EDUCATION


9/1/2015 1:10am

PACE Academy charter records released

The controversy surrounding PACE Academy sparked again at a hearing Monday as the state Board of Education’s Department of Public Instruction released a multitude of records pertaining to PACE and other charter schools. 


8/26/2015 7:00pm

NC teachers to receive one-time $750 bonus

By Nick Niedzwiadek Senior Writer The state’s two-month overdue budget glacially neared completion Wednesday as the legislature reached an agreement on teacher pay. Teachers across the state will receive a one-time $750 bonus this year as opposed to the House’s original plan to give all teachers a 2 percent raise, according to documents provided by Sen.


5/8/2015 12:05am

Community members discuss racism in schools at Board of Education meeting

Teachers, students and parents discussed race relations in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools at a Board of Education meeting Thursday. The board heard public comments concerning an Instagram photo posted by an East Chapel Hill High School student during a recent school trip to the Gettysburg battlefield in Pennsylvania for a Civil War history class.


4/20/2015 12:17am

A rundown of the NC General Assembly's latest bills

Possum Drop could return The North Carolina Possum Drop tradition — which had comedian John Oliver in fits of laughter during his visit to Durham in December — might be returning this year. A proposal making its way through the legislature would allow a live animal to be part of the Brasstown Possum Drop.