3:50 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

GCS Magnet Program Fair Kickoff

Saturday, January 26, the Guilford County School System will host its Magnet Programs Fair. Kelly Hales is the executive director of federal and special programs with Guilford County Schools. She says students can choose from 53 programs to find an area of study that excites them. “Anything through our performing arts, our STEM program or our Early College programs.

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5:14 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

WSFC School System Delays Security Changes

The Winston-Salem Forsyth County School Board wants more information before initiating new security measures at its 79 school.  Spokesman Theo Helm says last night, board members heard about several security options.  “You know it would be another $3.5 million dollars to put SRO’s at every elementary school. To a $1.2 million dollars for a card access system where all the doors would be locked and you’d have to have a card to be buzzed to get in. To keeping all doors locked and issuing keys for $25,000.” 

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3:12 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Toy Exchange Promotes Peace

StoryLine gives voice to everyday people throughout our community as they share the experiences that shape their lives. It is a project of the ECHO network and is made possible by the generosity of Salemtowne, a continuing care retirement community, where every life shines and stories are celebrated. In the early 90’s in Winston-Salem, Kermit   Piggott was shot to death by one of his best friends. Two years later, his older brother Ben created the community wide program,  Peace Toys for War Toys, in his brother’s memory.

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K-12 Education
9:38 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Two Triad School Districts Win Federal Race to the Top Grants

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan announces the NC school districts that won Race to the Top grants.

Two North Carolina school districts are among 16 nationwide to land federal funds in the first federal Race to the Top competitive grants. In all, 372 North Carolina School districts applied for the grants, but only Guilford County and Iredell-Statesville Schools won in the highly competitive process.

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Faces of Courage
3:27 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Be a Superhero: A Wake Forest University Student Learns A New Side Of Courage

Deanna Margius works with a blind camper at See Camp. The Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind operates the camp.
Credit Wake Forest University

50 years ago, Wake Forest University integrated its student body. Now it's commemorating this historic decision with the year-long project Faces of Courage. It honors those who have and continue to enrich Wake Forest's diverse and inclusive community.

In this segment of WFDD's Real People, Real Stories, guest commentator Deanna Margius describes the benefit of going down the path less traveled. She is studying biology and Spanish at Wake Forest to become an interpreter and a healthcare provider.

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