It’s risky to challenge the role of sports in public schools during football season in WNC. People get downright passionate about their local high school’s football team in this part of the country. In fact, I was watching the High School sports roundup on the news the other night and it reminded me of the long conversations we had back when I was on the school board.
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Asheville City/Buncombe County Public Services held a Chili Cookoff on Friday to drum up interest and support for their United Way campaign.
Many thanks to everyone that came out to cook, to eat, to cheer each other on. Special thanks to Chief Burnette, Chief Anderson and Sherrif Duncan for their leadership in making this happen and to our celebrity judges: representing Bouchon - Bill Cooke, from Pack's Tavern - Ross Franklin, and Emily Patrick the new food writer at Mt. Xpress.
Welcome to the 9th Grade. Your child has entered this brave new world and you are excited and terrified. You want the best for your child; an easy transition, friends, success in class.
But your child's chance of success is slim – 80% of children entering the 9th grade don’t have the knowledge or skills they need to graduate.
On October 1 we will select the winner so it's not too late for your to check them out, vote or submit your own written or video story. Follow the link and join in the fun! What does the winner get? Their very own iPad, that's what.
Register today for Ontrack WNC’s October 6th Women and Money Conference
Don't forget about this opportunity to meet local candidates...
This opportunity comes from Children First/Communities In Schools and Together NC.
What's up with NC's budget cuts? Find out at NC's Worth It forum, Oct 2, 6:30 PM
If you want to better understand the impact of state budget cuts to our community and what can be done to restore investments in education, health, safety, and envirnoment then join Children First/CIS and Together NC at the NC's Worth It forum on October 2nd.
There are national education grants for school systems to improve student success. There are national neighborhood grants for districts to improve families’ economic success. There are national county and multi-county grants to improve people’s health conditions. At times these efforts stumble over each other as they try to put together collaborations of the same handful of local institutions – but each effort has the potential to make a big difference and each requires agreement by those leading entities. If we don’t change the way we work, we will get the same results we have always g