HAPPY LABOR DAY! :: Monday, September 1, 2014

- published 8/21 (Larry) old link: http://www1.cfnc.org/applications/NC_Community_College/apply.html?application_id=1527

Click for Franklin, North Carolina Forecast

News Education

Franklin resident Madison Brown told several dozen community leaders Tuesday evening how scholarship assistance from the Southwestern Community College (SCC) Foundation is helping her achieve her goal of becoming a paramedic despite a troubled childhood.

Another SCC student and Macon County resident, Cliff Burton, described how the foundation’s financial support is allowing him to find a new career pathway in criminal justice after the Great Recession dried up employment opportunities in his previous vocation as a land surveyor.

Read more...

More than 100 people gathered in Franklin High School's Fine Arts Center Monday night to listen to guest speakers regarding “The state of public education.”

In collaboration with Public Schools First in NC and Progress NC the Macon County chapter of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) hosted the forum which featured NCAE President Rodney Ellis, former NC House Representative Patsy Keever, Macon County School Board Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin, school board chairman Jim Breedlove, Macon County Teacher of the Year Melissa Faetz, Jackson County Superintendent Michael Murray and WNC NCAE Director Rena Sutton.

The forum discussed the impact that state budget cuts have had on education.

Marne Harris has a job to do, and if she does it well, it means you will have a job too.

That's because Harris and her cohorts at Southwestern Community College have made it their mission to help the community's residents and students secure employment through the SCC Employability Lab and several additional workforce training programs. Despite the struggling economy and poor job market, they're committed to increasing job prospects for both the unemployed and underemployed throughout the region.

Read more...

Last Thursday, Macon County Schools’ new superintendent, Dr. Chris Baldwin visited the League of Women Voter's monthly meeting to give those in attendance an update of the current state of schools in the county.

Baldwin is a native of Nantahala and has been a lifelong educator. He officially took on the role of superintendent on July 1 of this year. He graduated from Nantahala School in 1986 and returned to teach at the small school. Before becoming superintendent, he served as a teacher and principal in Nantahala. He has served as principal of Franklin High School for the last two years. In 2005 and 2008, he was named Principal of the Year.

Of the highlights detailed about the county schools, Baldwin noted that the high school currently graduates 86.1 percent of its students and in doing so produces the highest reading scores in the western part of the state.

Read more...

Page 19 of 97

19
published: 10/18/2013
Macon County News is now on:
Find the Macon County News on Facebook! and Find the Macon County News on twitter!
Facebook   Twitter