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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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Bank of America Foundation Contributes to Goodwill Youth Program

By Staff Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is pleased to announce a grant from the Bank of America Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Bank of America.  The $4,000 grant will be used to support the participation of youth in paid workplace mentoring through the eLink Youth Program. Goodwill […]

by · June 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features
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SciWorks presents Ocean Commotion Day on June 28

By Staff SciWorks is inviting their visitors “dive into the wonders and mysteries of the sea” at Ocean Commotion Day on Saturday, June 28 from 1:00-5:00pm. Interactive stations around the museum will feature activities, crafts, and demonstrations for all ages which will illustrate the ways in which the ocean shapes the […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features, Just For kids
CCD Editorial Cartoon- Education in NC

CCD Editorial Cartoon- Education in NC

      By Andrew David Cox   CCD proudly introduces our latest find.  Mr. Cox will be bringing us his unique take on politics on a weekly basis, so please stop by often and we hope it, at least, makes you grin.       Andrew David Cox, from […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 1 comment · Columns, Education, Features, Guests
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How do Teachers Feel About the New NC Budget? Rage in the Tarheel State

By Staff   Editor’s note: As I mentioned in my most recent column, like Scott Walker and the ALEC crew in Wisconsin, North Carolina’s own homegrown franchise’s mantra of “Governance for the corporations and by the corporations” and their propensity to engage in the most basic thug tactics is turning us […]

by · June 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Education, Features
WFDD’s Radio 101- The Long Reach of “Dr. Who”

WFDD’s Radio 101- The Long Reach of “Dr. Who”

By Josh Breakstone   A vital piece of the internationally acclaimed show, “Dr. Who,” lives in the Triad. A Radio 101 youth explains where. The popular BBC series, “Dr. Who,” first aired in November 1963 until 1989. It was then relaunched in 2005. It has an international fan base and […]

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Strong Standards – Strong Curriculum Will Mean Resilient Students – NCAE President Rodney Ellis

By Rodney Ellis For months now, criticisms of Common Core Standards have been flying around – ranging from loony conspiracy theories to legitimate questions about implementation. The NC state legislature has decided it is finally time to study the issue. Legislative leaders named a 16-member Legislative Research Commission Common Core […]

by · April 30, 2014 · 1 comment · Columns, Education, Features, Guests
Pat Conroy, Rocky Balboa and the Ideal Student Athlete

Pat Conroy, Rocky Balboa and the Ideal Student Athlete

By J. Scott Plaster My favorite coach of all time is my own father. He was that gruff, tobacco-chewing, Pat Conroyesque dominating coach with a heart of gold, but he was loved for his realism in return. I still hear his players come up to him with stories from his […]

by · April 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features