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Historic McCray school to get a face-lift after ABSS go-ahead

The McCray School, a one-room schoolhouse on the outskirts of east Burlington that Samuel Bradshaw built in 1915 to educate the community’s black children, is likely to get a...

School system looking to increase local funding request by 10.5%

Alamance-Burlington school board members will consider asking Alamance County’s commissioners for nearly $50 million for the upcoming fiscal year. If approved, the proposed $50 million county funding request for ABSS...

ABSS pushes back school openings to March

After a four hour discussion Tuesday afternoon, Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 5-2 to bring students back for in-person instruction in March, postponing a date of February 1 reached...

PUBLIC ASKS: Is it true a school board member attended a BLM rally...

QUESTION: Is it true that Alamance-Burlington school board member Patsy Simpson went to a “Black Lives Matter” rally in downtown Graham this past weekend, even though she has voted...

Almost 40% of ABSS middle & high school students failed at least one course...

Parents speak up for return to in-person, in-classroom instruction Alamance-Burlington superintendent Dr. Bruce Benson recently presented school board members with figures showing that a combined total of nearly 40 percent...

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...

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