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Friday May 7th

Education


Denise Page poses for a virtual portrait inside her car on Tuesday 4, 2021. Page has her two children attend school virtually due to safety concerns involving the COVID-19 pandemic.

For some Black families in CHCCS, remote learning is a "breath of fresh air"

Courtney McLaughlin, mother of three CHCCS students, said some Black families have felt more included in their students’ education during remote learning.  Instead of teachers communicating less, she said her kids’ teachers have been communicating with her more than ever. “This is the first time a lot of Black families have had that experience of having, I guess, a little bit of power, and a little bit of say-so,” she said. “I know what my kids learn; I know how he’s being treated during the day. I can hear it in the next room.”

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DTH Photo Illustration. A recent study at UNC has shown that anxiety in first -year students has increased in the past year with the pandemic and distance-learning.

Editorial: The powder keg of academic pressure

"We are taught that this constant stress and anxiety is just a part of life. That freaking out over exams and racing to find resume fillers is normal. This isn't the case, of course, but this pressure that we put on ourselves is not just in our own heads — it comes from the society we live in."

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CHCCS students, teachers return to in-person instruction for the first time in a year

On Friday morning, about one hundred students returned to Frank Porter Graham Elementary School to finish out their first week of in-person instruction in a year.   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education voted in early March to offer in-person instruction to all students beginning March 22.  Frank Porter Graham Elementary Principal Karen Galassi-Ferrer said it has been important to think creatively about safety measures, like holding lunch and breakfast outside or placing colorful tape on the ground for students to follow for social distancing. 

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