Displaying items by tag: education

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County parents working overnights now have a place their kids can stay and remain safe.

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Monday, 07 January 2019 11:38

COLUMN: Get ready for smaller school districts

 The average public-school district in the United States enrolls about 3,700 students, according to a recent Governing magazine analysis. In North Carolina, the average school district enrolls more than 12,500 students. Only six other states in the nation exceed North Carolina in this regard (including Hawaii, where all 187,000 students are in a single district).

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HAMLET — Dakota Honeycutt is getting the best of both worlds. Not only is she getting the majority of her college education for free, she is also getting work experience in her area of study and getting paid for it.

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RALEIGH — At least 79 teacher assistants and instructors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are threatening to withhold grades unless their demands in the Silent Sam controversy are met, local activists say.

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Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, always asking why, while a five-year-old may start to sit and listen for longer stretches.

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WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric is awarding $13,566 in Bright Ideas education grants to eight teachers to fund engaging classroom learning projects. More than 3,000 students at schools in Anson, Richmond, Scotland and Stanly counties will participate in Bright Ideas projects funded by Pee Dee this year.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:35

NC First Lady Kristin Cooper Tours Rockingham Middle

ROCKINGHAM — North Carolina’s First Lady got a glimpse of Richmond County’s public education system Thursday as she toured Rockingham Middle School.

Kristin Cooper was led around the campus by Principal Theresa Gardner and Superintendent Dr. Cindy Goodman, making short stops in various classrooms while teachers instructed in language arts, social studies, math and music.

After visiting the old-school auditorium, the governor’s wife briefly joined the chorus class, singing, clapping and swaying her hips to the song.

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ROCKINGHAM – The Richmond County Commissioners meeting was held Tuesday in Courtroom C at the Justice Center.  And, as usual, there were comments and questions regarding various types of events, projects, and situations throughout the county. What was not so “usual” was the range of focus that characterized the session.

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