Pro Basketball Tryouts Saturday March 1, 2011 At North Carolina Central University

Are you Baller? Every thought about playing Pro Basketball? Well here’s your chance!!! 3 ABA Teams. Represent Eastern NC, The Triad or Triangle. Feel free to pass this on to anyone you know that’s wants a opportunity!!!

Pro Basketball Tryouts

Location: ‎616 E Lawson St, Durham, NC (NCCU Campus)

Time: ‎1:00PM Saturday, March 12th

Sherrod living his dream – Source: The Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Jontae Sherrod was all smiles while the East Carolina University basketball public announcer listed his career stats as a Pirate during senior night on March 2 at Minges Coliseum during the senior’s last home game. Perhaps Sherrod was smiling because he realized that he had lived one of his childhood dreams of playing basketball in college. (Read more)


Health Care Benefit Cuts Being Mapped Out By House Republicans–Source: The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — House Republicans will "lead with our chin" and offer politically explosive cost curbs this spring on programs like Medicare, Medicaid and perhaps Social Security, the party’s point man for curbing crippling budget deficits said Thursday. (Read more)

[parentsfordiversity] Updates

Greetings! Here is today’s BOE news.

Elusive diversity numbers

In response to a federal civil rights investigation, WCPSS staff have not been able to produce data showing exactly how many students were reassigned to promote diverse schools, according to the N&O and WRAL.

School cuts surfacing

According to a story in today’s N&O, "North Carolina lost nearly 10,000 public school jobs for the current school year, and the state slipped to 46th in the nation in per pupil spending, a new report from the state teachers group says. Please consider letting your representatives in state government know your thoughts about cuts to education. The North Carolina Association of Educators is making it easy for you. Visit this link for more information.

Fuel deal

Well, at least someone is getting a good price on gasoline. Since WCPSS officials bought enough diesel fuel in early February to cover the rest of the school year, it’s estimated that taxpayers will save at least $500,000, according to the N&O.

Thanks for staying engaged with WCPSS.