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ABSS enrollment down; lowest in 15 years

Total enrollment in the Alamance-Burlington school system declined by 1,109 students, from 22,851 students during the 2019-20 school year to 21,742 students for the current, 2020-21 school year, representing...

ABSS parents voice continuing concerns about inadequacy of remote, online-only, instruction – and its...

Editor's note: This is an excerpt from a longer story about many (almost 40%) ABSS students having failed at least one course during the first nine-week grading period last...

Divided school board votes to resume in-person classes February 1

Survey shows difference between parents, ABSS staff on returning to in-classroom instruction: parents ready to have students return; teachers aren't Alamance-Burlington schools will reopen for in-person instruction starting February 1,...

ABSS teacher of the year named regional designee

Alamance-Burlington 2020 Teacher of the Year Kelly Poquette has been named the Piedmont-Triad regional Teacher of the Year. Poquette, who teaches music at E.M. Yoder Elementary School, is a 16-year...

Ellington-Graves wins seat in 1st campaign for school board

by Kristy Bailey, Alamance News Staff Writer Most people would’ve stayed with the relative security of a state job amid a shaky economy in the post-9/11 world, and an already...

For Bowden, the second time is the charm for school board service

by Kristy Bailey, Alamance News Staff Writer As a professional firefighter with 20 years’ experience, Ryan Bowden has a mindset of serving others that he believes will serve him well...

Teacher-administrator returns in new role: school board member

by Kristy Bailey, Alamance News Staff Writer Donna Davis Westbrooks is proof of the adage, at least in education circles, that great teachers aren’t only born, they’re made. One of three...

How many school meals has ABSS served since schools closed in March, and how...

­­QUESTION: How many school meals has the Alamance-Burlington school system served since schools closed in March, and how much has it cost? ANSWER: ABSS prepared and served a total of...
Kyle Ward - New Graham Athletic Director

Ward tapped to be Graham High athletic director

Kyle Ward, current assistant athletic director and physical education department chair for Graham High School, will assume the role of athletic director for the Red Devils on July 1...

Teachers worry about students bullying, fighting, stealing, and having weapons at school

A majority of Alamance-Burlington teachers apparently believe that student discipline continues to be a problem, with just over half saying that students follow rules of conduct at school. Approximately 49...

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