Acting on his commitment to transform North Carolina's education system, Governor Pat McCrory signed two bills today to help expand digital learning initiatives and promote technology in the classroom.
"This legislation will help fundamentally transform the way our children learn in our schools through technology," said Governor McCrory at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw. "I thank the bill sponsors as we continue to work together to empower our hardworking teachers and students by giving them the resources necessary to succeed in the classroom."
House Bill 23 (Horn, Johnson, Saine, Tolson) - a bill directing the State Board of Education to develop and implement digital teaching and learning standards for teachers and school administrators to ensure provision of high‑quality, integrated digital teaching and learning to all students.
House Bill 44 (Horn, Johnson, Saine, Tolson) - a bill signaling North Carolina's intent to transition from funding textbooks to digital learning materials in public schools by 2017.