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September 22, 2020

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RSS will collect information on full K-5 return

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration will begin collecting information to show how it could approach full re-entry in the coming months. ... Read more

8 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

‘Better chance of succeeding’: Moody, colleagues reflect on tenure, retirement

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Lynn Moody was not a strong reader when she began attending North Carolina State University. The outgoing Rowan-Salisbury Schools ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Candidates for East Area school board seat have widely different views on renewal

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com ROWAN COUNTY — Two newcomers are competing for the East area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury disagree about the route for Rowan-Salisbury ... Read more

2 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Funding flat, enrollment down slightly for Rowan-Salisbury Schools

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools Associate Superintendent of Resources Carol Herndon says the district was expecting level enrollment before COVID-19 pandemic hit. ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Catawba gets high marks in U.S. News and World rankings for fifth year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Catawba College rose one spot on a popular set of college rankings, making it one of the top regional ... Read more

4 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Gov. Cooper announces schools can move K-5 to plan A; school board vote needed locally

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday announced public schools can bring elementary students back to class five days a week, ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools ships out thousands of old devices for refurbishing

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A Rowan-Salisbury Schools warehouse on Wednesday turned into a logistics center for iPads, laptops and Apple devices as staffers ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Caught in the infodemic: NC school policies frustrated by scientific challenges

By Christian Green Carolina Public Press A month ago, North Carolina public schools were finalizing their reopening plans. It felt as if something might finally ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Education.

Shoutouts

Millbridge Elementary School August Good Citizens Kindergarten: Maverick Coughenour, Brandon Lopez, Emrie Alley, Bella Clark, Zoey Farmer and Savanna Livengood. First grade: Reese Brown, Cade Overcash, Jonathan ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Education.

Blattner brought technology into schools before it was cool

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – David Blattner used to repair devices in an English classroom. The Rowan-Salisbury Schools chief technology officer moved to North ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

State has slight decline in SAT scores

RALEIGH – Reflecting a similar trend nationally, the performance of North Carolina’s high school class of 2020 on the SAT college entrance exam slipped from ... Read more

5 days ago by Post Education.

In year marked by pandemic, RSS graduation rate improves, beats state average

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury School’s graduation rate made a significant jump in the 2019-2020 school year, past the state average and more ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools moves forward with Henderson closure study

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday followed a recommendation from district administration to begin a formal closure ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Faith charter school application gets continued after state board interview

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com RALEIGH — Faith Academy, a would-be charter school, was neither granted a charter nor shot down after a Monday morning interview ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

RSS Superintendent Lynn Moody announces retirement

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools Superintendent Lynn Moody on Monday night announced she will retire at the end of the year. Moody, ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

RSS teacher of the year picks up new car

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Teachers may not always get many perks beyond their students’ glowing faces, but there is a new car to ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Grants inject $22,000 into local schools for outdoor learning spaces

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — A pair of grants will bring more of the outdoors to local students in the near future. Knollwood Elementary ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Closure discussion for three schools on RSS board agenda

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education will view closure studies for a pair of elementary schools and consider moving ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Livingstone begins classes with students back, new safety measures

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Later than usual, but well prepared, Livingstone College began classes on Thursday. Chief Operating Officer Anthony Davis said if ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

New principal Feamster brings business experience to Essie Mae Kiser Foxx

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER – Latisha Feamster spent seven years in human resources before she made the jump to education. She began teaching ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Hood Seminary debuts new public education series

SALISBURY – Hood Theological Seminary has began a new community education initiative as an extension of its new Messinger and Williams Family Chair in Theology ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

Knox Middle’s Sally Schultz named RSS teacher of the year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Sally Schultz says her favorite thing about being a teacher is just being with her students. It’s not all ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

East Spencer charter school reopens with strong enrollment

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com EAST SPENCER — Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Charter School opened on Aug. 17, the same day as Rowan-Salisbury Schools, and it ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Publicly funded pre-K more complicated, challenging for providers, parents

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Enrolling in state-funded pre-K could already be confusing, and COVID-19 is creating more challenges for providers placing families in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Hood Theological Seminary awarded $1 million grant

SALISBURY – Hood Theological Seminary, one of six historically Black theological institutions in the country, has been awarded $1 million in grant funding from the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

Livingstone campus opens with COVID-19 testing

SALISBURY – Livingstone College officially reopened its campus on Aug. 27, with staff members reporting to their offices for a virtual opening session followed by ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Education.

Concord Mayor appointed to RCCC Board of Trustees

SALISBURY – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has announced the appointment of Concord Mayor William C. “Bill” Dusch to the College’s Board of Trustees. Dusch will serve ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Post Education.

Veteran teacher blends technology, tradition in unusual year

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Maria Freeman has been teaching for 26 years, and her sixth-grade language arts classroom at Erwin Middle School blends ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

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