Stories tagged: "Leandro"


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. 

Students and school staff at Inborden Elementary in Halifax County, North Carolina walk the halls on the first day of in-person classes March 15, 2021. (Image by Billy Ball)
NC Could Fund Schools and Help People Get Health Insurance in 2022. Will We Do It?

C&P’s Senior Editor Sarah Ovaska shares her thoughts on what important issues we’ll be talking about in 2022. 

NC educators protest near the General Assembly building in Raleigh in 2018. Education funding was a major point of conflict in the state in the last decade, particularly longstanding funding inequities between urban and rural counties. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The Moment I Realized NC Public Schools Are Not Treated Equally

How a move to a specialty school in Durham convinced an Edgecombe County teen that North Carolina schools are funded unfairly.

It's been a long decade for public education in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
A Judge Told NC’s Legislature to Fix Huge School Funding Inequalities. They’re Just Not Doing It.

The courts excoriated the state 24 years ago because rural schools aren’t funded like urban schools. The legislature is out of time to make it right. 

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)
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.

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Why North Carolina’s Long-Awaited Leandro Schools Plan is a Constitutional Crisis in the Making

If a court-ordered plan to correct decades of educational inequality is the unstoppable force, then the NC General Assembly is the immovable object.

Students unload the bus on the first day of in-classroom learning in Halifax County, North Carolina on March 15, 2021. (Photo by Billy Ball)
COVID Killed a Local Principal. So This NC School System Vowed Not to Be the First to Reopen.

Halifax County faced failing facilities, racial inequality, and a brutal pandemic to restart classroom learning.