Stories tagged: "education"


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I’m a Microbiologist and a Mom. This Is Why I’m Keeping My Kids Home This Fall.

Unfortunately, we don’t have scientific studies on any of this yet, so we really don’t know how to open schools safely during a pandemic.

Gov. Roy Cooper decried spread of 'false science' on coronavirus Thursday in Raleigh.
Gov. Roy Cooper Hits Back At Dan Forest Mask Doubts: Stop Spreading ‘False Science’ on Coronavirus

With coronavirus trending in the wrong direction in NC, Gov. Cooper says state must focus on science and social distancing, and forget the 'false science.'

A NC educator says that if we want to motivate coronavirus shirkers, we could learn from a first-grade teacher. (Image via Shutterstock)
Lessons From A First-Grade Teacher: Here’s How To Deal With Those Who Think Coronavirus Is No Big Deal

A NC teacher says that, with schools attempting to reopen this fall, the state will have to find a way to motivate coronavirus shirkers.

Coronavirus has closed more than a quarter of NC's childcare centers, but the economy can't recover without them. (Image via Shutterstock)
Coronavirus Has Closed a Quarter of NC Childcare Centers. But the Economy Can’t Recover Without Them.

With 20% of children in childcare ‘deserts' in North Carolina during the coronavirus, experts say we have to rethink funding for early childhood education.

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‘A Story of Uncertainty’: Poll Finds North Carolinians Divided Over Reopening Schools

A new poll finds North Carolina residents deeply divided about reopening schools in August during the coronavirus pandemic.

The head of the NC Black Alliance applauded Gov. Cooper's veto of a controversial police records bill after days of protest.
Why Roy Cooper Won’t Rule Out School Reopening Amid Coronavirus Surge

Science is inconclusive on NC schools reopening, but Roy Cooper points to early studies suggesting lower coronavirus transmission rates among children.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in January 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Burr and Tillis: I’m A NC Teacher. We Desperately Need Coronavirus Relief in the HEROES Act.

With coronavirus forcing NC into a billion-dollar budget deficit, why local government and school districts need the relief in the HEROES Act.