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Today at 10 AM ET, Governor Roy Cooper will partner with the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) to unveil new state-of-the-art DON’T QUIT! fitness centers gifted to three North Carolina schools. Perquimans County Middle School in Winfall, C.M. Eppes Middle School in Greenville and Northridge Middle School in Charlotte were selected as outstanding schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit.

Today, the Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education adopted a resolution urging “all state bodies, entities, and agencies to take all necessary actions” to implement the Leandro Comprehensive Remedial Plan. The plan outlines the actions the State must take to meet its constitutional obligation under the Leandro court rulings of ensuring every student has access to a sound basic education. The Commission met virtually to discuss updates on the implementation of the plan. 

Across North Carolina, college students are helping out local governments and nonprofits thanks to a program started by Governor Roy Cooper’s administration to provide extra support as the state works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Roy Cooper visited Halifax Community College today to talk with 20 high school students and instructors who are part of North Carolina's first Clean Energy Youth Apprenticeship Pilot, the Halifax Lighthouse Solar Camp.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed one bill into law.

Four North Carolina teachers will get new tools and technology to help teach about outer space and inspire and empower students in the field of space exploration.

Eighteen high school students from across North Carolina have been named National Cyber Scholars by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation after winning a rigorous 48-hour competition designed to evaluate aptitude in combating cyberthreats and showcasing the best of what North Carolina's schools have to offer, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday.

Three North Carolina teachers have won Governor’s Educator Discovery Awards to help strengthen their work in the classroom, Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Business Committee for Education announced. Gladys Johnson from New Century International Middle School in Cumberland County, Kathy Bosiak from Lincolnton High School in Lincoln County, and Gabrielle Farrington from Durham Public Schools in Durham County will each receive a $1,000 award to pay for professional development. 

Today, Governor Cooper directed $51.4 million in new funding to help students access and complete postsecondary education as the state recovers from the pandemic.

Today, Governor Cooper and fitness icon Jake (Body by Jake) Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils (NFGFC), announced three North Carolina schools selected to each receive a state-of-the-art $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center.

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