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.
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.
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.
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.
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.