Learning Curve – Community


These two runners brought the Thanksgiving spirt at a prior Charlotte Turkey Trot (Image courtesy of Charlotte Turkey Trot.)
Work Up an Appetite at One of These Seven NC Thanksgiving Fun Runs

Jumpstart your Thanksgiving morning with a pick from our Top 7 North Carolina turkey trots, 5ks and fun runs.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. A NC teacher says Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore have overseen a punishing decade for public education. She's calling on North Carolinians to vote as if their schools are at stake. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
I’m a NC Teacher. You Should Vote as if Public Education is at Stake.

It’s been a punishing decade for NC teachers like myself. Here's why I'm voting to remove lawmakers who want to dismantle public education.

House Speaker Tim Moore, left, and Senate Pro Tempore Phil Berger in 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Keep the $325, NC General Assembly. Spend It on Safe Classrooms.

With NC schools lacking infrastructure for a safe reopen during coronavirus, a teacher says lawmakers’ $325 payout to parents is misguided.

Protesters gather near the Legislative Building to protest Gov. Roy Cooper's coronavirus safety measures. A NC educator says schools should resist pressure from some right-leaning protesters and politicians to return to classrooms before it's safe. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Why NC Schools, Facing Another Round of Coronavirus, Shouldn’t Cave to Peer Pressure to Reopen

With coronavirus rising again, a NC teacher on why schools should resist pressure to return to a classroom before it’s safe.

Photo illustration by Amy Mitchell/Getty Images.
NC Teacher: It’s Way Too Soon for NC to Be Declaring ‘Mission Accomplished’

Schools around North Carolina are opening up for elementary school students even as the state draws attention for being in the COVID-19 “red zone."

Medical personnel handle test samples at a community coronavirus testing site operated by Cone Health and the county Health Department in Burlington, N.C. in July. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘We Have to Take Care of our Kids.’ Jorge, a Boone Woodworker, on Education During a Pandemic

Jorge has four children in western NC, two in community college, two in K-12 schools. He worries coronavirus puts them all at risk.

(Image via Shutterstock)
Charlotte Teacher: ‘I’m Scared to Return to a Classroom’

Jennifer Bourne, a Charlotte mother and teacher, shared how she and her family are dealing with this unprecedented school year in NC.