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An excerpt from the document entitled \"The Community Schools Program: A Partner in Public Education\" discusses the Community Schools Programs, which aim for greater use of school facilities and greater public involvement in schools.
Improvement in North Carolina's public schools is assisted, in part, by thousands of ordinary people who are willing to become involved. For example, Charlie's Pizza in New Bern rewards child readers with pizza when they read a certain number of books.
The North Carolina Arts Council is helping Pitt County schools develop a landscape architecture residency program. The program is multidisciplinary and gives students the opportunity to design an outdoor school environment.
The North Carolina Arts Council is working with schools and community groups to connect art, science and the environment. Artists are also conducting workshops for teachers in rural areas to develop curriculum that incorporates hands-on arts and new methods of teaching.
North Carolina has many strong school arts programs, often aided by school-community partnerships. Under the North Carolina Basic Education Program, public schools strive to offer a comprehensive arts education for students taught by certified arts teachers.