Archives: August 2015
BEST-NC: Early College High Schools
25 August 2015 - 2:54, by , in Bright Lights, Comments off
Early College High Schools (ECHS) blend high schools and colleges to create an academically rigorous and supportive environment where students can attain a high school diploma and two years of college credit within five years. The school model typically targets students who are traditionally underrepresented in college, including students from low-income backgrounds, first generation college...
BEST NC - Bright Lights
25 August 2015 - 2:47, by , in Bright Lights, Comments off
In 2012, North Carolina’s public schools tied for fourth in the nation in relative school finance equity – a measure of funding fairness across K-12 public school districts in an economically diverse state. Variations in state per-pupil spending across districts were, on average, nine percent above or below the state average. That year, the gap...
BEST NC - NC Public Institutions
25 August 2015 - 2:40, by , in Bright Lights, Comments off
North Carolina is home to the oldest public university in the nation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chartered by the General Assembly in 1789, the University of North Carolina was the first public university in the United States to open its doors and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth...
BEST NC - Board Certified Teachers
25 August 2015 - 2:29, by , in Bright Lights, Comments off
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) was established in 1987 with the goal of setting high standards for the teaching profession. North Carolina’s Governor Hunt served as the first chair of the NBPTS Board of Directors, and today, the state has the largest number of National Board Certified teachers in the country. Today,...