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“an energetic, imaginative legislator not afraid to break with the partisan status quo.”— Raleigh News & Observer, 11/01/06
Tag Archives: education
January 27, 2012
Grier visited Harp’s Mill Creative School in North Raleigh yesterday. In addition to hearing about the great support Smart Start provides to schools in North Carolina, Grier got a chance to read to a preschool class. The book was “I Am Small” about a baby penguin in a big world.
October 5, 2011
Rep. Grier Martin spoke at today’s meeting of the Wake County Chapter of the North Carolina Retired School Personnel (NCRSP). Grier discussed his opposition to the drastic cuts to education passed by the General Assembly this year and heard concerns from retirees about their benefits and other issues. Several other members of the General Assembly [...]
August 19, 2011
The N.C. State ROTC Department held a change of command ceremony August 19. Rep. Grier Martin attended the event where Lt. Col. Ken Ratashak turned over command to Lt. Col. Randall Wheeler. Lt. Col. Ratashak has been at N.C. State since 2008 and is retiring from the Army.
October 2, 2010
Grier participated in a candidate forum Friday at Raleigh Charter High School. The forum was a part of the school’s civics, economics, and US history curriculum and also included campaign staff and members of the media. Grier spoke about his candidacy and answered questions from the students on issues such as education, transportation, and budgets.
September 21, 2010
The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) endorsed Grier Martin in his race for the NC House. NCAE’s members include teachers throughout the state. Sheri Strickland, a teacher and President of NCAE said, “our members understand now more than ever how important it is to elect courageous leaders who will stand up for students, educators, [...]
September 17, 2010
Grier Martin participated in the 5th Annual Constitution Day Assembly at Durant Road Middle School today. The Assembly celebrates the freedoms given to Americans in our Constitution. Durant Road students honored the Constitution with music and dance performances, presentations by students, and a keynote speech by Mayor Meeker. Grier was honored to be the keynote [...]
April 9, 2010
Grier attended this year’s Hunter Elementary Author Visit. Evey two years, Hunter brings in a nationally recognized children’s book author to work with students for a few days. This year’s author was Kevin O’Malley. Rep. Martin got the chance to meet Mr. O’Malley and with many of the students and faculty at Hunter. Mr. O’Malley [...]
March 19, 2010
Daniels Middle School held a Career Day symposium today highlighting jobs with a humanities focus. Rep. Grier Martin was one of a group of speakers invited to share the importance of the humanities in their jobs. Rep. Martin spoke of the need to speak and write effectively and to understand the history and culture of [...]
March 18, 2010
The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) today released a report card grading every member of the General Assembly. According to its president Sheri Strickland, “NCAE looked at the voting records of legislators that reflect action on a number of issues addressing students and schools and the level of support the General Assembly provided to [...]
September 17, 2009
Rep. Martin was the keynote speaker at Durant Road Middle School’s 2009 Constitution Day program. Over 200 students participated in a program that included song, dance, and other performances that celebrated the Constitution of the United States. For more on the event, visit the Durant Road Middle School PTA site (.pdf file).