The freezing temperatures didn’t stop North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell from laying out her take on the state of the economy, or prevent a crowd, including many local notables, from showing up to hear, and ask questions. She praised Asheville’s strong economy and “human capital” but noted challenges with infrastructure and state revenue. Photo by Alicia Funderburk
Did you miss Mountain Moral Monday? Here is an Xpress photo gallery of the event, featuring protesters, signs and guest speakers.
What do you get when you cast a world-class artist, a devoted environmentalist, and a poet laureate together on one stage? Answer: a very fine alchemy, where art, science, and education merge, and — if the featured guests have their way — the results may provoke social transformation.
A state legislator says staff cuts will not be as severe as earlier predictions, but a Buncombe County Schools representative says that view doesn’t jibe with reality.
On the evening of June 8, the Enka High School gymnasium echoed with the frequent cheers and applause of more than 1,000 teachers, parents and students who gathered to protest potential state education cuts. Code red: An estimated 1,600 people attended a June 8 rally at Enka High School to protest the elimination of 80 […]
Children First of Buncombe County will become the latest to host an event protesting state education budget cuts that would eliminate teachers and support personnel jobs statewide.
On June 1, the Buncombe County Schools sent out about 80 letters informing nontenured teachers that their contracts will not be renewed. The move came in anticipation of a state education budget currently working its way through the N.C. House that would increase classroom size by two students due to an 11 percent budget reduction. […]
Well over 1,000 teachers, parents and students packed the gymnasium of Enka High School on Monday evening to rally against state education cuts.
A rally has been planned for 6 p.m. on Monday at Enka High School in response to the possible loss of 80 Buncombe teachers.