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Project Impact Raises $22 Million to Assist WSFC Schools

By Carissa Joines, editor-in-chief Seeks to Improve Third-Grade Reading/Math Proficiency and Close Literacy Gaps Brice O’Brien knows how important it is for young children to know how to read. “I struggled with reading as a kid, and if you can’t read, you can’t learn.” O’Brien is the executive vice president of […]


School Board to Hold 8 Public Hearings on November Bond Referendum

By Staff The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education will hold eight public hearings to gather feedback about a proposed bond referendum in November. If approved, the bond package would pay for school construction, renovations and repairs. It would be the first large-scale referendum for WS/FCS’ school construction since 2006. The […]

by · February 4, 2016 · 0 comments · Education, School Board & Admin
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Toxic Waste and the County Bond, Hanes/Lowrance One Year Later

By Dr. Peter Antinozzi (Guest Citizen Journalist) A year ago this week, unfortunate circumstances led to an inspiring community engagement of government action. The circumstance was the Hanes Magnet and Lowrance Middle Schools, two middle schools sharing one site, resided on contaminated ground. Since 1991, the drilling of monitoring wells, […]

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CCD Straight Talk – Moving Forward with the WSFC School Board

Staff Editorial Tuesday night when Lida Hayes-Calvert was appointed to the WSFC School Board it was evident to those in the room that this board is rather green and lack experience or understanding of their roles and responsibilities. It is somewhat ironic that Metcalf, the longest standing member of the […]

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WSFCS School Board Appoints a New Member – The Blow by Blow

By Carissa Joines Editor’s Note: After multiple request from CCD readers for a report from inside the room when the recent school board appointment was made. this is the blow by blow of what occurred. For an analysis and opinion on the decision please read HERE.   On Tuesday evening, […]

by · October 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Features, School Board & Admin
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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board to Replace Outgoing Member

By Carissa Joines The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has announced the process they will use to appoint a new board member to fill the seat vacated by Jeannie Metcalf with her resignation on September 22nd. Metcalf, the vice-chairman of the Board, resigned after more than 20 years on the […]

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WS/FCS Employment Opportunities Available for This School Year

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has announced employment opportunities for various teaching and high-need operations positions. 

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WS/FCS to Hold Parent Meeting to Learn More About Title I Schools

60% of WS/FC schools are designated as Title I schools (see list below). A Title I Meeting and application review will be held for parents and community stakeholders Monday, August 10 from 6-7 pm at the Enterprise Center at 922 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. The meeting will review […]

The Winston-Salem Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to WS/FCS

The Winston-Salem Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant to WS/FCS

By Staff The Winston-Salem Foundation and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) have teamed up for the Peer Project, a 5-year, $2 million commitment by the Foundation to support local educators with a broad and varied range of professional development learning opportunities for all employees that will ultimately enrich the classroom experience and boost student achievement. “We […]

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WS/FCS School Board to Possibly Host Meetings at District Schools

By Michael A. Wiseman During Tuesday night’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board meeting, board chair Dana Jones brought up the possibility of having more school board meetings in the community. Currently, meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at the WS/FCS Education Building on Bethania Road.