EDUCATION


5/17/2018 6:33am

Educators carry signs through Bicentennial Plaza during the rally for education on May 16 in Raleigh.

N.C. educators want you to know their protest was about more than just pay

Educators and supporters from across the state assembled in Raleigh on Wednesday for a March for Students and Rally for Respect.  Due to the massive expected teacher absences, dozens of school districts across the state closed on May 16, leaving about 68 percent of North Carolina’s public school students out of class for the day.  Their absence from work was certainly noted, but educators wanted their appeals to N.C. legislators to be just as affecting. A few shared their signs, their stories and their desired results of the rally with us.


5/15/2018 9:44pm

Carolina's Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted third and fourth graders from three local elementary schools for a "Science is Awesome" outreach event on May 15.

"It's not magic, it's physics": Science is Awesome Outreach Day exposes kids to STEM

Everything that combines fun and science, from liquid nitrogen ice cream to lessons on aliens and snot, could be found in Phillips Hall on Tuesday during the first-ever Science is Awesome Outreach Day.  Over 300 fourth-grade students from Carrboro Elementary School, Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe School and Northside Elementary School came to campus to participate in the event that was hosted by the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy.  The event was geared toward encouraging students at these three Title I schools to consider careers in STEM fields and to get them excited about science.


4/12/2018 10:21pm

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UNC goes to Washington: Graduates reflect on their paths to politics

Politicians like N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper and U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., were involved in a variety of campus extracurriculars during their undergraduate careers at UNC, which set them on their political careers.  “There’s no set pathway to get into any career, but especially with politics it’s so liquid to get to that point,”  UNC sophomore Serena Singh said.  Singh, who was recently elected co-chairperson of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee in the Undergraduate Executive Branch, said having political role models is beneficial because it shows you don’t have to go to law school to go into politics. 


4/11/2018 9:55pm

Howard University students occupied the university's Johnson Administration Building, pictured here. Students occupied the building for seven days to protest a string of administrative malpractices — most recently the misuse of financial aid funds.  

Howard University students protest financial aid scandal, demand changes

Starting March 29, hundreds of students occupied Howard’s administration building for seven days in a protest spurred by a string of administrative malpractices — most recently the misuse of financial aid funds. A group at Howard called HU Resist organized the protests and released a list of nine demands for Howard's administration. Following the cessation of the protest, the group said in a tweet that, through negotiations, the group was able to accomplish university-wide changes.