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K-64 in Catawba County, EdNC

K-64 in Catawba County, EdNC

K-64 is a testament to the ability of the public and higher education sectors to catalyze innovations in developing the local talent pipeline. Leaders identified successful existing programs that were working, working to remedy each of their six talent concerns.

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Top 10 Skills Employers Want

Top 10 Skills Employers Want

As indicated in the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, people management, coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, judgment and decision-making, service orientation, and the ability to negotiate are top skills that employers are looking for in candidates.

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K-64 Character in Catawba Challenge

K-64 Character in Catawba Challenge

We are challenging every school in Catawba County to make at least one post on Twitter and/or Facebook to highlight the strategies, projects, events, and/or programs they are implementing to develop their students’ soft skills and character. 

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Memories Shape our Character

Memories Shape our Character

Dr. McCreary selected Knit Together because the story of a mother and daughter creating memories together through knitting illustrates the importance of teamwork, creativity, growth mindset, collaboration, and relationships.

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Lenoir-Rhyne unveils Catawba County Promise

Lenoir-Rhyne unveils Catawba County Promise

Lenoir-Rhyne University announced today an innovative, new program to provide a minimum of 50 percent off tuition for any first-year undergraduate student with a 3.5 or higher high school GPA who is a Catawba County resident or to a transfer undergraduate student from...

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Catawba County goal is to fill new jobs with qualified workers

Catawba County goal is to fill new jobs with qualified workers

Catawba County is facing a problem it hasn’t seen in more than a decade: low unemployment. Millar spoke Tuesday about the workforce challenge, how the county can become more competitive and what industries will be the best fit for Catawba County in the future. K-64 is a great start. I think you’ve got a lot of entities that are well-intentioned and they’re funded. They’re out here trying to attack the problem.

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Laptops approved for all middle school students

Laptops approved for all middle school students

Every middle school student in Catawba County will have their own Chromebook next year. Based on the success of this year’s rollout for every seventh-grader, the K-64 board voted to extend the project to incoming sixth- and seventh-graders in all three public school districts for the 2018-19 school year. “I had a principal tell me he had kids turning in homework who never did before, and we assumed it was because they just didn’t want to do it, and it turns out they just didn’t have the means to do it,” Story said.

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Chromebook collaboration impresses visitors

Chromebook collaboration impresses visitors

Technology continues to march into the future, and N.C. Rep. Mitchell Setzer and Sherry Butler, K-64 board member and Catawba County commissioner, got a glimpse of what this journey is looking like in education after a visit to River Bend Middle School.

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