Education

Education
6:49 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Forsyth County Middle School Students Assist WFU Faculty in Solar Panel Research

Hanes Middle School students attend the Power Up! summer camp, taught by Wake Forest physics faculty and graduate students, at the school on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Physics professor David Carroll talks with the students as they work on a problem.
©WFU/Ken Bennett

A group of Winston-Salem middle school students are using their summer camp experience to assist researchers at Wake Forest University. They’re finding a new way of capturing solar energy.

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Education
3:33 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

NC High School Graduation Rate Continues to Climb

According to statistics released Thursday by the NC Dept. of Public Instruction, the graduation rate for Guilford County Schools rose almost 2 percentage points to 86.2 percent. In Forsyth County, more than 82 percent of last school year’s graduating class earned their diploma within four years.
Credit Keri Brown

North Carolina’s graduation rate is at an all-time high, with more than eight out of ten students earning a diploma in four years.

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Education
6:07 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

NC Educators Look For Ways to Improve Technology & Meet Growing Job Needs

Beverly Emory, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent, was the featured speaker during an event sponsored by the Chamber's Tech Council on Wednesday at Atkins High School.
Credit Keri Brown

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are starting the new school year following a legislative session that cut hundreds of millions of dollars in public schools spending.  The school system's new superintendent has spent the past 5 months getting to know the district, and spoke at the Winston-Salem Chamber's Tech Council gathering this week.  

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Radio Camp
2:06 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Mark Daniels Explains READasaurus and His Inspiration

WFDD Radio Camper interviews Mark Daniel, founder of the Readasaurus Program

Mark Daniel is the owner and founder of “The Treasure of the READasaurus!” reading program, which shares the joy of literature with small children. His program combines magic tricks, reading, puppetry and book talking to keep kids captivated and teach them about literature and its importance.

WFDD Radio Camper Emmy Doom has more.

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Mark Daniel and I sat down in the lobby of the Davie county YMCA to discuss his program and what it does for children.

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Radio Camp
4:32 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Inform, Learn, Vote: Kids Voting- Guilford County

Radio Camper Elijah Walker intently works on his story.

Diane Lowe is the Executive Director of Kids Voting-Guilford County. Lowe believes in a strong education for kids of all ages. But as WFDD Radio Camper Elijah Walker recently discovered, her class offerings extend far beyond reading, writing and arithmetic. 

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I met Diane Lowe at the Cultural Arts Center lobby in downtown Greensboro. She looked very professional in a blue formal shirt and black pants. She seemed anxious to begin the interview and her enthusiasm for what she does was clear from the moment we began talking.

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