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NC class-size compromise offered in HB 13 Monday night

NC class-size compromise offered in HB 13 Monday night

RALEIGH — Senate leader Phil Berger announced modifications to House Bill 13 that would push back extensive class-size reductions in kindergarten through third grade for a year. School districts had argued the required 2017-2018 year would end their ability to fund arts and physical education classes. Under Monday’s deal, K-3 classes will be smaller in […]

Students score big in state business contests

Students score big in state business contests

SPINDALE – Several Isothermal students brought home top awards from the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Charlotte recently. Phi Beta Lambda is a national college organization for business students. Eight Isothermal students — Bonnie Langford-Powell, Kaylee Schappert, Stephanie Orasing, Melody Couch, Justin Haney, Johnny Hopkins, Meghan Nevil and Clay Randall  — participated in […]

PTK honor society inducts new members

PTK honor society inducts new members

  SPINDALE  – Five students at Isothermal Community College were inducted into the Sigma Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa last week. Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for two-year college students. The organization provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in activities that involve four hallmarks: scholarship, fellowship, leadership and service. In order to qualify for membership in Phi Theta […]

Isothermal names outstanding students for Spring 2017

Isothermal names outstanding students for Spring 2017

Isothermal names outstanding students for Spring 2017 SPINDALE  – Isothermal Community College officials recently gave special recognition to 22 students. The Spring 2017 Learning College Student of the Semester Awards were presented during two ceremonies in the Old Tryon Room of the Isothermal Library. The ceremonies were held at noon and 5:30 p.m. This semester’s award winners are Jennifer Townsend, Chrisy Baynard, […]

Flores deportation meeting canceled

Flores deportation meeting canceled

FOREST CITY – Sthefany Flores received some peace of mind after facing immediate deportation to the Honduras. After meetings with her lawyer, media interviews, activists, she was told Monday evening that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was canceling the Wednesday deportation meeting. Flores was given DACA status in 2013 when attending East Rutherford High School. […]

Holding Community Colleges accountable

Holding Community Colleges accountable

WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA — N.C. community colleges, many of them upgraded from their former vocational and technical status years ago, provide educational opportunities to individuals who otherwise might not have them. They now offer specialized workforce training along with college transfer options for those seeking more advanced degrees. Even with all the accolades, it does […]

Career & College Promises: professional training

Career & College Promises: professional training

NORTH CAROLINA – Long term study results are not available yet, but when early college works as designed, the success for more students will cut down on the waste in taxpayer money when students drop out or lose credits as they transfer. By being able to live at home, college transfer students will save on approximately […]

Career & College Promises in RC

Career & College Promises in RC

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Career & College Promise (“CCP”) is North Carolina’s dual enrollment program for high school students. CCP allows eligible NC high school students to enroll in college classes at North Carolina community colleges and universities through their high school. At Isothermal Community College counts 952 high school students out of its Spring 2017 […]

TJCA will not have prayer on their graduation agenda

TJCA will not have prayer on their graduation agenda

MOORESBORO – Clayton Fowler addressed the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy School Board in March challenging the legality of the prayer offered at graduation services. Fowler charged the North Carolina Charter School with failing to adhere to the Establishment Clause which protects federally funded institutions from excessive entanglement with religion. Fowler requested that there be no prayer […]

Students Recognized At April School Board Meeting

Students Recognized At April School Board Meeting

April 2017 Board Meeting Students Recognized At April Board Meeting (All photos courtesy of Rutherford County Schools) RUTHERFORD COUNTY — The RCS Board of Education recognized several groups of students at the board meeting held on April 4th. East Rutherford High School student Daisha Hines was recognized for receiving the North Carolina Head Start Association Scholarship. […]

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