Students for Education Reform gathered outside of the General Assembly Building in Raleigh in 2014, calling for a raise in wages for teachers and a new respect for the job. SFER consists of college students from all over the state, including Duke, East Carolina, UNC-CH, and Wake Forest. 

N.C. teachers are preparing to head to Raleigh for a 'Day of Action' in May

"The other thing that I just want to reflect on is how the advocacy last year really hit the press. I think it really, really showed the state the importance of teachers and the importance of students.”


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is one of two public schools systems in Orange County. The system is run by the CHCCS Board of Education, which is comprised of seven elected officials who hold four-year terms. Under the board is the superintendent. The current superintendent is Tom Forcella.

The district includes 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, a middle college with Durham Technical Community College and a school for children at UNC Hospitals. These schools serve more than 12,000 students across Orange County.

Learn more about the district's Board of Education here

Browse board meeting agendas and videos here

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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools PTA President Erin Schwie Langston poses in her office building at Southern Village in Chapel Hill.

New CHCCS PTA council president puts students and staff first

Langston has dedicated her life to the public health and education sector. Working in Honduras to increase access to public education shortly after graduation, allowed her to understand the possibilities education can provide students, and she continues to be an advocate for students in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.