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Dixon Elementary Recognized by NCBOE for Global Education

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Dixon Elementary School was among four public schools recognized by the North Carolina Board of Education for its commitment to global education under the State Board’s Global Education Strategic Plan.

Dixon Elementary School was recognized for meeting the Prepared Level of Achievement. This means the school has effectively implemented systems and processes to support global readiness and that many components of global education are embedded schoolwide, stated the news release Dec. 8.

To achieve these designations, each school completed a rigorous application process that included submission of an application with narratives and links to evidences that supported the self-assessment rating along with a successful site visit by a state evaluation team.  In addition to having met the criteria for Prepared or Model designations, the schools met or exceeded the minimum student achievement requirements for the average composite on statewide achievement assessments and for growth, according to the release.


“These schools demonstrated through a rigorous application process that they have the programs and tools to ensure students are prepared to live, work and contribute in an interconnected, global world,” NCDPI Special Assistant for Global Education Helga Fasciano said. “The global education components embedded in the school’s curriculum and culture are reaping positive results.”


In 2013, State Board members approved five commitments to help ensure students graduate globally prepared. One of the outcomes was to develop criteria that define what it means to be a Global-Ready School or District. The Global-Ready District implementation rubric was adopted by the Board in May 2015 and embraces the tenets to provide:

·        K-12 world language opportunities for all students and pathways for teachers, leaders and administrators to achieve SBE-recognized badging;

·        career-ready employer requirements;

·        global school partnerships; and

·        local school board resolutions and plans on global education.

Additional information on the Global-Ready School Designation process and the North Carolina Global Education initiative are available on NCDPI’s NC Global Education website.



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