North Carolina's Effective Schools Project, a Department of Public Instruction program launched in 1989, has proved to be a popular and successful educational tool. Since the program's inception, 90 of 120 school systems have joined.
Minority students will comprise the majority of public school students in the Southeastern U.S. by the turn of the century; but only approximately twenty percent of current teachers are members of minorities.
Eighty-nine Local Education Agencies in North Carolina were awarded $2.5 million from the Department of Public Instruction to implement different approaches to school safety. These approaches are listed.
Several North Carolina school systems have experimented with year-round education, and the results are positive. Forty schools took part in 1992-93 and that number doubled during the following school year.
Two of North Carolina's computerized global classrooms are located in Zebulon and East Wake middle schools. The schools are involved in a partnership with the NC School of Science and Math designed to increase aptitude in the sciences and math.