Category: Education & Workforce

School Performance Grades Show Improved Student Growth & Achievement in WS/FCS

North Carolina has released the 2018-19 School Performance Grades (SPG). These grades, ranging from A to F, reflect a combination of student proficiency (80%) and student growth (20%). The grades are designed to provide a brief snapshot of student academic performance. For 2018-19, 9 (12%) traditional schools in WS/FCS received an SPG of A, 18… Read More »

Rising Senior Gains Work Experience During Summer Internship at the Chamber

WS/FCS Features Chamber Intern Steven Thon on the School System’s Blog, Your Permanent Record. Stephen Thon is a senior at Carver High. There, he plays three varsity sports and participates in the school’s IT Academy. This summer, Thon served at an intern with the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. Josh Tan, who is a Systems Manager… Read More »

WSSU is Money Magazine’s #1 Public HBCU in the Nation for 2019

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is the no. 1 public HBCU in the nation, according to the magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” 2019-20 rankings, which were released on Monday, Aug. 12. The rankings identify colleges that have a strong record of helping students graduate and preparing them for jobs at which they’ll earn enough to… Read More »

WSSU’s RN to BSN Online Degree Program Ranked #3 in the Nation

Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has received another accolade. The website RegisteredNursing.org has ranked WSSU’s program no. 3 in the nation in its “Best Online RN to BSN Programs” rankings. The rankings factor in the overall quality, flexibility and cost of nursing programs across the nation, according to RegisterNursing.org. WSSU… Read More »

WS/FCS Board of Education Names New Superintendent

The Winston Salem Chamber joins together with our community to welcome Dr. Angela Pringle to Winston-Salem and Forsyth County as the new superintendent. Dr. Pringle will be the advocate for more than 54,000 students and 7,000 staff and educators in our school system, and we invite the entire community to support her important role.   “I appreciate the efforts of our School Board… Read More »

Grow Together: Q2 Economic Report

Talent is one of the biggest opportunities in growing a region’s economy. In this special Workforce Edition of our quarterly report, we’re taking a deeper look at how our community works together to recruit, retain, and train a strong and diverse workforce across all industries. Focusing on areas like career readiness, education partnerships, and aligning… Read More »

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