It was a little less than two years ago that an all-woman school board, led by an African American chair and co-chair, appeared poised to change WS/FC Schools for the better. They were the “equity board” that was going to address the alarming disparities between majority white, mostly suburban schools and majority Blac… More
Yesterday was the Winston-Salem /Forsyth County Schools’ first day of classes. Due to the coronavirus, students are learning remotely via Zoom, instead of in the classrooms. With all the talk about the coronavirus this year, little to no attention has been given to the topic of school “choice.” This month marks … More
Today is the first day of class for students attending Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. The good news is, the kids don’t have to worry about what to wear. But the bad news is that they can’t go to school. For at least the first nine weeks of the school 2020-2021 school year, school has to come to them; they are going to ha… More
Earlier this month, a school system audit revealed millions spent without the board’s approval. At Tuesday night’s Buildings and Grounds Committee, WS/FCS board members debated how the agenda was set and why elements of an unfunded and yet-to-be-approved stadium had already been bid on? No one wanted to call i… More
Late Sunday night, I stumbled upon a friend’s Facebook post. She shared that the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System has found a potential site for a new Brunson Elementary. Sometimes a friend reports news that our paper of record fails to deliver.
If the proposed location is approved, the former Thomasville Furnitu… More
Monday afternoon, the City Council’s Finance Committee unanimously approved selling City property in the area of New Hope Lane and East Twenty-First Street to the WS/FC Schools, to be used for a new Ashley Elementary. The full City Council will vote on the matter next Monday. Finally, local officials are moving to acquire lan… More
After several months of sustained activism (passing out flyers, hosting public events and attending long school board meetings) Hate Out of Winston, a local activist group that came together during Winston’s Confederate statue controversy has succeeded in getting WSFC Schools to consider universal African American his… More
There is little question which local Winston-Salem/Forsyth County political body is currently home to the most compelling political debates. It’s not the Winston-Salem City Council, though the Confederate statue controversy has heated things up at City Hall recently.
It’s certainly not the rather dull mid-after… More
Saturday, I went to the 14th Street School historical marker and an East Winston pep-rally broke out. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many folks turned out, approximately 50 people, possibly more.
That’s a stronger turnout than these type of ceremonies typically get in Winston. The vast majority of the crowd were wearin… More