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August 17, 2019

While most traditional public school students in the Twin Counties will be starting school in a little over a week, many schools in the area already have started classes.

School starts on Aug. 26 for traditional public school students because that is the earliest date the N.C. General Assembly will…


August 17, 2019

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education is seeking a new chief communications officer in the wake of the resignation of Patricia Hollingsworth.

Hollingsworth has served the Nash-Rocky Mount school district for five years, earning her doctorate degree in educational leadership and administration…

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August 08, 2019

TARBORO — North East Carolina Prep School has made a move that allowed the Tarboro charter school to buy the buildings and property it previously leased from Utah-based Highmark School Development.

The move will save the school about $30,000 per month, or $2.52 million over the seven-year…


August 07, 2019

NASHVILLE — A Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools educator and an alumnus of the school district both told the school board what they would like to be considered when choosing the future superintendent.

Scott Hendricks said he was speaking as a teacher, a taxpayer and a concerned lifelong Nash…

August 06, 2019

NASHVILLE — The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education on Monday evening gave the go-ahead to the N.C. School Boards Association to help find the school district’s future superintendent.

The board did so after a more than hour-long regular meeting, then went into executive session. The…

August 04, 2019

Several local leaders have said Shelton Jefferies’ resignation as superintendent of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools should bode well for the future of the school district.

Nash County Board of Commissioners Chairman Robbie Davis said he feels that Jefferies’ resignation was the right…

August 03, 2019

On the heels of Thursday’s Twin Counties Education and Business Leaders Summit, the leaders of the Twin Counties’ three institutions of higher learning met to sign a Statement of Collaboration designed to strengthen the bonds between the three organizations.

Evan Duff, interim president…

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July 31, 2019

A look at the resignation agreement between Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Shelton Jefferies and the Board of Education reveals that the arrangement may have been more of a mutual decision than was first implied.

The school board Monday “accepted the resignation of its…


July 28, 2019

The way students are tested in local schools will change over the next few years and local school officials are warning that while the final product could lead to improvement, the transition years could be rocky.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced this month that North Carolina and…

July 26, 2019

The Down East Partnership for Children is encouraging parents of 4-year-old children to act now to enroll them in Pre-K education programs.

Though Pre-K education is not universally funded in North Carolina, the N.C. Pre-K program does allow many children to attend classes for free.

“The N.C.…

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