All posts in Children in WNC

Marshall drug town hall
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June 22, 2016, Comments Off on Town hall puts spotlight on soaring level of overdoses

Access to overdose treatment drug helpful, but may be concealing an even worse problem with abuse of hard drugs in Western North Carolina.

Shining Rock Classical Academy School Director Ben Butler checks in with a student at the Lake Junaluska charter school on April 15, 2016. Colby Rabon / Carolina Public Press

State’s ‘at risk’ list offers warning to charter schools

April 18, 2016, Comments Off on State’s ‘at risk’ list offers warning to charter schools

Two WNC charter schools have recent experience with 'at risk' status encouraging needed changes.

Isabella Bevans, Lily Moffigg and Jade Moonborne work on their graphic novels in Tony Freeman’s sixth-grade English class at the Franklin School of Innovation on March 23, 2016, in Asheville. Students were given two weeks of class time to work on their graphic novels, under the theme “Hero journey stories.” Colby Rabon / Carolina Public Press

State oversight staff limited despite charter school boom

March 29, 2016, Comments Off on State oversight staff limited despite charter school boom

N.C. office overseeing charter schools reduces site visits as numbers of schools have surged. Also a look at success stories and the price of failure.