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2008-08-26 15:00:58

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER Jackay Haywood tried for three weeks to teach her 5-year-old daughter, Ashia, how to spell her name. But Ashia could only nail the first three letters. "I was getting frustrated, because I told her school is about to start and you have to spell your name," Haywood said. Then Ashia started kindergarten at the transformed Washington Montessori on Monday. Four days later, she knew how to spell not only her name, but the names of some classmates, as well. The mother...

2008-08-21 12:01:17

By Morgan Josey Glover Guilford County Schools estimates that about 72,000 students will report for classes on Tuesday at 120 campuses. Here are some of the changes they can expect for 2008-09: Big Man on Campus Maurice "Mo" Green will become the new superintendent Sept. 8.He currently works as deputy superintendent in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the state's second-largest district. In class Elementary students will again have weekly art, music and physical education classes,...

2008-08-17 12:00:20

By Staff and Wire Reports GIBSONVILLE -- Parents, alumni and other school supporters are invited to a meeting Monday at Eastern Guilford High School that will cover the construction of the new school. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the media center, 415 Peeden Drive. Principal Travis Reeves will seek input on the redesign of the school seal and the future dedication ceremony. Guilford County Schools had to rebuild Eastern after the original school was destroyed by fire in...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By JEFF MILLS GREENSBORO -- The new superintendent of Guilford County Schools will make $250,000 per year plus benefits under the terms of a four- year contract released Tuesday. Maurice "Mo" Green signed the deal Saturday. He starts his new job Sept. 8, and the contract runs through June 30, 2012. Although the 11-page contract is straightforward, putting a dollar amount on the total compensation would be difficult, Guilford County Schools attorney Jill Wilson said. "A lot of the...

2008-08-03 09:00:18

By Travis Talent, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Aug. 3--GUILFORD COUNTY -- Parents with children enrolled in at least four High Point schools will have the option of sending them to another school when the new year begins in a few short weeks. Under the requirements of No Child Left Behind, Title I schools not meeting state proficiency target goals for Adequate Yearly Progress in the same subject for two or more years must offer parents the option of transferring their children to another...

2008-07-28 12:00:57

Maurice "Mo" Green speaks with deliberation, choosing his words carefully and repeating key phrases for emphasis. Maybe he could have been a teacher. Instead, the Duke-educated lawyer will become Guilford County Schools' first superintendent without classroom experience -- a sore point to some but not a liability that effective leadership can't overcome. Green will make a good start if he's as good as his word in three key ways: l He listens and learns. During his visit to Guilford...

2008-07-25 15:00:58

By Morgan Josey Glover, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 25--GREENSBORO -- Maurice "Mo" Green -- touted for his energy, team-building focus and experience in a large school district -- is expected to lead Guilford County Schools, starting Sept. 8. The Board of Education voted 7-4 on Thursday to negotiate a four-year contract with Green, who currently serves as deputy superintendent of the 135,000-student Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He would earn a base salary of $250,000....

2008-07-25 09:01:08

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER GREENSBORO -- Maurice "Mo" Green -- touted for his energy, team- building focus and experience in a large school district -- is expected to lead Guilford County Schools, starting Sept. 8. The Board of Education voted 7-4 on Thursday to negotiate a four- year contract with Green, who currently serves as deputy superintendent of the 135,000-student Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He would earn a base salary of $250,000. "I'm excited about the opportunity and look...

2008-07-25 00:00:39

By Morgan Josey Glover, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 24--GREENSBORO -- The Guilford County Board of Education voted 7-4 on Thursday to hire Maurice "Mo" Green as the third superintendent of Guilford County Schools. The board will now negotiate a contract with Green, who serves as deputy superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He would earn a base salary of $250,000 and start on Sept. 8. He would serve until 2012. Jeff Belton, Garth Hebert, Anita Sharpe and Darlene...

2008-07-22 09:01:00

By David Nivens, High Point Enterprise, N.C. Jul. 22--GUILFORD COUNTY -- School district leaders have chosen two experienced North Carolina public school officials as finalists for the superintendent's job. Shirley B. Prince, superintendent of Scotland County Schools since 1999, and Maurice O. Green, chief operating officer and deputy superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, are the top candidates, the Guilford County Board of Education announced Monday. District leaders...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.