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Belk Center classroom

Feb 8, 2022

Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research Launches Rural College Leaders Program

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with Achieving the Dream, has launched the Rural College Leaders Program (RCLP) – a capacity-building program designed to close equity gaps and improve student outcomes for 10 community colleges serving rural communities in North Carolina. 

2017 Friday Medalists

Nov 20, 2017

7 Superintendents of Rural School Districts in North Carolina Receive 2017 Friday Medal

Seven superintendents of rural school districts in North Carolina received the 2017 Friday Medals in recognition their strong, innovative leadership that includes documented results in improving students' learning and implementing digital-age approaches to teaching and learning. Among the recipients are two alumni and a teaching assistant professor at the NC State College of Education. 

North Carolina Map of TIP Districts

Oct 10, 2017 New Partnership Created to Address Teacher Shortage

“We appreciate the opportunity to participate in [the TIP Teaching Scholars Award] partnership, which will allow us to select very highly qualified teachers to fill much needed math and science positions in the Onslow County School System,” Onslow County Schools Associate Superintendent of Human Resources Barry Collins told the Jacksonville Daily News. 

College of Education Student for N&O

Oct 10, 2017

N&O: Program Targets Rural Teacher Shortages

Of a new partnership to create a teacher pipeline for underserved areas in North Carolina, NC State College of Education Dean Mary Ann Danowitz tells the Raleigh News & Observer: "The question became, what can we do fast to get qualified teachers into the areas with the strongest needs?”