Inspiring Teacher of the Week

By Jeff Rivenbark  BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — Walk the halls at Brunswick County Early College High School and you’ll see the school’s mascot prominently displayed. The “firebird” represents rising from ashes to fly again. That’s a lesson every ninth grader learns in Alise White’s “Freshman Success” program. Every student enrolled at the school must...

Teachers Struggle with Math Tests

By Dian Schaffhauser If you’re facing a teacher shortage for math and a sizable number of potential candidates are failing a math test designed to check their expertise, what do you drop — the teachers or the test? That’s the question faced by the Board of Education in North Carolina, where nearly 2,400 elementary...