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As many of you know, North Carolina is in the process of creating its accountability plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA emphasizes a well-rounded education, prioritizing physical and mental health. We need to tell state education leaders that PE should be included in North Carolina’s plan.
You can sign our open letter to tell public school leaders in NC to include PE in the state’s education accountability plan here:
Signing the letter makes a big difference, but there's another great way we can make our voices even louder!
Throughout October, the NC Department of Public Instruction is holding public hearings across the state to help guide development of the state’s plan for complying with the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). It looks like they may include PE in the plan. This is a BIG potential step and we need advocates showing up and making sure that this recommendation is heard loud and clear!
All the dates and locations are below. Sign up to attend a hearing and let us know whether or not you are able to speak. (I’m even happy to help you prepare your remarks if you like!)
  • October 12: Jacksonville, 5-7pm, Jacksonville High School Media Center, 1021 Henderson Dr, Jacksonville, NC 28540
  • October 18: Fayetteville, 5-7pm, Long Hill Elementary, 6490 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • October 19: Tarboro, 4-6pm, Tarboro High School, 1400 Howard Ave, Tarboro, NC 27886
  • October 24: Waynesville, 5-7pm, Tuscola High School, 564 Tuscola School Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786
  • October 25: Burlington, 5-7pm, Career and Technical Education Center, 2550 Buckingham Rd, Burlington, NC 27217

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