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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
Every August I hear parents say “I will be so ready for school to start up!”  After weeks of trying to occupy, entertain, and monitor their children, they often relish the chance to get back into a... Read More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 9:36am
On May 7th over 60 women gathered to learn about and sign up to join the Women’s Leadership Council. This "WLC" is now part of a powerful network of caring women – more than 50,000 members in 130... Read More
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 5:19pm
Today launches the third Middle School Success public awareness campaign by United Way.  Why raise awareness of middle school? Have you even been in middle school or junior high school?  Do you... Read More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 2:19pm
Some years ago I worked with high school dropouts to prep for their GED exams and find employment.  The common joke among the participants was that they all wanted a job taste-testing in a pie... Read More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 2:23pm
At my request, we have a guest blog from Allison Jordan, Executive Director of Children First/ Communities in Schools.  “Communities in Schools” is a specific model within a Community School approach... Read More
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 5:30pm
In the two most recent blogs, I’ve talked about the Community School model and shared some of the research on how it works to support students, families and schools. Keeping in mind that a Community... Read More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 4:48pm