Union County Public Schools recently announced the district received a $50, 000 award from LEARN NC, an offshoot from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Education.
“We are extremely excited to get this award, ” Deputy Superintendent David Clarke said. “As we have had to tighten our belts with budget cuts, it’s great to have this opportunity to provide valuable professional development to our teachers.”
Under terms of the award, Union County district adds a matching $50, 000. The combined funds will pay to train teachers online with what’s described as the most up-to-date training available.
“In a tough economy, training is often the first item cut, ” LEARN NC Executive Director Melissa Thibault said. “This isn’t just an award. It’s a partnership to make sure teachers get the guidance they need to educate students in North Carolina.”