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.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Robotics team gets thousands in grants

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.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:20 AM

Graduate grows, gives back on career path

Shirley Rijkse was an active student at Central Carolina Community College.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

The Sanford Herald Teacher of the Week: Battle: 'Students have so much they can offer to our leaders'

This week, we salute Brenda Battle who has taught first graders at B.T. Bullock Elementary for three years.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 05:00 AM


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

CCCC students attend national photonics convention

Second-year students in the Laser and Photonics Technology program at Central Carolina Community College’s Harnett Campus recently attended the 2015 SPIE Photonics West Convention in San Francisco.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Horton participates in Science Olympiad

Horton Middle School recently sent a group of students to compete at the Science Olympiad held at Campbell University — in which a number of the school's participants won honors.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:42 PM

Local students excel in essay contest

Local youth recently were asked to imagine — and write about — the experience of coming to the United States from another country — and several students proved they were up to the task.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Ulterior motive behind grades?

It’s been three weeks since the N.C. Department of Public Instruction released letter grades for public schools across the state, and members of the Lee County Board of Education still are livid with what they call the state legislature’s attempt to smear public schools across the state.