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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  –  April 15, 2016

Upcoming Events

April 15, 2016

SECU Scholarship Information due to Office of Charter Schools


April 29, 2016

Charter School Board Chair and Vice Chair Information due in EDDIE

May 4 - 5, 2016

State Board of Education Meeting


May 10, 2016

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates



Exceptional Children's (EC) Leadership Institute for Charter Schools



Attached is a memo regarding the 2016-17 Charter EC Leadership Institute Cohort. Please direct questions or concerns to Kevin Allen and Rob McQuat via the information provided below. 



Kevin Allen (919 807-3995 /

Rob McOuat (336 416-1695 /




Attachment:   Memo-CECLI 2016-17 Cohort 0416

NC Professional Development

Effective Teacher Practices Early Childhood Emotional-Social StandardsProfessional Development Opportunity

Please see the attached professional development opportunity:  Effective Teacher Practices Supporting the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development – Emotional-Social Standards.


For further information, please contact Dr. Vivian James at 919-218-8384, or email her at For questions about registration, please contact Matt Coy at 919-962-7300, or email him at

Attachment:   Foundations Training Memo_Garland_April 2016

Student Leadership Institute

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is pleased to announce its fifth annual NCDPI Student Leadership Institute (SLI). This four-day institute for rising fourth through twelfth graders is designed to prepare students to take active roles in their schools and communities through service-learning. 

The institute will take place on the beautiful campus of Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC from June 13 through 16, 2016. Institute facilitators will engage participants in active, minds-on, hands-on learning that will assist students and their adult mentors with developing the skills needed to engage in  service experiences that are aligned to the curriculum.

For eligibility requirements and application, visit: .  The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

For questions about the institute or the application, please contact one of the following:

Bernadette Cole: - 919-807-3847; Fay Gore: ;  or Nakisha Floyd:

Multi-Tiered System of Support

Multi-Tiered System of Support Update

Thank you for your continued support of the state development of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). The NC DPI MTSS Team was pleased to receive over 45 Readiness Instruments from Charter Schools across the state. This amount of response is a result of the dedication of your staff to implement and assess layers of support for all students. Based on these results, the DPI Team will select Cohort 3 and Cohort 4 to begin the blended learning course in September 2016. All Charter Schools that submitted a Readiness Instrument will receive a link to their results, which includes a suggested action plan for establishing readiness.


We will build an MTSS framework together!  If you want to go fast, go alone. If  you want to go far, go together.   - Unknown

Exceptional Children's Summer Institutes



Attached please find the list of 2016 Summer Institutes available to teachers and related services personnel.


If you need additional information, contact Paula Crawford at or 919 807-3298.



Attachment:     Memo- EC Summer Institutes

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