Pictured above: Assistant US Secretary of Education meets with Student Council members at Harmony Elementary School (L), and talks with East Iredell Elementary School 2nd grader Jenson Garrison who had lots of questions for him (R) – Pictures courtesy of Iredell Statesville Schools
FROM PRESS RELEASE
Frank Brogan, assistant U.S. Secretary of Education for elementary and secondary education, will visit three schools in North Carolina on Thursday, Dec. 5, to see the unique ways they are implementing grants from the U.S. Education Department to boost student achievement and teach useful skills.
First, the assistant secretary will visit two schools in Iredell County. Iredell-Statesville Schools was recently awarded Education Innovation and Research and School Climate Transformation grant awards. At East Iredell Elementary in Statesville, the assistant secretary will tour the school and meet with leaders to learn about how the school is using the grant awards to enhance their multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). MTSS is a school model that uses evidence-based problem-solving and incorporates system-level change to address both the academic and non-academic needs of all students. Afterwards, the assistant secretary will tour Harmony Elementary School in Harmony to observe the school’s MTSS and STEM education programs.
Later in the day, the Assistant Secretary will visit Mount Gilead Elementary School in Mount Gilead to learn about the school’s efforts to increase reading literacy and STEM literacy through the Department’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant, specifically, how the school is implementing technology-based teaching methods.
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