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.
In North Carolina, more students drop out in the 9th grade than any other year. At Western Guilford High School in Greensboro, School leaders took a hard look at the 9th grade and decided to try something different. Alison Jones reports on Western\’s new Freshman Academy for our series North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.
Today we begin a week long visit to Western Guilford High School in Greensboro as a part of our North Carolina Voices: Studying High School series. We\’re focusing on Western because it is fairly typical of High Schools in the rest of the state in terms of size, demographics and test scores. Deborah George reports.
In many parts of North Carolina, poverty and a lack of education go hand in hand. That is especially true in the rural, predominantly African American Northeastern part of the state. In Northampton County, nearly a third of the children live in poverty and more than a third of the adults have no high school diploma. But a new charter school in the town of Gaston aims to break the cycle. So far, it is succeeding and also making waves. Leda Hartman reports as part of our series North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.