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Jim Carson, teacher at Northwest Middle School in Guilford County; Shirley Ray, teacher at Orange County High School in Orange County; and Margaret Wirth, teacher at J. H. Rose High School in Pitt County are each a winner of a Milken National Educator Award. The award, worth $25,000, is given by the Milken Family Foundation and recognizes outstanding K-12 educators nationwide. One hundred and seventy-two educators received the award nationwide this year.
The Governor's Entrepreneurial School Award recognizes schools that advance teaching and learning through innovative approaches. South Brunswick Middle School in Brunswick County is the award winner for 1999. Other schools cited for innovations include Jamestown Middle School in Guilford County and McDowell High School Accelerated Learning Center, McDowell County.
The 1999-2000 school year marks the end of the Teacher Performance Appraisal Instrument (TPAI). The New Teacher Evaluation Instruments begin during the 2000-01 school year. The state is piloting eight evaluation instruments in selected school systems. Each pilot program is profiled.