Maggie Blackwell

Maggie Blackwell is a freelance writer and former City Councilwoman in Salisbury, North Carolina. She started writing on her Tom Thumb typewriter at age eight and now spends her retirement playing with her grandchildren.

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Rowan-Salisbury recognized nationally as a school district to watch

Rowan-Salisbury Schools was recognized as one of six “school districts to watch” recently by Education Dive, an online publication that...

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Rowan-Salisbury board considers school closures

The Rowan-Salisbury School Board, in an almost four-hour meeting last week, discussed consolidation of elementary schools, an updated model for...

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Rowan-Salisbury looks at new K-8 school

In response to public outcry over the possible closure of Overton Elementary School, the Rowan-Salisbury School Board asked staff to...

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Citizens urge Rowan-Salisbury to build K-8 school

About 120 citizens filled a recent Rowan-Salisbury School Board meeting, asking the board not to demolish Overton Elementary School in...

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Lindsay Unified shares insight on performance-based learning with Rowan-Salisbury

Rowan-Salisbury Schools (RSS) hosted a dinner Thursday night for school board and community members to learn about performance-based learning from...

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Will Rowan-Salisbury close Overton Elementary?

In an unexpected turn of events, the Rowan-Salisbury School Board, in considering where to put Knox Middle School students during...

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Renewal school district unveils accountability measures

The state’s renewal school system will no longer be measured only by testing, but by a collection of measures designed...

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What is the renewal school system doing right? 

Rowan-Salisbury Schools is featured in a national report of 25 school systems with innovative practices by the School Superintendents Association,...

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Curriculum standards, building plans, and a new principal at Rowan-Salisbury board meeting

Rowan-Salisbury Schools presented their fundamental standards for all grade levels in math and language arts at the school board meeting...

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Renewal school district explores accountability

With help from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Rowan-Salisbury Schools (RSS) is working to develop measures for its success...

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How an ‘authentic work coach’ is transforming one renewal district school

Anthony Johnson may well be the only educator in North Carolina with the job title, “Authentic Work Coach.” A recent...

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Here is how three Rowan-Salisbury schools will transform in renewal school district

The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education approved three more school plans for its renewal school district and heard 10 new proposals...