Latest Guilford County Schools Stories

2008-07-16 18:00:35

By KAVITA PILLAI Northwest and Western high schools were honored last week as High Schools That Work Pacesetter Schools, an award given to 25 schools nationwide by the Southern Regional Education Board. The award recognizes schools that have implemented the "High Schools That Work" design to improve student achievement. More than 1,000 high schools participate in the program, which is "based on the premise that most students can master rigorous academic and career/technical studies if...

2008-07-11 12:00:27

By JENNIFER FERNANDEZ A former Western Guilford High School teacher assistant and lacrosse coach faces a charge that he used a computer to solicit a child for sex. David Brian Seus, 30, of 4508 Garden Club St., High Point, was arrested Tuesday by Guilford County sheriff's deputies. He was released Wednesday after posting a $5,000 bond, jail records show. Seus did not return a phone message left late Thursday afternoon at his home. Deputies allege that Seus initiated conversations of a...

2008-06-26 15:02:58

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER GREENSBORO -- It's unlikely that board members will know tonight whether Guilford County Schools will face a reduction in state funding of at least $2.4 million. Sharon Ozment, chief finance officer for Guilford schools, plans to seek board approval of an interim operating budget as legislators try to reconcile the House and Senate budgets. The school board's meeting follows a warning this week that school systems could face a shortfall of $50 million or more....

2007-04-27 18:00:32

By MORGAN JOSEY The use of standard mode of dress in some district schools has had little effect on suspension rates and student achievement, Board of Education members learned Thursday. "I have a feeling if my daughter watched these school board meetings, she would text me and say: I told you so,' " said Amos Quick, whose daughter Jasmine attends Dudley High School and must wear a uniform. John Wright, chief auxiliary officer for the district, reviewed suspensions, office referrals...

2006-11-02 09:00:45

GIBSONVILLE, N.C. - A fire that began in a chemistry lab destroyed a high school, leaving more than 1,000 students without a school building for the rest of the year. A teacher spotted the fire around 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern Guilford High School and tried to put it out with an extinguisher, but then pulled the alarm. The school, which has 1,060 students, was evacuated, with students, teachers and other employees going to a nearby church. The cause of the fire was under investigation....

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