As North Carolina's traditional textile and furniture industries continue to decline, it falls to schools to prepare students for an economic landscape that their parents would not recognize. Many of the fastest growing occupations require some education or training beyond high school. Alison Jones reports for our series \”North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.\”
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There has been a dramatic change in education and it\’s all about numbers. State and Federal laws now require schools to measure just about everything that can be measured about the performance of their students. The source of all these numbers is testing, and whether you think testing is good or bad, there\’s no doubt it\’s having a huge impact. Emily Hanford reports from Western Guilford High School for our series \”North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.\”
Not so long ago, a ball game at Western Guilford High School was the only place to be on a Friday night. Western was the heart of a tight-knit community that turned out in force for school sports. Dramatic growth in this part of Greensboro has transformed the school, and the community. But the athletic field is still a place where close ties can be made. Alison Jones reports for our series \”North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.\”
Do you remember what you learned in high school? Much of what is taught in the classroom stays the same, year after year, from generation to generation. Homer's Odyssey for example, or Algebra. But of course, a lot changes, too. As part of our series \”North Carolina Voices: Studying High School\” we wanted to know what students are learning these days. So we spent some time in class at Western Guilford High School in Greensboro. Emily Hanford has this story.
The 2006 Hurricane Season begins next week and meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center predict another busy storm season. In North Carolina, state officials are picking up the pace of emergency preparedness with an eye to what happened on the gulf coast during, and after Hurricane Katrina. Rose Hoban reports.