Guilford County System Tries New Approach to Help Students at Struggling Schools

From The Greensboro News & Record, January 14, 2019 by Jessie Pounds

After 10 years teaching English at Dudley High School, Ashley Ekwem-Thorpe had plenty of “Panther” pride, but also a desire for a new adventure.

So this school year she applied for a new position advertised at Hairston Middle School, a feeder school to Dudley.

As a multi-classroom leader working with nine English teachers, Ekwem-Thorpe is part of a new experiment for Guilford County Schools — one that rearranges some school staffing roles in an attempt to boost student achievement. Read the full article…

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