4/20/2020 8:34pm

Durham Public Schools volunteers help distribute food at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability. Durham FEAST distributes free breakfast and lunch prepared by Durham restaurants to 24 pickup sites nearly every weekday, according to a news release. Photo courtesy of Durham Public Schools.

Durham Public Schools resumes feeding program after coronavirus-related shutdown

More than 60 percent of the district’s students receive free or reduced-price lunches, he said. That’s why Durham Public Schools launched a daily meal support program on March 23 after closing schools a week before. For two weeks, district employees distributed meals to students at 81 sites across the county.  But on April 6, the district stopped the program after an on-site employee tested positive for COVID-19 and most of its staff applied for state emergency paid leave through April 30. 

3/30/2020 8:22pm

A sign points to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools administrative office on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

CHCCS Board of Education to fund WiFi hotspots for students without internet access

In preparation for the implementation of at-home learning until May 15, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education estimated the need for 225 MiFi hotspots to address the technology gap among elementary school students. The Board is also setting up approximately 500 Chromebooks for elementary school students that will tentatively be available for pick-up at the Lincoln Center or may be delivered to students directly.

3/18/2020 9:36pm

Mariposas students create collages at Frank Porter Graham Bilingue Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Peg Gignoux.

Latinx youth in CHCCS create bilingual picture book to foster equity

Latinx student group Mariposas and For Kids By Kids, an organization of teaching artists that edit and create picture books joined together to create “El regalo de Lenna," or “Lenna’s Gift," a bilingual children’s picture book attempting to create a counter-narrative surrounding Latinx people in the United States.