Education


This May 8, 1964 file photo shows Linda Brown Smith standing in front of the Sumner School in Topeka, Kansas. The refusal of the public school to admit Brown in 1951, then nine years old, because she is black, led to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the "separate but equal" clause and mandated that schools nationwide must be desegregated. Tuesday marks the 68th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. (AP Photo, File)
68 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, the Work to Desegregate Our Schools Isn’t Finished 

Today marks a watershed moment in American history. But history is still being written. 

COVID relief funding allowed schools to provide meals at no cost to all school children over the last year. (Image via Shutterstock.)
‘We Have to Feed Their Minds’: Why NC School Officials Don’t Want to See a COVID Relief Program End

Schools participating in the federal school lunch program provided meals at no cost for the last year. That will end in June.

Lactation certificate program student Sierra Bizzell, left, demonstrates a technique with a breast model for program director Janiya Mitnaul Williams March 17. The Cone Health Women’s MedCenter clinic serves women from all backgrounds in East Greensboro. (Photo by James Parker/NC A&T University)
NC’s Biggest HBCU Is Boosting Breastfeeding and Survival Rates for Black Babies

NC A&T is leading the effort to swell the ranks of Black lactation consultants, yielding better health outcomes for Black mothers and kids.

Teachers dance during a protest outside the state capitol in Raleigh, North Carolina on May, 16 2018.  Education funding has been a major concern in North Carolina in the last decade after the GOP-controlled legislature handed down steep cuts. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP)
These Are the Congressional Candidates NC’s Biggest Teachers Group Is Endorsing

North Carolina’s public schools faced deep cuts under GOP leadership in the last decade. Naturally, the NC Association of Educators isn’t picking them.

With President Joe Biden's decision to delay federal student loan repayments until September, many in Congress are calling for cancellation of up to $50,000 per person of student loan debt. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Debt Is Too Damn High’: Student Loan Payments Paused Until Fall

The president announced an extended pause on student loan repayment, as NC's Alma Adams and nearly 100 Democrats in Congress call for debt cancellation.

'Anything that is showing us different facets of life, of human experience, is always helpful for students, especially in rural counties like this,' Haywood County NAACP President Dorothea Stewart told C&P.  'If we read about one another we are able to understand one another. It creates empathy.' (Image by pupunkkop/Canva)
Small-town NC Schools Battle Over Books with Racial and LGBTQ Themes

A push to ban books dealing with discrimination has been spreading across North Carolina, mostly in smaller and more rural school districts. This is hurting children’s educations and futures, opponents say.

Dr. Dudley Flood is considered one of the heroes behind the integration of North Carolina's public schools. Here, he received the state's highest civilian honor, the NC Award, last year. (Image via NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources.)
Dudley Flood Worked Tirelessly to Integrate NC’s Public Schools. Now 90, He’s Still on a Mission.

The respected educator, now 90, played a key role in integrating North Carolina’s public schools.