Feb. 25, 2015 @ 05:43 AM

TEACHER OF THE WEEK: McDowell: 'I get to know all these wonderful little people'

Darlene McDowell teaches middle school math to students in sixth through eighth grades at Bragg Street Academy.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 04:55 AM

Lee County Schools artwork

To advocate for the arts in Lee County, the Sanford Herald will periodically publish three pieces of student artwork produced by students

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Schools have some leeway in making up snow days

Ice and snowfall left Lee County Schools closed from Tuesday through Friday, and now administrators looking into how students will make up the time.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

TAKE 5: Bryan: Student success calls for a 'whole child' approach

This week, we Take 5 with Andy Bryan, the superintendent of Lee County Schools, about recently released performance grades for North Carolina schools and other matters affecting education locally. 

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

CCCC student farm makes top 20 list

Central Carolina Community College’s student farm on its Chatham County Campus ranks among the top 20 best college farms in America, according to Best College Reviews.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL: Drill team marches into Best of the Best meet

The Lee County High School Drill Team will head to Hickory this weekend to compete in the annual JROTC Fourth Brigade Best of the Best tournament for the first time in the event's five-year history.

Feb. 15, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

'Practically human'

Nursing students at Central Carolina Community College's Harnett Health Sciences Center assess a patient who has just been brought into the emergency room. A man of about six feet, the patient opens his eyes, blinks and says, “I have chest pain.”

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

LEE BOE: Alternate grading model OKed for two schools

While traditional public schools in North Carolina received letter grades earlier this month gauging their performance, Bragg Street Academy and Warren Williams Elementary School will be graded using a different formula.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC board to pick architect for bond projects

Central Carolina Community College officals plan to select an architect today for the college's bond projects — the first step to completing the projects in about three years.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

N.C. Pre-K application process now open

The Lee County Partnership for children will start accepting appointments to complete the 2015-16 N.C. Pre-Kindergarten application today; appointments will start February 24.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

The Sanford Herald Teacher of the Week: Murray: 'Teaching is more than academics'

Brittaney Murray teaches pre-kindergarten students at Warren Williams Elementary School. This is her sixth year teaching and she has taught at both private and public schools.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Lee superintendent highlights 'value-added' to students' education at community meeting

The Lee County Schools superintendent highlighted district-wide efforts to ensure all students graduate high school with more than a diploma during the first of seven community meetings at B.T. Bullock Elementary School Monday night.

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

CCCC: SMI program attains 100 percent passing achievement

Central Carolina Community College was one of five schools in North Carolina to achieve a 100 percent Speed Measuring Instrument (SMI) passing achievement from the N.C. Department of Justice's Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

More than a letter

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction's announcement of School Performance Grades Thursday ruffled feathers in school districts across the state, and Lee County educators and administrators were quick to decry a grading system that reduced everything they do to a single letter.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

DPI releases letter grades for N.C. public schools

The N.C. Department of Public Instruction has released letter grades for public schools across the state.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

'It's not fair'

Lee County education and business leaders have joined those in counties around the state in criticizing the criteria the N.C. Department of Public Instruction used in assigning letter grades, which will be announced later this morning, to the state's public schools — grades that many educators expect to be low.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 06:35 PM

Exchange students get full American experience during Washington, D.C. trip

High school classes, new brothers and sisters, local festivals, sporting events and holiday traditions – a group of local exchange students already had lived much of the “American experience” when they had the opportunity to travel last month right to the heart of it: Washington, D.C.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

J.R. Ingram celebrates 100

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Three from CCCC receive Emerging Issues Forum scholarships

Three Central Carolina Community College students and small business center clients have been awarded scholarships to attend the Institute for Emerging Issues Forum.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Chatham County Schools wants to hear from stakeholders

Chatham County Schools is asking all parents, employees and community members to share their views on the district and school-based programs and services through the 2015 Budget Priorities Survey.

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 10:10 PM

SANFORD HERALD’S TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Bloedorn: ‘So much of teaching is really knowing your students’

This week we recognize Candace Bloedorn, who co-teaches third-graders with Heather McBurnett at Greenwood Elementary School in Sanford.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Take 5: Marchant assesses tuition-free plan

This week, we Take 5 with Dr. T.E. “Bud” Marchant, the president of Central Carolina Community College, about President Obama’s plan to make community college tuition free to some students.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

Teacher of the Week: Beasley: ‘A good education equals a good life’

George Beasley teaches reading, math, science, and social studies to fifth-graders at Tramway Elementary School.