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West Forsyth Student Wins College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship

By Staff Luke Renegar of West Forsyth High School won a college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship, according to the organization. Renegar received a National Merit Scholarship from the University of Maryland. His probable career field is aerospace engineering. He graduated from West Forsyth last month and also took classes at the […]

by · July 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, High Schools, Pre-K to 12
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WSSU Summer Camp Combats Childhood Obesity

By Natalie Sheppard “North Carolina has the 23rd highest childhood obesity rate in the United States,” stated the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, on their website. The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association in response to the growing rate of childhood obesity in the United States. One local program […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, Features, WSSU
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Developing : State Senate Calandar Surprise Charter School Bill Minus Transparency & Discrimination Protections

By Staff   Sarah Ovaska with NC Policy Watch is reporting that, in a surprise move,  the NC Senate is putting a piece of legislation up to vote that will govern Charter Schools in North Carolina.  With no debate, House language has been stripped from the bill that would have […]

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Is there a Gang Problem in Winston-Salem Schools? The Truth Behind the Headline

By Chad Nance Do Winston-Salem Police Department officials say “If your child goes to school in Winston-Salem, he or she likely shares a hallway with a gang member?” Yes they do. Does the WSPD and school system consider the situation at crisis levels as indicated in a story that ran […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, High Schools, Pre-K to 12
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Joseph P. Tilford Steps Down as Dean of Design & Production at UNCSA

By Staff Joseph P. Tilford will step down as dean of the School of Design and Production (D&P) at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a post he has held since 2003, effective Aug. 1. After taking one-year research leave, Tilford will become a full-time professor in […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, UNCSA
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UNCSA Film Alumnus Wins Cinematography Award

By Staff Harper Alexander, a 2014 graduate of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the winner of the Linwood Dunn Heritage Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Cinematography from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). Alexander, of South Thomaston, Maine, was recognized […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, UNCSA
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Pope Foundation Makes Two-Year $52,000 Gift to Forsyth Tech

By Staff Forsyth Tech has announced that the Lawrence E. Pope Foundation is giving the college a gift of $52,000, which will be distributed over a two-year period and used to update and expand the college’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program. A presentation of the initial grant check in […]

by · July 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Forsyth Tech
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Accrediting Agency Removes Public Sanction from UNCSA

by Staff On Friday, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) announced that the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has removed the school from a public sanction. The SACSCOC board removed UNCSA from “warning” – which is the lesser […]

by · July 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, UNCSA
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WSSU Receives $400,000 Grant to Reduce Teen Pregnancy in Montgomery County

By Staff Winston-Salem State University  has received a $400,000 grant to support an evidence-based program designed to reduce teen pregnancy in Montgomery County, N.C. The study, a partnership between WSSU and Montgomery County schools, is directed at middle school students and is funded by the North Carolina Department of Health […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, WSSU