From deep in the Amazon rainforest to a village in the mountains of southeast China, seven third-graders from Deep River Elementary explored the world in just eight weeks. They didn't travel by plane or train, but instead through the pages of books.
Lee County Schools, children and parents could save hundreds of dollars in additional driver’s education course fees thanks to a bill filed at the N.C. General Assembly this week.
Teachers, administrators and Lee County Board of Education members in the assembly room of the Heins Education Building erupted into cheers Wednesday afternoon
This week we feature Edith Cox, who teaches math to fourth graders at Broadway Elementary School.
North Carolina State Sen. Chad Barefoot visited Sanford recently to get a first-hand view of the Central Carolina Works program.
“I am a true and firm believer that your circumstances do not determine your destiny.”
When Malik Richard applied for a job at Food Lion almost two years ago, he relied heavily on the interviewing and public speaking skills he learned at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sanford/Lee County.
Lee County Schools administrators, teachers and staff are preparing for a visit this month from evaluators who will determine whether to recommend the district’s AdvancED accreditation be renewed.
If you have young children at home, now is a great time for them to get a head start on developing early reading skills.
A number of bills regarding the controversial school performance grades released in February are making their way through committees in the North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate.
Central Carolina Works, a public-private initiative aimed at increasing enrollment in the state’s Career and College Promise Program, soon could be implemented statewide after a Senate Bill was filed recently at the N.C. General Assembly.
Broadway and Tramway elementary schools might be 11 miles apart, but thanks to Lee County Schools' purchase of a new video conferencing program, students and teachers at both were able to share their work with one another on Wednesday without leaving their classrooms.
Twenty-five students recently participated in the spring 2015 Laser & Photonics FUN with Lasers Workshop on Central Carolina Community College’s Harnett campus. Gary Beasley, who is lead instructor for the CCCC’s Laser & Photonics program, conducted the event.
Lee County Schools' dropout rate, which was 2.94 percent for the 2013-2014 school year according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, has come a long way since 2006, when it was 7.8 percent.
High school students have plenty to worry about with going to class, taking notes, doing homework, keeping up with reading and studying for tests.
Academic achievement and service were celebrated this week as Central Carolina Community College’s Beta Sigma Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society held its spring induction ceremony.
A pay raise for Lee County Schools teachers and other staff members is among the top priorities for the Lee County Board of Education as the board prepares its budget request for the fiscal year 2015-2016.
This week, we Take 5 with Lyn Hankins, executive director of the Lee County Partnership for Children, about the 2015 edition of “Anchors Aweigh for Literacy!” fundraiser.
The city of Sanford and Lee County Schools are ramping up efforts to put an end to bullying by teaching students what they can do to stand up for classmates facing harassment.
Just over a month after the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released performance grades for public schools across the state, the superintendent of Lee County Schools expanded two positions in the district's administration and filled one vacant spot this week in an effort to better coordinate instructional improvement within the district.
The week, we highlight Imely Taul, who has taught special needs children, pre-kindergarten, at Floyd L. Knight Children’s Center in Sanford for two years.
Lee County Schools, Lee Christian School and Grace Christian School will extend schools days to make up for the time missed due to ice and snow in Lee County during the past few weeks.
Lee County Schools will make up instructional time missed because of the recent winter storms by adding 15 minutes to the elementary and middle school schedules and 16 minutes to the high school schedules. This change to the school day begins on Tuesday, March 10 and will be in effect through the end of the school year.
The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 3822 from Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City has received several grants — including a $5,000 NASA Sustaining grant, a $1,000 Chatham Education Foundation grant and a $1,000 Qualcomm grant.
Shirley Rijkse was an active student at Central Carolina Community College.
This week, we salute Brenda Battle who has taught first graders at B.T. Bullock Elementary for three years.