Education


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Union County’s School Board Is Unfit for Office

By abandoning quarantine and contact tracing, Union County school leaders have put their children and staff in an impossible situation.

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  Local leaders in North Carolina are touting the potential for two major infrastructure bills in DC to impact childcare as well as community colleges and broadband internet. (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Guaranteed Preschool and Free Community College: How Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Could Impact North Carolina Families

Infrastructure isn't just roads and bridges. Local leaders in North Carolina talk about how federal proposals could impact child care, internet service, and more.

Oscar Flores, a healthcare worker from Durham, was one of two North Carolina immigrants brought into the country as children who received "surprise" scholarships last week from WGU North Carolina. (Image via screenshot)
Blocked from Financial Aid, Two NC Immigrants Land ‘Surprise’ College Scholarships

The nonprofit online university WGU North Carolina granted two “surprise” $10,000 scholarships last week to a healthcare worker from Durham and a teaching assistant from Siler City.

As North Carolina schools reopen, public health leaders will face pressure to require the COVID-19 vaccine. (Image via Shutterstock)
NC’s Public Schools Already Require Vaccines. The COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be One of Them.

If and when a COVID-19 vaccine is cleared for younger children, North Carolina’s schools should add it to the list of required immunizations.

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in March at a COVID-19 media briefing. Cooper is allowing the state's school mask mandate to expire at the end of the month, leaving the decision on masks to local school leaders.  (Image via NCDPS)
Despite Surging Delta Variant, Gov. Cooper to Allow Statewide School Mask Mandate to Expire

North Carolina state leaders will punt to local schools, but they’re recommending masks for K-8 students and unvaccinated high schoolers.

Geeta Kapur, a civil rights attorney from North Carolina, is the author of the new book "To Drink From the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation's Oldest Public University." (Image via Geeta Kapur)
UNC’s ‘Racist Roots’ Fueled Nikole Hannah-Jones Scandal and Legacy of Injustices, Legal Scholar Says

Enslaved people literally laid the bricks at UNC. So how does its past reflect on the turmoil of today?

Teachers dance during a protest outside the state capitol in Raleigh, North Carolina on May, 16 2018.  The state has struggled to recruit and retain teachers in the last decade. But K-12 researchers are particularly concerned with a shortfall of Black and brown teachers in a state where the majority of students are students of color. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP)        (Photo credit should read LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)
North Carolina Students Really Need Black and Brown Teachers

A diverse teaching staff can boost test scores and attendance for students of color. It can also be a matter of life or death.