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Guest Column: Investing In The Future Of Transylvania County

There is an ongoing discussion about investing for the future of Transylvania County, its infrastructure, and its people. A critical part of this conversation concerns school funding, and any discussion of local school finance can easily become muddl...


McDaris Addresses Benefits Of Virtual Days

(Editor’s Note: In anticipation of dangerous winter weather, which closed schools for two week-long periods in early 2015, Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaris proposed a new option for dealing with school closings. The following letter explains how...


The Cost Of Excellence

Transylvania County Schools is a system of excellent schools providing strong learning opportunities for the children of our county. We are the key ingredient in our county’s reemergence from economic downturn, important for business recruitment...

 By Jeff McDaris    Education    May 13, 2013

County Schools Have A Number Of 'Firsts'

By the time you read this, Transylvania County Schools will have held a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of integration of our schools on Wednesday, May 8. It is a big deal. While we celebrate the accomplishment and honor those leaders who had... Full story


Educational Excellenc And Poverty

No Child Left Behind, President G.W. Bush’s educational centerpiece set original goals that were largely unattainable. President Obama’s educational efforts have had test scores used as the primary (in some cases sole) measure for determining tea...


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