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How do you decide which came first; the chicken or the egg? I’ve had multiple opportunities to debate with people in Buncombe County about which is more important to a successful life; one’s... Read More
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 4:37pm
Imagine a very long line of infants and toddlers standing outside, waiting to get into a building. 980 children in fact. Imagine that adults in communities across the state looked at those lines... Read More
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 3:45pm
It’s not a new topic, but we certainly seem to rehash it every year or so. With quality early childhood education, children will be school ready; have higher graduation rates and grow into productive... Read More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 10:52am
United Way invests community funds in Education, Income and Health. Considered the building blocks for a good life, these three areas are addressed by different nonprofit and public programs that... Read More
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 11:15am
With a high rate of working parents in Buncombe County, it would seem important to have a sound approach to finding good after-school care for our children. But how does that usually work? A... Read More
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:48am
In a conversation with community volunteers about United Way’s focus on education, we heard the following comments: “Kids aren’t my best group to work with”, “There is a reason I’m not a teacher” and... Read More
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 11:12am
During a period of 24 months, United Way visited 42 different groups of Buncombe County residents and asked 326 people about their dreams for a good community.  We asked them what kind of community... Read More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 11:34am
As technology advances continue to evolve, there are amazing new opportunities to teach and to learn in very different ways: Ways that could evolutionize the classroom. You fail a course you need: ... Read More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 10:46am
One of the first pieces of public education to come to the chopping block is teacher assistants.  Perhaps they seem like fluff to legislators and politicians? Maybe our elected officials see this... Read More
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 2:23pm
Vouchers, independent school districts, charter schools, magnet schools….are they all signs of our country’s abandonment of public education? Or a commitment to improve the education of our children... Read More
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 1:33pm