The Winston-Salem, Forsyth County school board will meet Tuesday for the first time after its summer break. The board meeting will look at the impact of its new reading camp, which is meant to help third graders who are not able to pass required reading tests.
Most of North Carolina’s public schools are preparing to do more with less this year. The State's General Assembly cut funding for new textbooks by nearly 80 percent, which means many schools will have to recycle old ones...again.
I met James Shields on the patio of Founders Hall at Guilford College. He was very nice and had a voice perfect for a radio interview. We talked about the concept of slavery and his work. We also talked about Pathways to Freedom, a play he's currently acting in.