education

WSFC Schools
1:32 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

School Board To Consider Reading Camp Results

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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.

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Education
4:47 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

NC Public Schools Recycling Old Textbooks

NC General Assembly approved about $24 million for public schools to buy textbooks. But many say this won't cover student needs.
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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. 

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Politics
6:52 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

In Greensboro, Hagan Hits Tillis on Education

U.S. Sen Kay Hagan (D-NC) speaks during a press conference in Greensboro on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan was in Greensboro Tuesday, trying to draw a contrast between herself and the challenger for her Senate seat, State House Speaker Tom Tillis.

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Radio Camp
10:34 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Being the Change: James Shields on Community, Slavery, and the Power of Education

James Shields, the director of Guilford College's Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning, on Interview Day for Radio Camp
Credit Mary Heisey

James Shields is the Director of the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning at Guilford College. He's also an actor and an expert on the history of the Underground Railroad in Greensboro. Radio Camper Ethan Campbell-Brown learned more about James Shields and his work.

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. 

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Radio Camp
9:50 am
Wed July 30, 2014

From Classical to Electric Guitar, Guilford College Professor Kami Rowan Plays It All

Radio Camper Emma Kilpatrick talks with Guilford College Professor of Music Kami Rowan
Credit Mary Heisey

 

Kami Rowan is classical guitarist and professor of music at Guilford College. She is also the faculty advisor for WQFS 90.9 FM, Guilford College's radio station. She just visited Northern Ireland to study music's role and how it affects Ireland's political scene. WFDD Radio Camper Emma Kilpatrick recently spoke with Kami to find out more. 

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