Education


The empty halls at West Greene Elementary in Snow Hill, NC, in April. Many students returned to in-person learning in the Greene County school in April. They've been trying to make up for lost time since. (Photo by Billy Ball)
‘A Marathon, Not a Sprint’: How One Eastern NC District Aims to Make Up for Classroom Time Lost to Covid

Inside Greene County's use of federal and state COVID relief on summer camps, extended school days, and more.

Ever Lopez with his family after he was denied his diploma at Asheboro High School this past weekend. (Image via the Lopez family)
Denied his Diploma for Displaying a Mexican Flag, an NC Teen Calls for Change

Ever Lopez was denied his high school diploma for wearing a Mexican flag to his NC graduation. He and his family want to celebrate all Latino graduates.

Protesters march along the streets to protest the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C., Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Andrew Brown and Ronald Greene Weren’t Killed By Bad Apples. They Were Killed By a Bad Orchard.

We can’t talk about police reform in North Carolina without talking about the racist origins of policing in America and in the South.

Gov. Roy Cooper.
Five Things Gov. Cooper Wants to See NC Get Done This Year

Gov. Roy Cooper called on the state legislature to expand Medicaid, fund education and address racial injustices in his annual “State of the State” address.

In this May 2016 file photo, protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building as they voice their concerns over the anti-trans HB2. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Why North Carolina’s Anti-Trans Policies Made Me Fear for My Life

A transgender 10th grader from western North Carolina tells us what it’s like to live in a state with a hostile GOP-controlled state Legislature.

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in March at a COVID-19 media briefing. (Image via NCDPS)
Teacher Raises, Expanded Medicaid, and School Funding on Gov. Cooper’s Budget Wish List

Gov. Roy Cooper hopes Republicans in the NC General Assembly will back his plans to expand health care coverage and more.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity, but lawmakers put forth an anti-transgender bill this week focused on middle and high school sports.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
NC Faces Recession, Pandemic, and Upheaval in Schools. But These GOP Lawmakers Want to Talk Transgender Student-Athletes.

The inappropriately titled ‘Save Women’s Sports Act’ wants to police transgender athletes’ participation in middle and high school sports.