Stories tagged: "education"


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?

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones stands for a portrait at her home in New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. A controversy over tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill has supercharged debates in North Carolina about teaching the state's history of racism in K-12 and higher education. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
‘What Gets Taught Matters’: Why North Carolina Must Confront Its History of Racism

The author of a North Carolina history book explains why it’s so crucial for the state’s K-12 students to understand our state’s history of racism.

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.

North Carolina Lieutenant Gov. Mark Robinson gavels in the opening session of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Robinson has been among the GOP's more outspoken critics of racial equity efforts in North Carolina school systems. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
The GOP Made Critical Race Theory its Boogeyman, but NC Students Suffer for it.

A Charlotte parent on racial equity in public school systems and the GOP's bogus Critical Race Theory panic.

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.