Jason Carter’s creative instructional attitude recently earned him the honor of being named a Teacher Ambassador by the California-based National Center for Science Education. Along with nine colleagues from across the country, he will help develop, test and deploy a curriculum that addresses climate change denial.
Statistics show that American schools throw away more than $1 billion worth of food every year. Asheville-area schools and organizations are taking some steps toward alleviating the problem.
By linking donations to friendly competitions and events and publicizing efforts on social media, Western North Carolina schools brought in more food and funds than ever before in this annual collection drive.
“There is a pretty big problem in Asheville. It’s racism.”
“A theme I have heard before is ‘ignorance is bliss,’ but the truth is, it’s not, and people suffer from ignorance every day. Stereotypes, bigotry and prejudice are all a type of ignorance, and I refuse to accept these as any form of bliss.”
The full day of outdoor adventure activities takes place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Evergreen Community Charter School.
Food and gardening classes can help children learn life skills, nourish creativity and connect to the natural world. But funding for these programs can be hard to come by.
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.
Amid the continuing debate over school choice and whether North Carolina should even allow charter schools, people on both sides of the issue seem to agree that Buncombe County’s five charters stand apart from their counterparts across the state. Asheville has about as long a history with charter schools as any Tar Heel city. Francine […]
“It’s going to be very sentimental – nostalgic for me anyway,” band director says of the last major performance for EMBE. The event, which doubles as a CD release show, takes place at Evergreen Charter School on Saturday, June 4.
Biscuit Head chef Jason Roy and Zambra chef Adam Bannasch are joining forces to host a pop-up venture Saturday, May 16, at the West Asheville Biscuit Head.
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 […]
When Evergreen 6th grader Luca Mele landed in the hospital for brain tumor surgery, his friends, teachers and many admirers throughout Asheville, jumped right in to support him and his family, with a “Dress Like Luca Day” on the day of his surgery, April 18.
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 […]
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 […]