Education

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Lee County educators see constant texting as danger to students' behavior, performance

As the use of smart phones, tablets and laptops becomes more commonplace, Lee County educators and administrators are working to strike a balance between maximizing the benefits


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC GED/Adult Education grads celebrate milestone

A graduation ceremony for Central Carolina Community College's Adult High School/General Educational Development (GED) programs honored the achievements of more than 50 students, many of whom cited the importance of hard work and perseverance.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Teacher of the Week: Crockett: 'It makes my day when my students feel successful'

Dillon Crockett is in his first year teaching science (currently, biology and physical science) at Southern Lee High School in Sanford.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

VFW post salutes contest winners

The VFW Stanley McLeod Post 5631 has recognized several local students for their exemplary submissions in recent contests.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Stouffer named Teacher's Challenge winner

A unique lesson plan has won a local educator state-level recognition.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 04:58 AM

Six local educators achieve National Board Certification

Six Harnett County teachers have achieved National Board Certification for the 2014-2015 school year, an announcement that was celebrated by the Harnett County School System as “a major step forward.”


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 06:48 PM

Teacher of the Week: Joyner: ‘All students have potential’

Jon Joyner has taught math II and math III to students in grades nine through 12 at Lee County High School for the past 12 years.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC: President’s proposal fits with direction of college

President Barack Obama’s announcement of a plan that would make two years of community college as free and universal as high school appears to be in line with Central Carolina Community College’s Central Carolina Works program, the college announced Friday.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

State BOE votes to switch to 10-point grading scale

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, all high school students in North Carolina will be on a 10-point grading scale.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

The Sanford Herald’s Teacher of the Week - Testa: ‘Every minute with students is valuable’

Whitney Testa has taught math 3 and AVID (9th and 10th graders) at Lee Early College, Sanford for the past four years. Born in Olean, New York, she attended Union Endicott High School, later gradudating from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics education.


Dec. 30, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Teacher of the Week: Gracia Hoffman

Gracia Hoffman teaches first grade and has spent five years at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School in Sanford.


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Program progresses

Career and college advisors at the nine public high schools in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties have been busy this fall working with students in the Central Carolina Works program.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Career training lab helps with job-readiness skills

Individuals who have received notification of a layoff, currently unemployed, qualify for the Federal Earned Income Tax credit, or underemployed may qualify for free classes (fee waiver) to help with their job search and job-readiness skills.


Dec. 25, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Teacher of the Week: Anna O’Brien: 'Teachers who love teaching, teach students to love learning.'

Anna O’Brien teaches first grade at J.R. Ingram, Jr. Elementary School, Sanford.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Local administrators doubt effectiveness of privately run, online charter schools

Among the problems Lee County Schools officials have with online, for-profit charter schools are the lack of student-teacher interaction and the cost to taxpayers and public schools.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee Early College ranked among top 50 public high schools in NC

Niche.com rated Lee Early College as the 48th best public high school in North Carolina in its annual rankings of the top 100 schools in each state and across the nation.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Teacher of the Week: Maria Thomas

Maria Thomas has taught second grade at Greenwood Elementary, Sanford, for two years. Born in Pittsburgh, she graduated from Mercer Area High School, Mercer, Pa.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC department graduates more than 300

More than 300 people are the most recent graduates of the Central Carolina Community College’s Economic and Community Development Medical Programs Department, which held its graduation Thursday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 09:22 PM

Better communication, test scores top new BOE members' to-do lists

Improved test scores, programs and communication are just some of the changes that the new Lee County Board of Education members want to make during their terms after being sworn in Tuesday.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Teacher of the Week: Sara Fry

Sara Fry teaches third grade at Deep River Elementary School, Sanford.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

CCCC foundation has eight new board members

Central Carolina Community College has announced the election of eight new members to the college's Foundation board. Each has the goals of expanding the foundation's endowment and increasing funding for student scholarships.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Deep River choir makes semifinals in radio contest

Lee County residents tuning into 101.5 WRAL-FM Tuesday might have recognized the voices belting out “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” throughout the day as belonging to the 25 singers of the River Tones, Deep River Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-grade choir group.


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Teacher of the Week: Melissa Jackson

Melissa Jackson is in her second year of teaching kindergarten at Broadway Elementary School.


Nov. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

'One of the best stories in our community'

With grants dwindling during the last few years, a recent $10,000 donation from Modern Woodmen of America will help Communities in Schools of Lee County provide more assistance to local children this holiday season.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

New member appointed to CCCC board

In their final meeting before the swearing in of two new members on Monday, the Lee County Board of Commissioners made one final appointment Tuesday, naming Bruce Ledford to the Central Carolina Community College’s Triangle South Workforce Development Board.