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The Governor's School of North Carolina

by Virgil S. Ward - 1979

The Governor's School of North Carolina is a summer residential school for exceptionally talented secondary-school youth. The school originated in 1963 as one of several innovative educational developments stemming from the office of the then Governor Terry Sanford. As Special Assistant to the Governor, novelist John Ehle, a devotee of the arts in his native state, developed and proposed the idea of the Governor's School.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 78, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 80 Number 5, 1979, p. 209-217
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19354, Date Accessed: 12/8/2021 9:02:55 AM

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  • Virgil Ward
    University of Virginia
    VIRGIL S. WARD is a professor of education at the University of Virginia and established the Governor's School of North Carolina.
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