Education Foundation Awards Grants and Scholarship

September 14, 2023

The Education Foundation of Caldwell County presented three awards on Tuesday, September 12 as part of their Annual Board of Directors Meeting.   Caiden Ingram, Hibriten senior, received the Kenneth Roberts Scholarship.  This scholarship is given annually to a Caldwell County public school student who has demonstrated high levels of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship, and is…

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Education Foundation awards $30K in grants

November 18, 2021

Part of its celebration of American Education Week, (Nov. 15-19), the Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County recognized the outstanding work of local teachers. The Education Foundation awarded 18 Community Education Grants totaling $30,000 to 23 educators with Caldwell County Schools, working within multiple disciplines across the county. Community Education Grants recipients use funds for…

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New Housing to Help Teachers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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