EDUCATION


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.


2/5/2015 1:23am

Pat McCrory emphasizes education plan

Gov. Pat McCrory touted a sweeping agenda — including education proposals, job creation, revamping dirty buildings and protecting puppies — during his State of the State on Wednesday.


1/14/2015 12:14am

Education on state legislature’s new agenda

The N.C. General Assembly will return to Raleigh for the 2015 legislative session today, leaving policy analysts to speculate about the issues — including K-12 education, higher education, the state budget and Medicaid — that could predominate on lawmakers’ agenda.