it will reduce the different cultures our nation has. Also, I agree that this bill won't go very far and be anywhere near being passed.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 14, 2013 3:07 PM
North Carolina could do this, but it wouldn't be Constitutional and it could never be enforced. Separation of church and state because of the 1st amendment prohibits the government from mandating religion. It could be a symbolic gesture, but not enforceable.
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North Carolina House approves bill requiring background checks for welfare

North Carolina House approves bill requiring background checks for welfare | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
The North Carolina House has approved a bill mandating background checks for welfare recipients.

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Atkinson concerned by Senate school grading plan :: WRAL.com

Atkinson concerned by Senate school grading plan :: WRAL.com | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson said Thursday that legislation moving forward in the Senate that would assign letter grades to each North Carolina public school would provide a misleading picture of their annual performance.
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News - NCWTS Preview - North Carolina Education Lottery 200 - Official Web Site of NASCAR Team Turner Scott Motorsports

News - NCWTS Preview - North Carolina Education Lottery 200 - Official Web Site of NASCAR Team Turner Scott Motorsports | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
Turner Scott Motorsports is a NASCAR racing team based in Mooresville, North Carolina. Currently racing with Chevrolet Impala's in the Nationwide Series, and Chevrolet Silverado's in the Camping World Truck Series.
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Educational Leadership:The Principalship:Eight Ways to Model Technology Use

Educational Leadership:The Principalship:Eight Ways to Model Technology Use | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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NC group urges college tuition equality regardless of immigration status - Mountain Xpress

NC group urges college tuition equality regardless of immigration status - Mountain Xpress | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
NC group urges college tuition equality regardless of immigration status
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Let's Learn NC is a statewide campaign initiative of the Adelante Education Coalition for college tuition equality.
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Animal Advocates Praise North Carolina Lawmakers for Introducing Bill to Crack Down on Puppy Mills : The Humane Society of the United States

Animal Advocates Praise North Carolina Lawmakers for Introducing Bill to Crack Down on Puppy Mills : The Humane Society of the United States | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
Animal welfare advocates including North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare, Susie’s Law, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Humane Society of Charlotte, SPCA of Wake County, United Animal Coalition and The...
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NC State farm shows smaller is better :: WRAL.com

NC State farm shows smaller is better :: WRAL.com | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
The Agroecology Education Farm at North Carolina State University is small and sustainable, a model that scientists say is the future of farming.

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North Carolina in prime position for new broadband economy | WRAL Tech Wire

North Carolina in prime position for new broadband economy | WRAL Tech Wire | NC & Other News | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago at the N.C. Chamber’s 71st annual meeting, a vision for the North Carolina of 2030was presented.

 

Since its inception, through many generations of leaders, the chamber has acted as the trailblazer for North Carolina and its citizens. The current version of the chamber under Lew Ebert’s thoughtful guidance is no exception.

 

Part of the chamber’s 2030 vision involves a focus on North Carolina building and maintaining world-class critical infrastructures.

 

In past generations water, sewer, power, paved highways/roads, and airports defined critical infrastructure. Access to these amenities improved standards of living, access to education, provided a path to better health care, and enhanced overall quality of life. All of these remain important in 2013 and will likely be important in 2030.

 

The chamber’s 2030 vision also focuses on broadband infrastructure as critical for North Carolina’s overall prosperity. The work of the private non-profit MCNC on the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI) was highlighted in comments about the plan.

 

On its own, the GLRBI accomplishes only part of the chamber’s vision for better broadband infrastructure in North Carolina.

 

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NC: NCREN, the state's broadband highway, nears completion | WRAL Tech Wire

NC: NCREN, the state's broadband highway, nears completion | WRAL Tech Wire | NC & Other News | Scoop.it

North Carolina will soon have an infrastructure that will scale to exceed the needs of the digital world for the next decade and beyond.

 

By next spring, MCNC will have completed a $144 million expansion of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) called the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI).

 

The first phase of the project was complete in April 2012.

 

All broadband fiber associated with the first phase of the project is now active and serving Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs) including K-12 schools, universities, community colleges, health care facilities, public health facilities, libraries, research institutions, and other sectors in western and southeastern North Carolina. Also, through first-phase private-sector telecommunications company FRC, which invested $4 million into the project, fiber is now available to serve commercial businesses and last-mile consumer broadband needs in these same regions.

 

The second phase of the GLRBI currently is more than 90 percent complete.

 

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Galen and UNC Wilmington Partner for Public Archaeology Education

Galen and UNC Wilmington Partner for Public Archaeology Education | NC & Other News | Scoop.it

Cayo's Galen University is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for a Public Archaeology Education Program.

 

"The partnership is a public education program geared towards young minds to enlighten and introduce them to the field of Archaeology and Anthropology and encourage them to consider those studies for their future as well as to educate them about the importance of studying our history and preserving archaeological sites for future generations.  Dr. Scott Simmons of UNCW along with archaeology students Victor Cucul and Ismael Teul of Galen University served as “Ambassadors of the Past”, visiting the various schools on Ambergris Caye and talking about the history and culture of past civilizations, specifically the Maya, who were the original inhabitants of this entire region and whose impact and civilizations are still evident today."


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David Connolly's comment, January 2, 2013 6:30 AM
Ah ... this is exactly the sort of archaeology I love the best!
David Connolly's curator insight, January 2, 2013 6:31 AM

Partnership and education!  

the way forward

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Design Thinking Transforms Rural North Carolina School

Design Thinking Transforms Rural North Carolina School | NC & Other News | Scoop.it

"There’s so much fraught discussion over education reform, but at times, it all seems to become circular, undefinable, inconclusive. Enter 28-year-old Emily Pilloton. The founder of Project H Design has harnessed her considerable talents as a designer to tackle the struggling public education system of Bertie County, North Carolina, a rural community with a population of 20,000, a third of whom live in poverty. When she embarked on the ambitious project last year, only 27% of third-through-eighth graders were passing state standards in reading and math. With their motto to 'design with, not for,' the couple’s mission was to use education as a vehicle to inject what she calls 'creative capital' towards community development — not just resulting in new computer labs, playgrounds, and classes, but a way to galvanize the community through the school system." | via MindShift


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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, February 1, 4:29 AM

Just a few things North Carilina public schools offer not saying that they do to all that qualify but just am sharing the info. 

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Excess Fog Leaves Three dead in massive 75-car pileup near Virginia, North Carolina border

Excess Fog Leaves Three dead in massive 75-car pileup near Virginia, North Carolina border | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
Three people have been were killed and at least 20 injured after a massive 75-car pileup on Interstate 77 near the Virginia and North Carolina border Sunday afternoon, according to authorities. The crash began around 1 p.m.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, March 31, 2013 6:50 PM

Pray for their souls on this Easter Sunday and may all others injured or affected have a full and speedy recovery.

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North Carolina's Proposed State Religion Isn't as Unprecedented as It Sounds

North Carolina's Proposed State Religion Isn't as Unprecedented as It Sounds | NC & Other News | Scoop.it
The history of established churches in the early United States shows why the Tar Heel State's proposal treads on precarious ground.
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