Tag Archives: Guilford County Schools

N&R fails to identify teacher’s ties to left wing advocacy groups

Todd Warren is just your average teacher chosen to comment on Senate Bill 480, a bill that would limit the political activities of public school employees during school hours. Well, that is the impression one would get by reading this story by the News & Record, which identified Warren only as a Spanish teacher at GuilfordContinue Reading

Want to give this school board more money?

Yesterday I discussed Superintendent Mo Green’s desire to increase the Guilford County Schools budget by tens of millions of dollars. Today, the GCS Board of Education is one member short after someone alerted the media and school board that December appointee Chris Gillespie did not live in the district he was appointed to represent. It’s anContinue Reading

Guilford County Schools budget request

Marquita Brown of the News and Record reports that GCS Superintendent Mo Green will request that county commissioners approve a $26 million boost to the district’s budget. Brown spends a lot of time describing revenue and expenditures from state sources.  I mean, isn’t the NC GOP responsible for GCS’s funding hardships? NC Department of PublicContinue Reading

A belated tribute to David Colin

David Colin is a retired electronics engineer (and concerned citizen) who asked Guilford County school officials to rethink their plan to distribute Asus tablet computers to students.  (If you have not heard, the Guilford County Schools tablet program is a mess.  Screens are breaking.  Chargers are melting.  Contracts have been questioned.  Patience is wearing thin.)Continue Reading

Two NC districts awarded Race to the Top-District grants

Sixteen districts, including Guilford County and Iredell-Statesville in North Carolina – will split a pot of $400 million in federal money. According to the U.S. Department of Education press release, districts will use the money “to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievementContinue Reading

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Wins Broad Prize

At first, I thought that CMS received the Broad Prize because the district had close ties to the Broad Foundation.  Former superintendent Peter Gorman was a graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy and he received help from Broad to implement a performance pay program for teachers.  According to Education Week, it doesn’t work like that.Continue Reading

GCS has “offshore” bank accounts

Paul Clark of the Rhino Times has the details, Guilford County Schools Chief Financial Officer Sharon Ozment announced at the Guilford County Board of Education’s Thursday, June 30 meeting that the school system has $9.7 million left over from the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which began July 1, which it will save for the 2012-2013 schoolContinue Reading

Newsweek: America’s Best High Schools

North Carolina public schools in Newsweek’s list of America’s best high schools: 19. The Early College at Guilford, Greensboro 22. Penn-Griffin School for the Arts, High Point 66. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham 87. Weaver Academy, Greensboro 126. East Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill 186. Providence, Charlotte 189. Raleigh Charter, Raleigh 206. GreenContinue Reading