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Rowan-Salisbury Schools to sell old devices for $4.6 million

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury Schools Board of Education on Monday voted to enter a contract to sell its outgoing fleet of ... Read more

20 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

North Rowan Elementary adds outdoor classroom space as schools cope with COVID-19

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SPENCER — An outdoor classroom can be as simple as some boards attached to tree rounds to create some natural benches and ... Read more

20 hours ago by Carl Blankenship.

Bids for Rowan-Salisbury Schools devices tops $4.5 million

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Bid for the sale of Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ outgoing fleet of technology devices has passed $4.5 million with only two bidders ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

YMCA plans program for students that blends academic support, day camp

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As schools enter uncharted territory in the coming school year, the Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA is planning a childcare option for students ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

As school year inches closer, no perfect model to resume classes

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The school system’s modus operandi for the coming year, dubbed Plan B by the state, is not financially viable ... Read more

3 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Most NC parents won’t have option to send kid back to school

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH  — When K-12 public school students in North Carolina resume classes this fall, the vast majority of ... Read more

4 days ago by News Service Report.

50 local businesses to display COVID-19 posters designed by students

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Courtesy of local students, brightly colored posters reminding people to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 will ... Read more

5 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Rivas taking over as principal at Hanford-Dole

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – Jessica Rivas began her teaching career in her 30s as an elementary dual-language teacher. Most recently, Rivas was an ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Back to School: Calendars

Rowan-Salisbury Schools Calendar First day of classes: Aug. 17. Fall Break: Oct. 14 to 16. Labor Day: Sept. 7, no classes. Veterans Day: Nov. 11, ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Education.

Back to School: Getting to know local schools

Bostian Elementary School 4245 Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove. 704-857-2322 Principal: Cory Stirewalt Mascot: Bulldogs China Grove Elementary School 514 S. Franklin St., China ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Back to School: A message from RSS Superintendent Lynn Moody

By Dr. Lynn Moody Intentionality, patience, grace, kindness — these are all very powerful words that we carry with us into the beginning of the ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Education.

Q&A with Summit Academy Principal Amy Pruitt

The Post caught up with Amy Pruitt to learn more about The Summit Virtual K-8 Academy. Pruitt answered some of the most important questions surrounding ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Lessons for the fall from a spring of remote preschool

By Liz Bell EdNC.org Remote learning presents challenges, especially for the youngest learners. As many districts choose to start the fall semester virtually to reduce ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Back to School: Basic supplies needed

Kindergarten — second grade Pencils One block eraser One pack of crayons Three packs of loose-leaf paper Two glue sticks One pencil box or pouch ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Education.

Back to School: School bus safety

Rowan-Salisbury Schools lists the following safety tips for parents: Make sure you always drop off and pick up your child at the designated bus stop ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Education.

Back to School: New COVID-19 precautions will be in place across the district

Students are heading back into schools this year, and things will look different. Students will only be in schools two days a week, and there ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Education.

Rowan-Salisbury Schools asking parents to find alternatives to school buses

Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The Rowan-Salisbury School System is asking families to find their own ways to get children to school, if possible. When ... Read more

6 days ago by Carl Blankenship.

Education briefs

Ministers fellowship announces scholarship announces Treasure Feamster scholarships On July 11th, three graduating seniors were awarded $500.00 scholarships on behalf of the Treasure Feamster scholarships ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Education.

Education shoutouts

Emory and Henry College and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference are pleased to announce that 132 E&H student-athletes from the College’s 20 NCAA Division III ... Read more

6 days ago by Post Education.

NC wins federal grant to improve instruction during school disruptions

Staff reports WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the N.C. Department of Public Instruction a $17.6 million grant to develop innovative ... Read more

7 days ago by Post Education.

Homeschools not immune to effects of COVID-19

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — When public schools shut down in March, local homeschoolers found their own programs disappearing as well. The Rowan County ... Read more

1 week ago by Carl Blankenship.

Biz roundup: Yadkin Path Montessori School creates co-working space for K-4 students

Yadkin Path Montessori School has announced a “Yadkin Path School Hub” for students in kindergarten through fourth grade beginning Aug. 17.  It will be a co-workng ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Basic training for law enforcement condensed for night students at Rowan-Cabarrus

By Shavonne Potts shavonne.potts@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After continual feedback about its Basic Law Enforcement Training Program, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has shortened the night classes by ... Read more

1 week ago by Shavonne Potts.

Students begin returning to college campuses with virus protocols in place

By BRYAN ANDERSON and JOHN RABY Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

One more candidate files for Board of Education this week

SALISBURY — A second person has filed for the Salisbury area seat on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education. Jonathan Barbee, a recent Catawba College graduate, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

Retired educator Kathy Sanborn seeks East Area seat on Rowan-Salisbury School Board

By Carl Blankenship carl.blankenship@salisburypost.com SALISBURY – The next few years are going to be critical for the country’s future, and that’s especially true for public ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carl Blankenship.

New meningitis immunization rule takes effect this school year

RALEIGH — Effective Aug. 1, a booster dose of meningococcal conjugant vaccine (MenACWY) is required for students entering the 12th grade in public, private or ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

NC private colleges, DPI work to get graduates into college this fall

RALEIGH —The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities  have been working hard to overcome barriers created by the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Post Education.

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