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Monday November 28th

Education


Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School teachers commute from areas like Mebane and Greensboro due to difficulties finding affordable homes in the private market in Chapel Hill, despite being one of the highest-paying school districts in North Carolina.

'It’s a struggle': CHCCS teachers choose between expensive housing or long commutes

Although Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is one of the highest-paying school districts in North Carolina, teachers are increasingly unable to afford housing in the district. CHCCS pays teachers a supplement to their base salary and additionally pays teachers local supplements based on years of experience.  “It’s really important to us that people who serve the community in Chapel Hill can afford to live here, and right now that’s really not the case,” Daniele Berman, marketing and communications manager for Community Home Trust, said, “Teachers can’t afford to purchase a home in the private market in Chapel Hill."

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Photo Courtesy of Michelle Seucan.

Column: The Chinese character 'biang' and what it means to me

"From my many years at the Chinese school, I have developed an intimate relationship with the many complexities and simple pleasures of my culture — from language and conversation to traditional dances and costumes. I've uncovered the various parts of humanity through the lessons of discipline, global understanding, storytelling and communication. To me, biang is representative of the diverse aspects of humanity, a story told through numerous building blocks of history. "

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The Orange County Board of Education building, as pictured on Monday, March 28, 2022, is located on East King Street in Hillsborough.

OC Schools Board of Education hears equity plan update, unanimously accepts

At the Orange County Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, the OCS Equity Task Force presented their equity plan update and outline for equity training for the Board. After the presentation, the Board unanimously accepted the proposal. The plan focused on three areas: professional development, curriculum adoption and creation and student and community engagement. 

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Per unofficial results, North Carolina Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Caswell, Orange) has won the 2022 midterm election for the District 23 North Carolina Senate position. He defeated Republican opponent Landon Woods. Photos courtesy of Landon Woods, and DTH/Saurya Acharya.

Rep. Graig Meyer is to become next N.C. senator for District 23, per unofficial results

Per unofficial results, North Carolina Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Caswell, Orange) has won the 2022 midterm election for the District 23 North Carolina Senate position. He defeated Republican opponent Landon Woods and will replace Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham, Orange) in January 2023.  "I'm very honored to have won reelection and won election to this new seat in the North Carolina Senate," Meyer said. "I'm proud of the work that I've done for Orange County and Caswell County. I'm looking forward to serving them in this new way, and I'm looking forward to serving Person County as well."

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The Orange County Board of Education building, as pictured on Monday, March 28, 2022, is located on East King Street in Hillsborough.

CHCCS and OCS need outside consultant for development of capital, report finds

Orange County is in need of an outside consultant for the continued development of school capital in Orange County Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, according to a report by the Capital Needs Work Group. CHCCS and OCS rank first and third respectively in statewide per-pupil funding. Despite this, a review by the work group found that funding availability is still a “significant issue” for both districts.

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