Education

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

BOARD OF EDUCATION: Board hears from CTE program director

Students involved in the Lee County School system’s Career and Technical Education program graduate at a rate of 99.1 percent, according to the program’s director.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Musicians to raise money, awareness in online contest

Aspiring musicians from Sanford to San Francisco will have the opportunity to both gain recognition and raise money for music education through a North Carolina-based online music competition.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 08:27 PM

Graduation rate goes up

While Lee County schools celebrate the district’s increasing graduation rates, they are also looking at ways to improve students’ scores and participation when it comes to standardized testing.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 08:36 PM

Registration for dual-enrollment spikes in Lee County due to CCW

As the Lee County School system wraps up its second week of the fall semester, college and career advisers at Lee County and Southern Lee high schools made clear one thing about the Central Carolina Works program — it’s working.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC bond backers step up education, awareness efforts

Supporters say the four Central Carolina Community College bond issues Lee County residents will vote upon in November, which total $23 million, will have little to no effect on taxpayers and are all important to the college’s goals.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

'They are role models'

For some people, interacting with the deputies of the Lee County Sheriff's Office means something has gone wrong, but for students in Lee County public schools, student resource officers provide advice, comfort and safety.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

EDUCATION: BOE backs CCCC bond referendum

The Lee County Board of Education knows that students don’t stop learning once they graduate from high school.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

City Council tables support for CCCC bond referendum

The Sanford City Council on Tuesday tabled a resolution to support the Central Carolina Community College bond referendum that will appear on the Lee County ballot on Nov. 4.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 09:19 PM

As school starts up, camps wind down

As children get ready to put down the beach towels and pick up the backpacks, summer programs at the Lee County YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club of Sanford and Lee County are coming to an end.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

TEACHER TRUTH TOUR: Educators take lawmakers to task over policy, budget

Four Lee County teachers with 122 years of combined experience gathered outside the Lee County Courthouse in Sanford to voice concerns about the direction of public education in North Carolina.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Lee losing 22 teachers' assistants

Members of the Lee County Board of Education expressed concern over the loss of 22 teaching assistant positions and the rapidly increasing population of the county's elementary schools during the board's meeting Tuesday evening.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

TAKE 5: Superintendent: State budget causes local challenges

This week, we Take 5 with Dr. Andy Bryan, the superintendent of Lee County Schools, about how the state budget will impact teachers and the school system.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

CIS asking shoppers to ‘stuff the bus’

Reading and writing and arithmetic — can get expensive.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC dental students learn and serve

For Central Carolina Community College dental programs students, their work is all about a happy smile and better health, especially when they are providing volunteer community service.  


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Learning from the masters

Wood kiln firing may have gone out of style in pottery, but three former Lee County High School students and their teacher recently got to experience it live.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Angry, but hopeful

The General Assembly finally passed a budget Friday, deciding on pay raises of varying amounts for all teachers, as well as bonuses for other school employees.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

NC budget details education increases, other cuts

Kindergarten through college classrooms see an extra $113 million, public school teachers get raises averaging 7 percent, and vouchers allowing children to attend private and religious schools with taxpayer money


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

House built by Lee students goes up for auction today

Not many high school students can say they have helped build a house from the ground up. But that is just what a number of students from Lee County and Southern Lee high schools did from November to June.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Catching up on reading

Educators have known for years that students who don’t read at grade level by third grade are significantly more likely to drop out of school and experience other academic and social problems.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Gov. taps Philpott for CCCC board

As Central Carolina Community College begins looking at the next five years, members of the school's Board of Trustees expressed confidence that the Julian Philpott was the man to help guide the college in the right direction.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee Commissioners vote to put CCCC bonds on ballot

Lee County residents highlighted Central Carolina Community College's value to the county and stressed fiscal prudence to voters during the public hearing Monday on the four proposed college bonds totaling $23 million that will appear on the November ballot.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Southern Lee student addresses national conference

When thousands of teachers, principals and education policy-makers gathered in Philadelphia this week, all eyes turned for a short while to a rising senior at Southern Lee High School.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 07:57 AM

Public will have say on proposed CCCC bonds

Lee County citizens will have the opportunity Monday to voice their opinions, comments and concerns regarding four proposed community college bonds, which total $23 million dollars, that may appear on the ballot this November.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

'Happy to be back'

Tramway Elementary School started back on Wednesday, and only one person was spotted crying — a child whose older sister got to go to school without him.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

New NC Senate offer tries to unravel budget knot

Another solution to unravel North Carolina's budget knot was proposed Tuesday, this time by Senate Republicans offering 8 percent average pay raises for teachers