“Certainly teacher bias in disciplinary actions should be mitigated, but I think we all know that the economic and social disparities between white and black families are closer to the root cause of these issues.”
“As parents, community members and taxpayers, we insist that our concerns about this project be heard and respected.”
For high school students looking to get an early feel for the college experience, UNC Asheville will be providing an opportunity for dual-enrollment starting with the fall 2015 semester. Students from Asheville High School and SILSA (School of Inquiry & Life Sciences at Asheville) are eligible, with a financial aid fund being set aside through the college’s advancement office.
Schools today, Aug. 15, welcomed the graduating class of 2025 and reminded all students that graduating is the goal for which they strive. Mayor Terry Bellamy handed out pencils to students arriving at Vance Elementary with Asheville Schools Superintendent Allen Johnson and board member Gene Bell in the background.
Ahead of tomorrow’s school start, workers put up an awning – cardinal, black, and white – at Asheville Middle School, as part of the school district’s Renew AMS initiative.
Under the direction of Ruben Orengo, the Asheville Middle School had their spring concert for the strings program Wednesday, May 23rd
The fifth annual reality store at Asheville Middle School – sort of a life-sized Game of Life – opened some pre-teen eyes to the complexities of adult life.
(photo: Jesse Pitt, 6th grade counselor at AMS with graph on income and average salaries in the U.S.)
(photo by Bill Rhodes)