EDUCATION


2/19/2020 10:59pm

	Food insecurity affects many children in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Twenty-three percent of students received free and reduced lunches last year.

OCS board looks to combat 'lunch shaming' with these new proposals

Lunch shaming is a phenomenon occurring in schools across the United States where students are shamed for not being able to pay for their lunches every day in order to pressure families to pay student lunch debt quickly. Orange County Schools is attempting to combat this issue by implementing new lunch policies. 


2/11/2020 10:16pm

Orange County Schools Board of Education members discuss African American History Month at their meeting on Feb. 10, 2020.

February is now Black History Month for Orange County Schools

Orange County Schools have decided to create different programs throughout February to show the history of important African American leaders in history. Dena Keeling, the district's chief equity officer, said a goal of this initiative is to create a curriculum with classes that deal with different cultures and place an emphasis on these heritage months all the time. 

2/2/2020 6:48pm

Carlos Ramirez is taking over as principal of Cedar Ridge High School this week. Photo courtesy of Orange County Schools.

Meet the new principal of Cedar Ridge High School

“I would love to see an articulated program that runs from elementary, to middle, to high school,” Ramirez said. “I’ve seen it in action when I worked as an educator in Texas, and it’s quite a powerful thing to get students as young as fifth graders started on the IB track.”


1/21/2020 9:22pm

Patrick Abele, assistant superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools speaks at a meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The Orange County Schools Board of Education met with CHCCS to discuss pre-K and school building maintenance. 

Orange County Schools considers adding three new pre-K classrooms

Adding three new pre-K classrooms was proposed during a joint meeting of the Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools Board on Jan. 17, which would lower the gap between enrolled students and the waiting list and provide for early exposure to the classroom. Board members believe school enrollment at an early age is vital for successful young students.