atkins high school

Lawsuit Filed by Parents Following Atkins High School Threat Investigation

By Carissa Joines & Chad Nance Editor’s Note: All of the names of students, parents, and police detectives have been changed to protect the identity and privacy of these families and protect the safety of police officers who may work in plain clothes or under-cover.   “This model is not […]

winston-salem/forsyth county teachers

Court Rules that Republicans Repealing Teacher “Tenure” Acted Unconstitutionally

By Staff   In 2013 the Republican Supermajority went after North Carolina’s school teachers hard. One part of their “Blame teachers for education shortfalls while we slash budgets” strategy was removing what is known as “Career Status” for North Carolina’s teachers. Career status is not “Tenure” in the way that […]


What is #CharlieCharlieChallenge and Does it Involve ‘Demonic’ Forces?

By Staff On Tuesday many kids returning home from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools were buzzing about an internet sensation that spent the last 2 days burning its way across the internet. Since the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge blew up over the last 48 hours, kids, including ours here in Forsyth county, have been […]

by · May 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Features
atkins high school

Parental Rights, Investigations, & Transparency at Atkins High School

By Staff   The events that occurred at Atkins High School the days between April 13th and 27th have become all too familiar in America- a school full of students are put through the frightening and disheartening experience of living under anonymous threats of extreme violence on a mass scale. […]

by · April 30, 2015 · 6 comments · Education, Features
kids learn about Autism

Local WS/FCS Elementary Teachers Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

By Michael A. Wiseman What does it feel like to be a student with Autism? Different than every other student with Autism, according to Southwest Elementary teacher Courtney Fischer. And she would know – she works with the Pre-K EC students every day – a job she loves, but a […]

Hanes/Lowrance to be Moved off Toxic Waste Site – No Word About Accountability

Hanes/Lowrance to be Moved off Toxic Waste Site – No Word About Accountability

By Chad Nance & Carissa Joines     In a seven to two vote Tuesday night, the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board took action to move the students from Hanes and Lowrance middle schools as soon as possible. According to a motion put forth by new board member Bob Barr, the 6th […]

by · February 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Features, School Board & Admin
parents meeting

Hanes/Lowrance and Toxic Waste – Asking the Right Questions

By Carissa Joines Additional reporting by Michael A. Wiseman   “I don’t think you understand how science works.” - Edie, 8th grade   “The issue here is one of authority. Who has the right to decide our children’s fate?” - Vishal Khanna, Parent/HALO organizer   “The wise man doesn’t give the right […]

by · February 10, 2015 · 4 comments · Education, Features, School Board & Admin
walter marshall

Semantics, Politics & Science – No Easy Solutions for Hanes/Lowrance

by Carissa Joines   Elected officials with direct influence over the current matter with the Hanes/Lowrance campus have met this week to make determinations about how to best address the issues – from the viewpoints of both science and public perception.   On Tuesday, the full school board met in […]

waters extreme journey

Water’s Extreme Journey’ Opens at SciWorks January 28

By Staff   School groups and other visitors will soon be able to experience life as a droplet of water and explore the science behind the water cycle in a new traveling exhibit at SciWorks. Water’s Extreme Journey, open January 28 – May 25, engages and delights participants as they […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Features
Bringing up Teens in the 21st Century – Sex & The Teenage Girl

Bringing up Teens in the 21st Century – Sex & The Teenage Girl

By Kristen Daukas   It’s no secret that I have three daughters. And now that they’re getting older, their maintenance is changing quite a bit. My role as a mom is changing quite a bit, too. Ever since the oldest one popped out and all the way thru til the […]

by · January 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Education, Features, Guests