Education

Apr. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC prepares for summer classes, programs

Summer classes begin May 18 at Central Carolina Community College.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 09:39 PM

Teacher of the Week: Lisa Cunkelman

This week we spotlight Lisa Cunkelman who teaches 11th-grade U.S. history 2 and 10th-grade advisory at Lee Early College.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 09:24 PM

State could restore driver’s ed funds

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.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Evaluators recommend district be re-accredited

Teachers, administrators and Lee County Board of Education members in the assembly room of the Heins Education Building erupted into cheers Wednesday afternoon


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Broadway’s Cox: ‘Never give up on a child’

This week we feature Edith Cox, who teaches math to fourth graders at Broadway Elementary School.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 04:56 AM

State senator visits Sanford to see CC Works

North Carolina State Sen. Chad Barefoot visited Sanford recently to get a first-hand view of the Central Carolina Works program.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Mrs. Universe meets, greets at CCCC

“I am a true and firm believer that your circumstances do not determine your destiny.”


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 06:42 PM

'I READ, YOU READ': Students, volunteers bond over books

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.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB: Summer program teaches students valuable skills

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.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

AdvancED promotes continuous improvement

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.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Extension news: Helping your child get a head start on reading

If you have young children at home, now is a great time for them to get a head start on developing early reading skills.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Legislation seeks to improve on school performance grades

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.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Program at Central Carolina could become state model

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.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Vidyo lets students connect without leaving classrooms

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.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Students learn about lasers

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.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County Schools reports significant decrease in dropout rate

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.


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: Student puts service at forefront of education

High school students have plenty to worry about with going to class, taking notes, doing homework, keeping up with reading and studying for tests.


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC’s Phi Theta Kappa holds induction ceremony

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.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION: Teacher supplement tops board's budget wish list

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.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Take 5: 'Anchors Aweigh for Literacy!' sets sail April 10

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.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 07:57 PM

'It will not be tolerated'

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.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Three administrators appointed to new roles

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.


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Sanford Herald Teacher of the Week: Imely Taul

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.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

EDUCATION: School days lengthened to make up for weather

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.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:56 AM

Lee County Schools announces snow make-up plans

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.