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According to a media
release, the school has a
Spanish population of 55
percent with 32 percent of
those students being limit
ed in English proficiency,
and 94 percent of the
school's population is on
free or reduced lunch.
"We have to look at it
through mental, home and
cultural factors. We have to
look at it through a lot of
things that, as an educator,
1 feel should be inclusive,"
Hopkins said. "That gauge
is the depth and the breadth
of how children learn and
their motivation to
The schools Board of
Directors is scheduled to
vote on a final resolution at
its next board meeting on
Forsyth County Schools is
fighting back with its own
performance grading sys
Beverly Emory said in a
media release that they sys
tem created its own system
because the state's didn't
accurately capture the work
that school were doing. She
believe the grades should
include the growth students
make from year-to-year
and take poverty into
account. "Using one grade
to measure a school's
progress is limiting, and we
wanted it to better reflect
student growth from one
year to the next and the
challenges of poverty,"
Emory said. "At the same
time, our grades show that
we have much work to do.
We want all of our schools
to be As under any grading
scale, and we will continue
to work to that."
The school system
increased the state grade
one letter grade if the
school met or exceeded
growth. To show, those
schools that are poverty
challenged, the grade was
given a '+' if more than 85
percent of a school's stu
dents receive free or
Under the school sys
tem's model, 22 schools
received an A; two schools
received a B+; 13 received
a B; 11 received a C+; eight
received a C; six received a
D+; six received a D; and
five received an F+. Eight
schools with special pro
grams, such as The
Lowrance Middle, Carter
High and Main Street
Academy, were not given a
The Board of Education
unanimously approved the
district's model at its Jan.
27 meeting, again deciding
that the district would focus
on its goals of literacy in
early grades, increasing the
graduation rate and
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cent are aware of the
signs and symptoms
of a heart attack.
These signs include
or pain in your
chest, pain or dis
comfort in your
arms, back, neck,
jaw and stomach,
shortness of breath,
cold sweats, light
Kirsten Royster, vice pres
ident of Novant Health Heart
and the Vascular Institute, said
that the partnership Novant
has with the Go Red
Campaign allows it to edu
cate and empower women to
live healthier lives for them
selves and their families.
"The partnership with Go
Red for Women is critical to
educating women so that we
can.improve the health of
women. As a leading center in
the region for heart and vascu
lar care, our team provides
care to thousands of patients
per year and continues to
achieve quality results thgtt put
us in the top 10 percent in the
nation," she said. "While our
national recognition for quali
ty in heart and vascular care is
impressive, our more impor
tant mission as a community wellness partner is to help pre
vent heart disease. We will continue to invest not only in the
most advanced technology and procedures to treat heart
disease, but also in programs designed to prevent it."
Others around Winston-Salem are taking the campaign
to heart. The Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will sponsor Go Red for Women
on Friday, Feb. 6, at St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Go Red for Women is locally sponsored by NewBridge
Bank, Novant Health and Crumley and Roberts. Macy's is
the national sponsor.
People are encouraged to take photos of themselves and
post it on www.facebook.com/triadaha with the
The crowd at the 2014 Go Red breakfast gathering.
Heart Disease for women by the
43 million: Estimated women in the U.S. who are
affected by cardiovascular disease.
90 percent: Women who have one or more risk factors
for heart disease or stroke.
80 percent The number of heart disease and stroke
events that could be prevented.
50,000 - The number of African-American women that
die from cardiovascular diseases annually.
50 percent The number of African-American women
who are aware of the signs and symptoms of heart
Source: American Heart Association, 2015 Fact Sheet The Chronicle
Upcoming ?o HecffEvents
?Feb. 5 - Red H.E.A.R.R.T. (Help Educate and
Reduce Risk Today)- The agency's Wear Red Event
will be held from 5-7:15 p.m. at Gateway
YWCA. During the event there will be Zumba Flash
mobs, healthy quiz games, and other health informa
?Feb. 6 - National Wear Red Day- Wear red, take
photos and post to Face book.
?Feb. 6 - W-S Go Red Breakfast- The annual
breakfast with community and business leaders will
be at Novant Health's Conference Center from 7:30
to 9 a.m.
?Feb. 10 - WS/FCS School system partners with
Red H.E.A.R.R.T., allowing basketball players to
wear red socks while playing.
?Feb. 12 - WFU Basketball- At the women's bas
ketball game, it will be Girl's Night Out Goes Red,
where women will take to the court with AHA's mas
cot, Thumper, and the Deacon.
?Feb. 15 - Red Dress Tea- invites local congrega
tions to wear their red and ask women's health ques
tions at Novant Health's Conference Center from 3
to 5 p.m.
?Feb. 27 - Piedmont Federal Savings, 201 S.
Stratford Road, will have screenings, door prizes,
nutritionists and local survivors on hand to talk about
Another event in Winston-Salem:
?Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority Inc. will sponsor Go Red for Women
on Friday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. at St. Paul United
Methodist Church, 2400 Dellabrook Road. The
event, which will include line dancing, is open to the
public, and donations will be accepted at the door for
the American Heart Association. Please wear red and
support the W-S Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta, Project 13 and Physical A Mental Health
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The North Carolina law, sponsored by
Republican lawmakers and allowed to
become law by the governor without his
signature in 2013, bans the use of all for
eign laws in
Sharia is moral
code and reli
taken from the
Quran and the
example set by
the Sunnah. In
the case of
family law, it
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the matter has
more. The laws
since a court in
that state's ban
specifically focused on Sharia law, which
is observed in some Muslim countries.
Proponents of the bans say they protect
the Constitution, but many disagree.
Muslim groups have been joined by Jewish
organizations in their opposi
tion to the hans The Anti- maa^aammam
Defamation League in Florida
opposed that state's foreign
law ban, which passed last
year, for fear of its potential
effects on alimony, child cus
tody and even the ability to
remarry for Jews who divorce
The American Civil
Liberties Union has opposed
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tory and successfully challenged the
Oklahoma ban. The American Bar
Association said the bans are unnecessary
and can complicate divorce and marriage
cases that involve religious laws and that
wider foreign law bans could have negative
effects on international business deals.
"The law has all types of far reaching
implication that we may not even realize
until situations arise," said May.
Panelists assured attendees that there is
no justification in Sharia or the Quran for
terrorist attacks like the one on a Paris
newspaper last month. Abdullah said vio
lence in reaction to blasphemy was not fol
lowing Muhammad's example. He said
those trying to incite Muslims, like the
Florida pastor who threatened to bum the
Quran in 2010, are best left ignored.
"If you ignore it, it'll go away," he said.
El-Amin said Sharia is also not repre
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oners. He said
few ever identify
the Ku Klux
crosses in peo
ple's yards, yet
many want to
judge his faith
by its extrem
we don't have a
of each other,"
aspect of the
panelists said, is
that they added
fire to the fear of
the nation. On
Jan. 29 in Texas,
to pass a foreign law ban for years,
Muslims were invited to come to the state
Capitol in Austin. They were met with
angry protests shouting things like, "No
Sharia!" "Go Home!" and "Jesus is Lord."
One Texas lawmaker, Molly White, posted
on Facebook that she left an Israeli
Flag in her office with instructions
for Muslims to denounce extrem
ists and pledge allegiance to
America and its laws.
"We'll see how long they stay
in my office," she wrote.
Griggs said even he's been
accused of radicalism by online
websites. An article on the web
site Clarion Project cited a study
called "Shariah: The Threat to
America when asking why WFU
didn't understand the "serious implica
tions" of hiring "an individual like Griggs"
as associate chaplain for Muslim Life.
Griggs is well known in the community
for appearing at interfaith programs. Under
his leadership, Community Mosque has
long held a free medical clinic, regular
food and clothing giveaways and will open
its own academy for children ages 4 to 18
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Fleming El-Amin speaks on the Sharia ban.
/ Imam Khalid Griggs speaks.
Thursday, February 12
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Albert H. Anderson Conference Center
on the campus of WSSU
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