All posts in Children in WNC

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July 24, 2014, Comments Off

The governing board of the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville approves a controversial management switch, despite a statement that it wasn’t voting on final approval.

Alicia Funderburk/Carolina Public Press

Racial disparities persist in WNC infant deaths

May 29, 2014, Comments Off

In NC, African-American babies are dying before their first birthday at about two-and-a-half times the rate of white babies. The numbers are only slig ...

Analysis and graph from NC Child. Click here to download the full report.

In 8 WNC counties, child poverty reaching more than 30 percent

March 4, 2014, 2 Comments

County-by-county reports on the health and safety of North Carolina's children shows child poverty levels increased in all 18 westernmost counties bet ...

Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

How the federal shutdown jeopardized child care in WNC

October 28, 2013, Comments Off

A look at how Western North Carolina and statewide agencies managing the subsidized child-care program dealt with the recent federal shutdown -- and w ...

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    3 new charter schools proposed in Asheville, Buncombe County
    March 4, 2013, Comments Off

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released information today on 70 new applications from organizations proposing to open a public charter school in August 2014. Among them are three that, if approved, would be located in Asheville a ...