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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The University of North Carolina Wilmington will renew a partnership Thursday with more than 130 regional P-12 schools.
UNCW’s Watson School of Education has worked closely with regional schools and school districts since 1989. Thursday, they will extend that commitment for another three years.
The partnership helps students in the education field become more prepared to teach in this region. The agreement allows UNCW students to serve as interns and student teachers within the partner school districts and provides low-to-no-cost training for educators within the partner schools.
"These partnerships provide a way for school districts to gain a better understanding of teacher preparation at the university level and allow university faculty to understand the skills that are needed in local classrooms,” said Donyell Roseboro, director of the WSE Professional Development System, in a press release. “The university and local educators work collaboratively to promote best practices in education, understand the larger social, political, and economic context of education, and equip students with the critical thinking skills necessary to adapt to change.”
According to UNCW, School systems involved in the signing include Brunswick County, Camp Lejeune, Carteret County, Clinton City, Columbus County, Duplin County, Jones County, New Hanover County, Onslow County, Pender County, Sampson County, Whiteville City, Cape Fear Center for Inquiry and Charter Day School of Brunswick County.
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