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1. Advocacy

NCASA gives NC school leaders a voice to help policymakers focus on the support needed to educate all K-12 students, the future of our state and nation.

2. Relationships

NCASA connects school administrators for sharing best practices in educational leadership and builds bridges with state leaders to address issues facing schools and school districts.

3. Resources

NCASA provides top-notch professional development offering CEU credits toward licensure, timely updates on important education news, and legal and policy expertise to help school leaders navigate daily challenges in their work.

NCASA unites more than 7,000 members – including superintendents, principals, central office directors, and others involved in supporting K-12 education – for the common mission of ensuring student success through visionary leadership.

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Most Recent News

PEPSC Sends Forward Principal Portfolio Assessment Recommendation

The North Carolina Professional Education Preparation and Standards Commission (PEPSC) met Thursday, May 9, to hear a presentation from the Principal Task Force on recommendations for the North Carolina Principal Portfolio Assessment (NCPPA). The purpose and work of the task force for the past few months was to gather broad stakeholder input on the portfolio-based assessment system and internship component.

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General Assembly Passes Budget Technical Corrections Bill

State lawmakers this week quickly passed a 60-page bill that includes various “technical corrections” to the 2023 state budget passed in October, including several changes related to public education. While many of these provisions are limited to certain districts, a few of the changes will affect all public school districts, including a clarification that allows for parental opt-out of student participation in the North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey, a requirement that high school students complete the required Career Development Plan within 90 days of enrollment (beginning with the 2024-2025 school year), and more.

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Governor Cooper Prioritizes Public Education In State Budget Proposal

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) shared his recommendations for the 2024-2025 state budget on Wednesday, as lawmakers returned to Raleigh for the start of the 2024 legislative short session. Governor Cooper, who previously declared 2024 to be “The Year of Public Schools,” proposed investing over $1 billion in public schools while placing a moratorium on the Opportunity Scholarship Program, or private school vouchers.

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House Select Committee On Substance Abuse Proposes School Bathroom Monitoring

The House Select Committee on Substance Abuse met Tuesday, April 16, to hear a Pew Charitable Trust presentation and discuss five recommendations to the General Assembly. During these discussions, Rep. Donna McDowell White (R-Johnston) emphasized the importance of preventative measures, proposing bathroom monitoring in public schools, and said that drug use and exchanges are happening every day in school bathrooms.

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Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee Focuses On SparkNC

The Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (JLEOC) held its second meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 26, with most of the meeting focused on SparkNC, a new state-supported pilot program that exposes high school students to high-tech learning experiences and careers. The NC General Assembly previously provided $3 million for the program in the 2023 state budget to help 17 initial school districts create “SparkLabs” in which students can explore growing fields like artificial intelligence, software development, cybersecurity, and robotics.

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Our weekly newsletter.

NCASA offers a weekly e-newsletter EXCLUSIVELY to our members and affiliated partners as a valuable item of their annual membership. Below you can access one of our previous newsletters and read important news on education happening at state and national levels. Find out more about our membership levels here.

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