Education

School bus overturns
3:15 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Yadkin County Students, Bus Driver Recovering after Bus Turnover

Yadkin County School System has a fleet of 63 buses.
Credit wikimedia

Updated: December 4, 2013

No charges have been filed against the driver of the Yadkin County school bus that overturned on a rural road.

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Philanthropy
6:34 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Youth Giving Summit Helps Teens Pay It Forward

Young philanthropists at the 2012 Youth Giving Summit.
Credit NC Youth Giving Network

This weekend in Greensboro, 200 high school students with gather for the Youth Giving Summit.  It's a statewide youth philanthropy event, and these teens will have a pool of $150,000 to distribute in their communities.  Eric Rowles is Director of the North Carolina Youth Giving Network.  Founded 8 years ago, Rowles says the program gives young people experience in paying forward their time, talent or treasure.   

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Education
1:00 am
Mon October 28, 2013

NC Basketball Star & Harlem Globetrotter Visits Triad Schools to Help Stop Bullying

The Harlem Globetrotters are traveling throughout the country to spread their anti-bullying message. Anthony "Ant" Atkinson talked with students at Sedgefield Elementary in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday.
Keri Brown

October is National Bully Prevention month. Schools across the state are hosting special programs to bring awareness about the issue. Last week, students and staff at Sedgefield Elementary in Greensboro received a special visit from Harlem Globetrotter Anthony “Ant” Atkinson.

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Education
4:15 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Are Charter Schools A Threat to Traditional Public Schools?

Keri Brown

The push for more competition and school choice in North Carolina is changing the state’s education landscape.

In 2011, state lawmakers voted to lift the 100-school cap on charter schools, allowing an unlimited number of tax-supported, independent schools. Now education officials say as many as 170 new charter schools could open in the Tar Heel state in 2015.

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Education
12:44 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

New School Vouchers Stir Controversy

Joy Barrett, a fifth grade teacher at High Point Christian Academy, leads a science class at the faith-based private school.
Credit Photo by Paul Garber/WFDD

Rita Haire is a former principal and now director of advancement at the private, faith-based High Point Christian Academy. It's a school that has more than 500 students, but Haire says that the sagging economy and trends in charter schools and home schooling have chipped away at enrollment over the last few years.

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