EDUCATION


9/18/2014 12:42am

Hungry students find help at TABLE

Hundreds of Chapel Hill-Carrboro elementary school students do not have to worry about going hungry on the weekends, thanks to the nonprofit organization TABLE.

9/15/2014 3:52am

Common Core could face end in NC

The Common Core, a set of national standards for measuring student achievement in K-12 English and math, is in limbo in North Carolina following state lawmakers’ decision to review the standards.


9/10/2014 4:17pm

Durham cuts ties with Teach For America

Teach For America has been on UNC’s campus this week trying to recruit students to join its postgraduate teaching program — but Durham Public Schools will no longer be among the potential destinations.


6/23/2014 6:15pm

Science teacher Raymond Thomas chats with his coworkers in the library of Carrboro High School.

Low pay harms K-12 teacher recruitment and retention

In 2000 an engineer left an annual salary of $70,000 to teach and nurture students’ passion for science.“Fourteen years later, my pay is still not back up to where I was when I left the (research) industry,” said Raymond Thomas, now a Carrboro High School science teacher.