School Board & Admin

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.

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
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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
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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 […]

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Hanes/Lowrance – The Symptom Not the Disease

By Carissa Joines “It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false.” “The truth, indeed, is something that mankind, for some […]

Hanes-Lowrance Parents & Students Fired Up After Being Kept in the Dark About Toxic Waste Under Their School

Hanes-Lowrance Parents & Students Fired Up After Being Kept in the Dark About Toxic Waste Under Their School

By Chad Nance, Carissa Joines, & Michael Wiseman “I haven’t heard on articulate answer this evening.” – A Hanes Magnet Middle parent “When you threaten me with an attorney, I can say less.” – WS/FC County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Beverly Emory “It is not prudent to play with people’s […]

by · January 29, 2015 · 11 comments · Education, School Board & Admin
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W-S Foundation Accepting Applicants for 2015 Forsyth County Teacher Grant

By Staff   Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 Forsyth County Teacher Grants, awarded by The Winston-Salem Foundation for professional development to PK-12th grade teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum coordinators, and media coordinators in the Winston- Salem/Forsyth County schools. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 13, 2015 at […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, School Board & Admin
Simington Named Chief Acdemic Officer

Simington Named Chief Acdemic Officer

By Staff   Kenneth Simington, the assistant superintendent of instructional and student services for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief academic officer. In his new role, Simington will oversee curriculum and instruction, student services such as counseling, and school administration, which includes oversight […]

by · October 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Education, School Board & Admin
CCD News Hour – Education & Inequities in the WS-FC Schools – School Board Candidate Kathy Fansler

CCD News Hour – Education & Inequities in the WS-FC Schools – School Board Candidate Kathy Fansler

It is education day on the Camel City Dispatch News Hour.  First the boys talk a bit about Prince and the Vagabond Saints Society then Chad lays out why every single sitting member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board needs to be replaced for failing this city, this county, and our children. […]