Guilford County Schools http://wunc.org en One-Fourth of School Districts Oppose Law Repealing Teacher Tenure http://wunc.org/post/one-fourth-school-districts-oppose-law-repealing-teacher-tenure <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At least 28 school districts across the state have voiced opposition to a new law that repeals teacher tenure and replaces it with a plan that rewards the top&nbsp;</span>teachers, according the North Carolina Association of Educators.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cumberland County Schools and </span>Charlotte-Mecklenburg&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">schools are among the latest to reject the law, which is meant to phase out tenure for all teachers by 2018.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:24:34 +0000 Reema Khrais 31979 at http://wunc.org One-Fourth of School Districts Oppose Law Repealing Teacher Tenure Teachers React To State Of Education http://wunc.org/post/teachers-react-state-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the wake of the most recent General Assembly session, some teachers across the state are expressing concern about policies that affect the classroom, like voucher programs and budgetary restraints.</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC Reporter <a href="http://wunc.org/people/dave-dewitt">Dave Dewitt;</a> <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/">Wilmington Star-News </a>education reporter Pressley Baird; and <a href="http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/">Carolina Public Press</a> reporter Jon Elliston.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:47:03 +0000 Alex Granados 27351 at http://wunc.org Tablet Manufacturer Says No Problems With Devices http://wunc.org/post/tablet-manufacturer-says-no-problems-devices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guilford County school officials and the manufacturer of tablet computers once used in district classrooms disagree on why thousands of devices broke. Asus, the company that built the more than 15,000 tablet computers used for a time in Guilford County classrooms, is not taking blame for melted chargers. In a statement Asus says is has run tests on its products and found no problems. &nbsp;The tablet program was paused in October after thousands of devices broke and nearly a dozen chargers partially melted. School officials believe the devices were defective. Meanwhile students are without tablets and the school system is working with Amplify, a for-profit education company to find another manufacturer and try to re-start the program.</span></p><p>“This doesn’t really change out view of what happened and our view of what’s needed to move forward, which is still to make sure that we get the products and services at the expected quality,” said Nora Carr, Chief of Staff for Guilford County Schools.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:53:08 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 26762 at http://wunc.org Tablet Manufacturer Says No Problems With Devices Tablet Program Suspended In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/tablet-program-suspended-greensboro <p></p><p>Leaders with Guilford County schools announced today they are suspending a tablet-computer initiative indefinitely.&nbsp; The surprising news came at a hastily called press conference Friday. &nbsp;Guilford County was in the process of implementing the largest tablet program in U.S. History. It is funded by a $30 million federal grant. Since the school system started handing out tablets to teachers in June, and students in August, about 10-percent have been cracked or broken.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:45:14 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 23626 at http://wunc.org Tablet Program Suspended In Greensboro Students Getting Tablets In Guilford County http://wunc.org/post/students-getting-tablets-guilford-county <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Students at three Guilford County middle schools spent the day learning on tablet computers. &nbsp;A district wide technology initiative that will provide tablets to 17,000 students is underway. The district won a federal “race to the top grant” of more than $30 million. Students are taking a day off from summer break to go into school and get comfortable with the devices.</span> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 20645 at http://wunc.org Students Getting Tablets In Guilford County Guilford Middle School Students Getting Tablet Computers This Week http://wunc.org/post/guilford-middle-school-students-getting-tablet-computers-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the largest classroom technology initiatives in U.S. history is underway in Guilford County. This week middle school students can begin picking up their tablet computers and get comfortable with the devices prior to the start of classes.</span></p><p>Teachers have been learning the ins and outs of these Android-based tablets all summer.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"There is also an encyclopedia on here, all kinds of different things that come preloaded," said Eric </span>Loveday<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>8<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grade science teacher at Southwest Middle School.</span> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 20496 at http://wunc.org Guilford Middle School Students Getting Tablet Computers This Week Guilford School Board Going Partisan in 2016 http://wunc.org/post/guilford-school-board-going-partisan-2016 <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:21.0pt">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:28:06 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 20196 at http://wunc.org Guilford School Board Going Partisan in 2016 Guilford County's First Summer Literacy Camp http://wunc.org/post/guilford-countys-first-summer-literacy-camp <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Getting kids to read in the summer has long been a challenge for many grown-ups.&nbsp; With outdoor activities, camps and family trips, too often books remain closed until the fall. For kids who are living in homelessness and in unstable home environments, the challenges can be even greater. A new summer literacy program in the Guilford County Schools is trying to change that. The goal is for students to maintain or even improve their reading level, build confidence and complete six books.</span></p><p>After breakfast in the cafeteria at Greensboro College about 50 fueled faces file into an exercise studio for an unconventional morning routine. Each weekday for the next month the literacy program begins with Harambee a Swahili word meaning “let’s pull together.”</p><p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:19:58 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 19025 at http://wunc.org Guilford County's First Summer Literacy Camp Taking Flight For Aviation Jobs Of Tomorrow http://wunc.org/post/taking-flight-aviation-jobs-tomorrow <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Across the state thousands of high school students will graduate this weekend. About three dozen are from the <a href="http://aviation.gcsnc.com/">Aviation Academy at T.W. Andrews High School</a> in Guilford County. It’s one of only a few such programs in the state preparing young men and women for careers in aeronautics and engineering. And after two classes of students, the program’s graduate rate is perfect.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 16288 at http://wunc.org Taking Flight For Aviation Jobs Of Tomorrow Tablet Training Underway In Guilford County http://wunc.org/post/tablet-training-underway-guilford-county <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thirteen thousand students in Guilford County will receive tablets computers when they begin school</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;this fall. Last year the county was awarded a federal “Race to the Top” grant for 30 million dollars. Now one of the largest classroom technology initiatives in US history is underway.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 11:22:31 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 16253 at http://wunc.org Tablet Training Underway In Guilford County