Burned out: Preserving Asheville’­s teacher corps

When seasoned teachers leave the classroom, everybody suffers. Students lose out on the benefits of the educators’ experience, school systems struggle to find and train replacements and the larger community often mourns the departure of a valued contributor with established relationships. While Asheville and Buncombe County public schools have lower teacher turnover than in other parts of the state, retaining and attracting the best teachers is increasingly challenging.

Creekside Taphouse hosts musical fundraiser for local boy

Local musicians are coming together in Haw Creek to stage a fundraising event in support of a 12-year-old Asheville boy recovering from a debilitating brain tumor. Oso Rey, Akira Satake, David Earl Tomlinson, Pierce Edens, Aaron Woody Wood, David Cohen and many others will perform 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Creekside Taphouse to raise money to […]

Evergreen Community Charter School kids win national recognitio­n

A nationwide search for the greenest grade school in America has narrowed it down to 10 finalists, and Asheville’s Evergreen Community Charter School is one of them. Some 3,000 elementary schools across the country competed to win the “Go Green with all” (sponsored by all laundry detergent) contest, and each finalist was granted $5,000. The […]

Dick and Jane go to school

The first day of school: a new backpack, a handful of No. 2 pencils and a whole world of opportunity (both socially and educationally) for our little ones. As parents, choosing a school for our kids is one of several momentous decisions we make for them. But what exactly is the difference between a magnet […]