Tag Archives: Guilford County Schools

Former Davidson County teacher charged with sex crimes involving 16-year-old student

A former Davidson County teacher who also served as a basketball coach has been arrested and charged with sex crimes involving a 16-year-old female student. Continue reading

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Guilford County Schools Spends $357,448.60 On One Symposium

The Guilford County School district has spent $357,448.60 on an “African-American Males Symposium” this Summer. The costs were paid for by a portion of the $1.6 million in Race To The Top funds given to the district, except for the catering. The catering bill came from local funds and totaled around $8,779.90. Stipends were given to teachers to attend the two-day event in the amount of $100 per day. Those stipends represented the bulk of the cost of the event at $264,500.

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Guilford Cty Schools Spends Almost $160k On Common Core Aligned Digital Media

At the behest of a reader who was upset to find their district using Common Core compliant technology tools and materials and that a brand new contract for more was recently completed. I did a Freedom of Information request for Guilford County Schools (GCS) regarding “Discovery Education”.

In response to my Freedom of Information request, I received a contract from GCS that detailed spending on streaming digital media for K-12. The contract total was just under $160k at $159, 802.00 for licensing. Was this done with Race To the Top money or public funds?

Discovery Education has aligned their streaming curricula to the Common Core. Parents should be aware that Guilford schools are using this material. Since it is streaming and done in the classroom, the child is seeing it and not the parents. Parents should also read the Discovery Education Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use for the Streaming feature. Continue reading

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