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.

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 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.