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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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."
"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
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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