School Board & Admin

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Gloria Boston is 2014 Bus Driver of the Year

By Staff   Gloria Boston is the 2014 Bus Driver of the Year for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. For Boston, who has driven a school bus for more than 30 years, the job is her calling. “This is what I love to do,” she said. Boston was nominated by Karen Gregory, […]

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Bio-terrorism, Voter Fraud, and Cults – The Atlantic Publishes Article with Local Connection

By Staff   Tuesday, on the website for the 157 year-old, legendary magazine The Atlantic, journalist Scott Keyes reported on an attempt in the 1980’s by an Indian cult to take over a small Oregon county using bio-terrorism and massive voter fraud. Keyes frames this awful tale as a comment […]

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Senate Committee Moves to Limit Charter School Accountability

By Staff Charter schools are quasi-public schools which receive taxpayer funds. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System, which is already strapped for cash and looking at budget cuts that could cost around 300 jobs, has to give $4.4 million a year to local charter schools- an amount that will increase by […]

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School Superintendents Across North Carolina Question State Budget Cuts

By Staff Members of the North Carolina Large District Superintendent Consortium, which encompasses the state’s 10 largest school systems, held a briefing in Charlotte Wednesday in order to share concerns about the North Carolina Senate’s proposed 2014-2015 budget for public education. The proposed budget makes massive cuts in public education, […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, School Board & Admin
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NC Senate Budget Would Slash $10 Million from Winston-Salem Schools – 278 Jobs Lost

By Staff According to the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System, the proposed budget released by the NC Senate Wednesday would cost our local schools more than $10 million in additional funding cuts, according to preliminary estimates from the district’s finance department. The Senate’s budget dramatically increases teacher pay for those […]

by · May 30, 2014 · 1 comment · Education, School Board & Admin
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Presenting 2014 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County’s Teacher of the Year

By Staff On Wednesday, an activity bus full of school administrators, School Superintendent Beverly Emory, and most of the sitting school board (it is an election year) – except for Vic Johnson and Irene May – headed out from the school system offices to award Kernersville Elementary’s Amy Pantano as […]

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Judge Rules Anti-Teacher “Tenure” Law Unconstitutional

By Staff On Friday, 9th District Superior Court Robert H. Hobgood struck down a law requiring veteran teachers to surrender their professional status in exchange for multi-year contracts. This law was an attempt by the Republican supermajority in Raleigh to further weaken the negotiating power of North Carolina teachers as […]

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3rd Shift- Sen David L Curtis… The Bile also Rises…

By Chad Nance     “Down in the graveyard where we have our tryst The air smells sweet, the air smells sick He never smiles, his mouth merely twists The breath in my lungs feels clinging and thick But I know his name, he’s called Mr. D.” – Mick Jagger […]

Open Letter to Forsyth County Republicans – Common Core Children Left Behind

Open Letter to Forsyth County Republicans – Common Core Children Left Behind

Editor’s Note: Here at CCD we have a policy of not running “editorials” in support of political candidates from either party. This open letter, while written by a current candidate for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board, is not that sort of editorial.  What we have here is the first candidate, whether […]