Global Commitments and Implementation

Students at W.W. Estes Elementary participate in a cultural dance.

Students at W.W. Estes Elementary participate in a cultural program.

North Carolina Commitments

North Carolina Public Schools are committed to providing each student with a global education experience, ensuring every student graduates fully prepared for the world in which he or she will live, work, and contribute. To this end, the North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education have committed to five key areas, as outlined below:

1. Robust Teacher Supports & Tools
2. Leading-Edge Language Instruction
3. New School Models
4. District Networking & Recognition
5. Strategic International Relationships

More information about these commitments are available on the NC Department of Public Instruction website.


Global Education in Buncombe County Schools

Buncombe County Schools made Global Education a high district priority in 2009 under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin.  In 2011, the NC State Board of Education led a progressive charge to ensure all NC graduates were prepared to live, work, and contribute in our interconnected world.  Buncombe County Schools remained steadfast to honor our superintendent's global priority.  In 2013, five state-approved Global Commitments were born.  Together, these entwined frameworks guided our global work and supported BCS Purpose & Direction

The following global-ready attributes are in place to help Buncombe County Schools"Prepare Students for their Tomorrow."

• Establish 
District Global Advisory Committee & BCS Strategic Plan

"North Carolina's graduates will be the most globally aware and prepared in the nation." 

Source: Final Report of the State Board of Education Task Force on Global Education (January 2013)

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