Stories tagged: "public schools"


Students return for their first day of classes at Barwell Road Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina Teachers Often Spend More Than $500 on Classroom Supplies. Here’s How to Help. 

With 1.4 million kids returning to the state’s public schools this week and next, the need is great.

COVID relief funding allowed schools to provide meals at no cost to all school children over the last year. (Image via Shutterstock.)
‘We Have to Feed Their Minds’: Why NC School Officials Don’t Want to See a COVID Relief Program End

Schools participating in the federal school lunch program provided meals at no cost for the last year. That will end in June.

DeWitt Powell, Jones Lake's longtime park superintendent, vigilantly guarded the atmosphere of peace and dignity of the park. No litter or profanity was permitted, and Black families could camp, hike, fish, swim or just relax on the lake's shores. Powell, who held his post for decades,  established that atmosphere in the Jim Crow era, against the odds in rural Bladen County.
How the ‘MLK of Jones Lake’ Made This NC Park an Island of Equality

Jones Lake State Park, North Carolina’s first to admit Black visitors, was a place guests could breathe freely, thanks to its first Black park superintendent.

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)
From a Teacher: Why 2020 Election in NC Will Leave Many With Buyer’s Remorse

Voters in NC can expect GOP winners at the state and federal level to invest more in school choice and less in public education.

A doctor in protective gloves examines COVID-19 tests. (Image via Tang Ming Tung/Getty Images.)
Keep Those Masks On. COVID-19 Cases Surging in NC.

North Carolina, like elsewhere in the country, is seeing an uptick of COVID-19 cases as weariness from the pandemic’s restrictions set in.

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What’s on Your Ballot: An Explainer of Some Lesser-Known NC Races

A guide to North Carolina's lesser-known elected state positions on the ballot this year actually do, and how it affects you.