EDUCATION


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. 


3/27/2017 8:55pm

Trump cuts education budget, reduces accountability measures for states

The Donald Trump administration took steps to shift policy in the Department of Education this month — proposing a $9 billion cut in federal spending and increasing state autonomy over education standards.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal shifts money into school choice programs and decreases funding for need-based college scholarships.