Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Officials and emergency officials are planning a mock shooting training exercise at a local high school this summer. This picture was taken in August, 2013 during the shooting incident at Carver High School.
Schools across the country have been re-evaluating their security measures since the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings last December, including the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. But a school shooting at Carver High School in August prompted school officials and the board to take action immediately. As a result, parents, teachers and staff will see some big changes in 2014.
School choice including charter schools, magnet schools and private schools are options for many families in North Carolina. But as the state’s education landscape continues to change, many parents with special needs children are facing major challenges.
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.