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Clover Garden opens new, freestanding high school

Charter school and county officials were on hand Friday for the ribbon cutting for Clover Garden’s new high school at 5806 Pagetown Road, Burlington. The new school cost $16...

High-tech charter high school planned for Mebane

A preliminary site plan has been filed with the city of Mebane to build what could be the city’s first charter school on approximately 15 acres of vacant land...

Opening of charter high school has already been delayed twice

The opening of the charter high school that’s currently being proposed for Mebane has already been delayed twice as the school’s founders continue to search for a viable location...

Orange County commissioners rejected similar proposal in 2023

The charter high school now being proposed for Mebane, which is termed in the preliminary site plan that has been filed with the city as “Western Triangle High School,”...

Did Gibsonville private school do background check on teacher now charged with felony?

QUESTION: A teacher at a private school in Gibsonville was recently arrested, and she appears to have prior convictions.  Don’t they do any kind of criminal background checks for...

State budget expands potential funds for private school tuition

A provision in the state budget that the General Assembly just passed expands the number of students in Alamance County who will be eligible to receive state-funded tuition assistance...

AN ALAMANCE NEWS COMPREHENSIVE REPORT – For ABSS, more bad news: graduation rates down...

As if ABSS didn't have enough problems with 32 schools having mold problems – 16 of them at toxigenic levels – newly-released state data on the school system's, and...

Four-year graduation rate declines for second year in a row

The Alamance-Burlington school system’s four-year graduation rate declined for a second consecutive year by six-tenths of a percentage point, from 85.9 percent in 2021-22 to 85.3 percent for the...

Nearly half of county schools receive D & F school performance grades for 2022-23

Seventeen of the 35 Alamance-Burlington schools received a school performance grade of D or F for the 2022-23 school year, based on annual testing results released Wednesday morning by...

Former ABSS supt. Jim Merrill hired as interim in Orange County

Former Alamance-Burlington superintendent Dr. James (“Jim”) Merrill – who had also served as interim ABSS superintendent in 2022 – has been hired as the interim superintendent for Orange County...

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