A COMMUNITY EFFORT: Last night's event at the Orange Peel involved the collaboration of several organizations and individuals all working together to highlight the life of Julian Price.

Honoring Julian Price: An evening of music, film and tears

“I’m kind of still in disbelief and really overwhelmed, but in a wonderful way,” says filmmaker Erin Derham. Her documentary, Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People, premiered last night at the Orange Peel, to a sold out crowd. The film, which tells the story of Julian Price’s life in Asheville, was joined by live performances from the […]

TAKING ON A CHALLENGE: Rainbow Community School core team members, from left, West Willmore, Michael Brown, Susan Daily, Renee Owen, Talia Willingham, Melody Shank and John Bikart are competing in a national contest for millions of dollars to reinvent the American high school. Photo by Liisa Andreassen

Rainbow Community School aims to reinvent learning

What would you do if you were given the chance to reimagine the American high school — and perhaps have your vision made real? The folks at West Asheville’s Rainbow Community School are enthusiastically tackling that ambitious challenge. Last September, West Willmore, Rainbow’s curriculum director, learned through social media about XQ: The Super School Project, […]