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Apr. 24, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

Republican lawmakers sound ready to separate North Carolina from the nationally-developed K-12 academic standards after complaints from parents, think tanks and other groups that Common Core requirements are controlling curriculum and classrooms.

Apr. 24, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Lunch by the lake

Students from Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy enjoyed a scenic view for lunch after attending The Shakespeare Sampler presented by The Rutherford County Arts Council's Globe Repertory Company Wednesday at The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College in Spindale.            

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Getting down on the farm

Bovender Farm was full of students searching for Easter eggs and learning about animals on Friday, during Pinnancle Elementary School's Farm Day.

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

Former students recall blacks-only Graham schools

There is one Graham High School now, but it is not the first one, and for a time there was more than one school going by the name.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 03:58 AM

Arts Council announces Shakespeare 450th birthday performance cast

Rutherford County Arts Council will present the Globe Repertory Company production of The Shakespeare Sampler on Wednesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. in the Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Wake has 41 percent hike in teacher resignations

Wake County school officials say the number of teacher resignations has increased 41 percent this year.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:08 AM

Easing the transition

Over 300 high school seniors received information on finance, success, self advocacy and job skills during the College and Career 101 Conference at Isothermal Community College (ICC) on Thursday.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Exploring a diverse heritage

Neil Higgins, Sunshine Elementary School principal, said that the school's annual Heritage Day wouldn't be a success without the help of the community.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:36 AM

R-S Central begins plant sale

Lisa Higgins, agriculture teacher, is hoping the plant sale will raise some money for the team and for the agriculture department. She said last year's sale brought in $1,500.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Inductees honored for RCS Hall-of-Fame

Educators and supporters of Rutherford County Schools (RCS) gathered at the Carolina Event and Conference Center on Saturday to honor five influential individuals who were inducted into the 2014 Rutherford County Schools Hall-of-Fame.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

REaCH recognized for Blue Ribbon Award

"I congratulate you and appreciate the model you are, not only for us but for the nation as well," Superintendent Dr. Janet Mason said to staff and students of Rutherford Early College High School (REaCH) during a special reception on Monday.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 03:37 AM

Isothermal will offer CPR class

In an emergency situation, especially involving cardiac arrest, every second counts.

Instructors with the Isothermal Community College EMS program are offering a special CPR class called “When Seconds Count” to help prepare people for those types of emergencies.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 03:05 AM

Board to hear report on innovation fund

The Rutherford County Board of Education will hear a report on the Education and Workforce Innovation Fund grant the school system recently received during its regular meeting tonight.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

A {STEM}ulating expo

Over 1,000 sixth-grade students explored the many real-world uses of science and technology at Isothermal Community College (ICC) on Friday.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 04:45 AM

County schools recognized by PBIS

Three schools in Rutherford County were recognized by the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction at the annual Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Initiative Workshop & Recognition.