More than 50 of the state's 115 local superintendents stood together today in a historic showing of unity to unveil the "North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools." The guide, created with participation and support from superintendents of all North Carolina's school districts, reflects priorities for enhancing pre-K-12 education in the state and specific strategies to achieve those goals.
"This guide is much more than a set of legislative priorities," said Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent of the Mooresville Graded Schools and president of the North Carolina School Superintendents Association. "This reflects a concerted effort by all North Carolina superintendents to outline a long-term vision of where our schools need to go and identify a path to get us there."
Edwards, flanked by a majority of the state's local superintendents at a press conference at the Raleigh Convention Center, said creation of this guide is historic for North Carolina because it reflects the shared vision and leadership of all 115 local superintendents.