State superintendent praises K-64 initiative in Catawba County Schools

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record Reporter

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From aquaponics to welding to virtual reality, North Carolina’s new State Superintendent of Schools Mark Johnson got a good look at the world of Career and Technical Education in the Catawba County Schools system during a recent visit to Bunker Hill High School.

He was equally eager to learn about the new K-64 (kindergarten to age 64) initiative.

The program is built off a partnership of all three public school systems (CCS, Hickory Public and Newton-Conover City) along with Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC), other higher education institutions, local government and area businesses.

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