EDUCATION


1/16/2018 8:53pm

UNC senior Rubi Franco Quiroz speaks on Sept. 18 at the DACA in Crisis event, a panel discussion comprised of lawyers, activists and students about how to support the undocumented and DACAmented community.

Stuck in limbo: Future for Dreamers remains uncertain

Amid debates in Congress over the future of DACA, the President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration wrote a letter to the majority and minority leaders of each house urging them to find a resolution for the Obama-era legislation.


1/9/2018 7:32pm

Students at East Chapel Hill High School spend time outside after school is let out. Both Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools are facing a funding crisis due to proposed legislation that would reduce the size of elementary school classes.

Orange County Schools struggle to cap class size for NC legislation

North Carolina school districts are facing a funding crisis. In Orange County, voters approved a $120 million-dollar bond in November 2016 to renovate several school buildings, but additional funding for teachers and new classrooms will be needed to comply with a proposed reduction in class sizes for kindergarten through third grade.


10/30/2017 8:23pm

John Williams, principal at Phoenix Academy High School, was recently named CHCCS Principal of the Year. Photo courtesy of CHCCS. 

Q&A with John Williams, CHCCS Principal of the Year

John Williams is the principal at Phoenix Academy High School in Chapel Hill and was recently named Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Principal of the Year. Staff writer Jacquelyn Melinek spoke with Williams about the award and his experience as an educator.