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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

N.C. A&T to Celebrate Class of 2020 Virtually

May 8, 2020

Commencement season is a special time at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in any year. But this year, the university is going above and beyond to give the newest Aggie graduates a send-off to remember with numerous local and national celebrations that will shine a well-deserved spotlight on their academic accomplishments. Combined with […]

GCS leaders set to discuss new school budget

April 30, 2020

While the Guilford County School Board is preparing to vote on a new budget, district leaders say they are uncertain what that will look like in the wake of COVID-19. Guilford County School leaders are set to receive public comment and discuss the budget for the 2020-2021 school year on April 30. GCS announced on […]

Much Needed Superhero: Local teacher steps in to aid in PPE shortage

April 30, 2020

Donald Sweeper is showing his students what real-world application looks like beyond the walls of the classroom. Sweeper, who holds a mechanical engineering degree from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, teaches emerging technologies at Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem. “Emerging technologies is 3D printing, building drones, robotics, coding and virtual reality. That’s the […]

New to distance learning? GPA and Khan Academy would like to help

April 23, 2020

Although students have been out of school for roughly a month now, it doesn’t look like they’ll be returning to a traditional classroom anytime soon. This challenge creates uncharted territory to say the least when it comes to Guilford County’s new district-wide online learning requirement. While school leaders and teachers are doing everything that they […]

Colleges offer emergency funds to students

April 2, 2020

During a time that college campuses are usually buzzing with the excitement of a new semester, students have instead packed up their belongings and are looking for ways to stay afloat. After orders from N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper for all UNC campuses to close on March 17, thousands of students across the state were forced […]

COVID-19: Students continue to learn amid virus pandemic

March 25, 2020

Following an announcement by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper on March 23, that all N.C. public schools would remain closed thorough May 15, Guilford County Schools (GCS) prepared to deliver more than 700 laptops to students across the county. Throughout all the changes, GCS is making sure students have the ability to still learn and access […]

Guilford County Schools opens grab-and-go pick-up sites for student meals

March 21, 2020

Guilford County Schools (GCS) has opened grab-and-go sites for food distribution across the county for any children ages 0 – 18. Children will be able to pick up meals Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the sites. Students will pick up their lunch for the day, and breakfast for the following […]

Howard University Cancels 2020 Commencement After Reporting First Direct Coronavirus Case

March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the world and the United States, Howard University announced their first direct positive case of the virus and announced that the school’s commencement would be canceled. In an emailed statement, Howard University President Wayne Frederick revealed that an attendee of their Charter Day Dinner […]

Bennett College to Hold Virtual Commencement

March 20, 2020

Bennett College announced this week that it will cancel its 2020 commencement in May and hold a virtual ceremony. In a written statement to Bennett Belles, Bennett College President Suzanne Walsh said, “The College will confer degrees for students who complete all pending degree requirements this academic semester. Your degree will be mailed.” The statement […]

Guilford County Schools Launches COVID-19 Info Site

March 16, 2020
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