New Housing to Help Teachers

By Ben Willis / September 3, 2021 /

Newly licensed teachers struggling to find housing in Caldwell County now have a new option. The Education Foundation of Caldwell County has built the Grover and Alma Triplett Teacherage at 1015 Ashe Ave. in Lenoir. A teacherage is a place where teachers can apply to live for their first three years as initially licensed teachers,…

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Education Foundation wins at state tech awards

By Ben Willis / November 19, 2020 /

Nov 19, 2020 The Education Foundation of Caldwell County’s Rolling Hotspot program sent 31 Wi-Fi-equipped school buses to church lots, public parks and other places in areas where internet access was unavailable or very limited. On Thursday the North Carolina Technology Association — a non-profit trade association geared towards advancing the technology sector in North…

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Ed Foundation supplies students with devices

By Ben Willis / November 13, 2020 /

Nov 13, 2020 More than 200 students in Caldwell County are getting a technological boost this week thanks to a shipment of Chromebooks purchased by the Education Foundation and given to middle and high school students around the county. Ben Willis, director of the Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County, visited area schools Friday morning…

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Fall 2020 Update – Education Foundation Teacherage and Angel Center

By Ben Willis / September 21, 2020 /

Work continues to take place at the Teacherage with completion set for Fall 2020. We hope to welcome our first teacher residents in 2021! Check out the video below to see what progress has been made to date. The Angel Center was completely renovated in 2019 and has hosted a variety of training and educational…

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Ed Foundation partners for affordable internet

By Caldwell Education Foundation / August 6, 2020 /

In the early days of the internet, an at-home subscription and the associated monthly bill was something that families trying to make ends meet could skip without worrying about how it would affect their job or their children’s education. But with many workplaces and schools switching to remote work since the onset of the coronavirus…

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School buses are now mobile hotspots for internet in Caldwell County

By Caldwell Education Foundation / May 12, 2020 /

LENOIR, N.C. (WBTV) – With school doors closed across North Carolina, many children are falling behind in studies because of a lack of internet. In Caldwell County, officials say many parts of the county have cell signals too weak to use to get online and many families can’t afford internet in the first place. The…

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Buses bring internet to students

By Caldwell Education Foundation / May 11, 2020 /

With classes now being held via Zoom and other online platforms, students who don’t have internet access at home have been largely cut off from regular daily interactions with teachers and classmates. But a new partnership in Caldwell County is taking the internet on the road, and school officials hope it will help bring these…

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Education Matters- From Breakfast to Broadband and Back: Parents Insight to Navigating Remote Learning

By Caldwell Education Foundation / May 11, 2020 /

Governor Cooper announced last Friday that our school buildings will remain closed for the remainder of this academic year. and this week, our general assembly members returned to Raleigh to consider Coronavirus related legislation, including a number of policies that will impact our public schools. As we navigate this challenging time, our public schools will…

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Foundation to teach teachers technology

By Caldwell Education Foundation / October 26, 2018 /

By James Oct 26, 2018 7:42 AM The Education Foundation of Caldwell County is starting to create programs that will offer teachers hands-on training with new and emerging technology. Three rooms in the Angel Center, a building the foundation has on Ashe Avenue near Willow Street, will be set up as classrooms, Executive Director…

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Introducing Rolling Study Halls

By Caldwell Education Foundation / April 2, 2018 /

Rolling Study Halls helps students access more learning hours by powering their school buses with wifi, devices, and onboard educator support. We’re expanding this pilot to reach thousands of students across 16 new districts, focused on more rural communities where students often face additional burdens like long bus commutes. See how one North Carolina student…

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