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Details: Please see our entries "Special Education" and the "Governor Morehead School." In addition, we have numerous entries on efforts and individuals involved in the development of the state's educational programs for the blind and deaf

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Details: North Carolina’s 1776 constitution guaranteed the state’s citizens a system of public education:. That a school or schools shall be established by the Legislature, for the convenient instruction of youth, with such salaries to the masters, paid by the public, as may enable them to instruct at low prices; and all useful learning shall be duly encouraged, and promoted, in one or more

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Public Education- Part 1: Introduction NCpedia

Details: The history of public education in North Carolina reflects the state's development from its primarily rural, agrarian beginnings to its position in the early 2000s as a national leader in agriculture, technology, and industry.Turning points in the growth of the public school system include the establishment of common schools in the early nineteenth century and of the first graded schools in

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Adult Education NCpedia

Details: The history, purposes, and philosophy of adult education in North Carolina generally parallel those of adult education elsewhere in the United States, while manifesting some significant regional differences. Continuing education, literacy, adult basic education, higher education, professional for-profit business training, and workplace training are all important forms of adult education in the

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All Education Entries NCpedia

Details: Adult Education. Advancement School. Alford, Arthur Stafford. American Association of University Women. American Indian Education. American Missionary Association. Appalachian Industrial School. Asheville Female College. Asheville Normal and Collegiate Institute.

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Special Education NCpedia

Details: Special education, also known as "education of exceptional children," has had a long history in North Carolina. Exceptional children are those "who deviate from what is supposed to be average in physical, mental, emotional or social characteristics to such an extent that they require special educational services in order to develop their maximum capacity." From as early as 1816, people pushed

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Medical Education

Details: The education of physicians and surgeons conforms to standards set down by Abraham Flexner’s report, to craft physicians differentiated by their service to the public good. Seven medical schools have been founded in North Carolina since the end of the Civil War.

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Private Education- Part 1: Introduction NCpedia

Details: Private education has had a long, diverse, and distinguished history in North Carolina. The state's private schools, both on the preparatory and college levels, have grown from the initial efforts of a few individual teachers during settlement and the early colonial period to more than 600 academies and 36 colleges and universities. The success or failure of the earliest schools often

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American Indian Education NCpedia

Details: The law required that Indian education in the segregated system be equal to that of the white community, but in reality, the local, county, and state governments often underfunded Indian education. To help Indian students gain a full high school education, the state opened the East Carolina Indian School in 1942 in the Coharie Indian community

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North Carolina's Historically Black Colleges and

Details: Education for African Americans was sparse, especially in the South with laws such as North Carolina's that prohibited teaching enslaved persons to read and write. It was a rare occurrence for an African American to be literate. While there were a few schools dedicated to African American education in the North prior to the Civil War, the first

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Schools for Freed Peoples, 1860s NCpedia

Details: The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935. 1988. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988. Image Credit: An 1868 engraving of “James's Plantation School” in North Carolina. This freedmen's school is possibly one of those established by Horace James on the Yankee or Avon Hall plantations in Pitt County in 1866.

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Details: Governor Charles Brantley Aycock. in which he talks about the importance of education.. Historical commentary addresses the tensions between Aycock's views on education and his views on race. Gentlemen of the General Assembly, you will not have aught to fear when you make ample provision for the education of the whole people. Rich and poor alike are bound by promise and necessity to …

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Details: These tables of data appeared at the front of a 1903 State Board of Education report on the State Colored Normal Schools. They compare the wealth of black and white North Carolinians and provide information on the colored schools, the state’s free public schools for …

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North Carolina's 36 Independent Colleges & Universities

Details: North Carolina's 36 Independent Colleges & Universities Peace College, Raleigh, NC Today North Carolina has the following 36 independent colleges and universities accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. These institutions are affiliated with 14 different religious denominations and enroll over 80,000 students.

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Public Education- Part 3: The First Graded Schools, the

Details: The outlook for public education in North Carolina became more hopeful with the adoption of the state's so-called radical Constitution of 1868, a relatively progressive document that provided for a "general and uniform" public school system, free to children aged 6 to 21 and funded by "taxation and otherwise," to be administered by an elected

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Public Education- Part 5: Desegregation and Equality in

Details: Part 5: Desegregation and Equality in Public Education. Civil rights-particularly those of African Americans-was the locus of change in public schools throughout the 1950s and 1960s. School desegregation in North Carolina, as in other southern states, was a long and arduous process. Absent, however, were the strident pronouncements of detractors such as Mississippi's Theodore Bilbo and …

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North Carolina Women's Colleges NCpedia

Details: According to the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., Salem College is the 13th oldest college in the United States and the oldest women's college by founding date (1772). Salem College was started by the Moravians. It began as a day school and in 1802 it became the first higher education institution for women in the state.

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Normal School NCpedia

Details: Normal schools in the United States were initially one- or two-year schools and prepared attendees to teach elementary school. Secondary school teacher training was generally taught in a college or university setting. Normal schools became “teachers colleges,” and by the 1950s, all levels of teacher education were available through an

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State Board of Education NCpedia

Details: The North Carolina Constitution of 1868 established the State Board of Education to provide overall policy direction for programs and services offered through the state's public schools. The board's membership and specific powers and duties have been changed by both constitutional amendments and legislative enactments over the years.

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Advancement School NCpedia

Details: The North Carolina Advancement School in Winston-Salem was one of the education initiatives of Governor Terry Sanford (1961-65), who conceived it as a counterpart to the Gifted and Talented Programs begun in 1962. With North Carolina's school dropout rate among the nation's highest at 40 percent, Sanford wanted to address the needs of academic underachievers-those with average or …

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Public Education- Part 4: Expansion, Consolidation, and

Details: The legislature began to fund public elementary schools for African Americans in 1910 and established the Division of Negro Education in 1921 to oversee the education of black children in many rural schools. High schools for blacks became available only after …

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For Teachers! Resource & Activities from North Carolina

Details: The N.C. Department of Transportation's Education Initiatives Program works to advance a wide range of programs and activities that focus heavily on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – beginning in kindergarten and all the way to graduate school. Let's Go NC! Program K-12 Education Initiatives Program

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Details: Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, began in 1950, when the NAACP recruited 13 black parents to attempt to enroll their children in neighborhood schools. They were denied entrance, and the NAACP filed a lawsuit on their behalf. By the time the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court, Brown had been consolidated with similar cases from Delaware

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Public Education- Part 6: Reform, Innovation, and the

Details: Part 6: Reform, Innovation, and the Modernization of Public Schools. North Carolina's public schools continued to expand in the final decades of the twentieth century. The 1960s and 1970s saw a greater focus on early childhood education, with the statewide establishment of …

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Details: The first efforts to provide formal education in Carolina were made by religious groups — the Society of Friends, whose members were also known as Quakers, the Baptists, and the Presbyterians. The Anglican Church, which was also called the Church of England, had an organization that offered schooling for young boys as one of its missions: the

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Governor Morehead School NCpedia

Details: The Governor Morehead School, North Carolina's school for the blind, opened in 1845 as the North Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind.This state-supported, educational program for students with disabilities was one of the first of its kind in the South. William D. Cooke of the Deaf and Dumb Institution at Staunton, Va., wrote to North Carolina governor John

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Private Education- Part 3: Antebellum Growth, the Civil

Details: Female education progressed much more slowly: it was not deemed necessary to train young women in anything but the domestic arts, with a little French, music, dancing, and drawing sometimes added. Before there were female academies in the state, classes for girls were sometimes provided in the boys' schools by women teachers.

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American Missionary Association NCpedia

Details: The American Missionary Association (AMA) was a Christian educational organization founded on 3 Sept. 1846 in Albany, N.Y., through the antislavery coalition of the Union Missionary Society, the Committee for West Indian Missions, and the Western Evangelical Missionary Society. The organization was born amid the protests of Christian

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Details: A strong proponent of education, he created the Smart Start program and was an early advocate of teaching standards. In 1984, he lost a hard-fought campaign for U.S. Senate against Jesse Helms that remains the most expensive in state history. After leaving office in 2001, he went to work for the Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice law firm, and the

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Teaching of Evolution NCpedia

Details: The curriculum guides for science education in North Carolina's public schools, revised occasionally by the Department of Public Instruction, have been consistently supportive of evolutionary principles. The guides of 1930 and 1935 endorsed the teaching of evolution and recommended certain facts to illustrate it.

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School Desegregation NCpedia

Details: Although this system had existed since the foundation of North Carolina’s public education system in the 1800s, the United States Supreme Court in 1954 ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional and must end. After that Supreme Court ruling, North Carolina had to desegregate its schools.

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Details: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education (1971) was the supreme court’s first busing case. After busing was declared to be a legal tool for school desegregation. Adams v. Richardson case charged the department of health, education and welfare (HEW) with neglecting their duties to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Private Education- Part 2: Private Academies in Colonial

Details: References: R. D. W. Connor, "Genesis of Higher Education in North Carolina," NCHR 28 (January 1951). Charles L. Coon, North Carolina Schools and Academies, 1790-1840 (1915). Calvin Criner, "Non-Public Schools in North Carolina," Popular Government 42 (Spring 1977). Rebecca Webster Graves, "Nonpublic Schools Revisited: A Comparative Study of Nonpublic Education in North Carolina from …

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Murphey, Archibald DeBow NCpedia

Details: There is also a summary of education in Caswell Co. on p. 64 in The beginnings of public education in North Carolina; A Documentary History 1790-1840 by Charles Lee Coon (1908). You may also want to look in North Carolina schools and academies, 1790-1840, a documentary history to see if there is additional information.

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Vocational Education NCpedia

Details: Vocational education-sometimes referred to as occupational or technical education-is an organized educational program that trains individuals for paid or unpaid employment or for additional preparation for a career that does not require a baccalaureate or advanced degree.

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Public Schools in North Carolina in the Great Depression

Details: Public education. In 1933 the General Assembly voted to control all of the public schools; this made North Carolina the first state with such a system. Because many county or local governments did not have the money to support public education during the …

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Abraham Galloway NCpedia

Details: Abraham Galloway, former slave, Union spy and military recruiter, militant abolitionist, advocate for Black suffrage, North Carolina Republican Party organizer, delegate to the Convention of 1868, and State Senator, was born on February 8, 1837 in Smithville, North Carolina – a small coastal port town known today as Southport in Brunswick County.

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Inborden, Thomas Sewell NCpedia

Details: 6 Jan. 1865–10 Mar. 1951. Thomas Sewell Inborden, black educator, was born near Upperville, about sixteen miles from Winchester, Va., the son of freeborn parents. His maternal grandmother was descended from a distinguished white family from the "upper neck" of Virginia. In 1882, after attending a local public school, Inborden left home, on

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State Board of Education NCpedia

Details: The North Carolina Constitution of 1868 established the State Board of Education to provide overall policy direction for programs and services offered through the state's public schools. The board's membership and specific powers and duties have been changed by both constitutional amendments and legislative enactments over the years.

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Newbold, Nathan Carter NCpedia

Details: 27 Dec. 1871–23 Dec. 1957. Nathan Carter Newbold, educator, public servant, and longtime director of the Division of Negro Education in North Carolina, was born in Pasquotank County, near Elizabeth City, and lived his entire life—except for periods of educational residence—in the state.His parents, both members of old-line North Carolina families, were William and Sarah Trueblood Newbold.

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Pearsall Plan NCpedia

Details: On 17 May 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. In the years that followed, the southern states individually passed legislation designed to resist Brown.North Carolina's Pearsall Plan of 1956 did not in theory preclude the formation of integrated schools, but it did offer parents and local school

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Sappony Indians NCpedia

Details: Committees address specific community concerns such as education, cultural and public relations, and economic development. All positions in the tribe are voluntary. The Sappony were legislatively recognized by the state of North Carolina in 1911 and by the state of Virginia in 1913 and had about 850 tribal members as of 2011.

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Claxton, Philander Priestley NCpedia

Details: Claxton's early education was given in the public schools of Bedford County. He was graduated from the Turrentine Academy near his home in 1878 and that fall entered the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, from which he was graduated in 1882 with a B.A. degree. Five years later he earned his M.A. degree from the same university.

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Constitution, State NCpedia

Details: In addition, the new constitution addressed the ongoing needs of public education, especially regarding funding, school attendance, and organization of the State Board of Education. The legislature's responsibility to support higher education, not just among the campuses of the consolidated University of North Carolina, was also affirmed.

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Bingham School NCpedia

Details: The Bingham School was actually a series of classical academies overseen by three generations of the Bingham family over a period of 135 years. The esteem in which these teachers were held was such that any school they managed came to be known as the Bingham School. The first schoolmaster in the line was Presbyterian minister William Bingham, born in Ireland and educated in Scotland.

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Civil Rights Movement- Part 1: Introduction NCpedia

Details: Civil Rights Movement. Additional research provided by Scott Matthews, Sally Mullikin, and Wiley J. Williams. Part 1: Introduction; Part 2: Roots of Civil Rights Activism in North Carolina; Part 3: Brown v. Board of Education and White Resistance to School Desegregation; Part 4: Integration Efforts in the Workplace, Sit-Ins, and Other

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Private Education- Part 4: Decline, Desegregation, and the

Details: Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas outlawing segregation in public education. The state's white leadership, with widespread white support, sought to stop integration with the Pearsall Plan , which gave local citizens the right to close down public schools if faced with desegregation and provided state tuition credits for any white child to

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NC Commission of Indian Affairs NCpedia

Details: Today, the commission coordinates and helps with many programs and events. For example, it sponsors an Educational Talent Search Program, which offers education and career counseling to youth ages eleven to twenty-seven in several counties where test scores are low, many students drop out of school, and unemployment levels are high. The program

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