EDUCATION


4/2/2019 10:25pm

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How has the national vaccine discussion impacted N.C.?

"It’s important to note that the vast, vast, majority of parents do vaccinate their children because vaccines are safe and effective."  As the internet and social media grow, so does the spread of misleading information about vaccines. With a recent outbreak of chickenpox in one North Carolina school, health and school officials look to promote the positive aspects of vaccination. The hope is to reassure their safety and usefulness. 


3/21/2019 11:40pm

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The UNC system has no clear protocol on student deaths or psychological services

Student mental health is a growing concern at many North Carolina universities: with the past five years, the number of students seeking campus psychological services have seen an incline. According to Chris Hogan, the director of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at App State, the counseling center at App State saw 2,500 students in the 2017-18 academic year, which is almost 1,000 more than numbers five years ago.


3/3/2019 8:45pm

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.