EDUCATION


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.


3/12/2020 4:46pm

A North Carolina school bus located in Carrboro, N.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. On Feb. 6, 2020, local schools dismissed early in order to get students home in the midst of severe  weather. The storms  coincided with dismissals, however, causing students and staff to return indoors.

CHCCS adjusts calendar, plans remote instruction in response to coronavirus fears

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools announced Thursday it will make Monday, March 16; Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18 optional teach work days and have spring break from Thursday, March 19 to April 3. Students will then begin remote learning in hopes of returning to class on Monday, April 6.


3/11/2020 9:47pm

A North Carolina school bus located in Carrboro, N.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. On Feb. 6, 2020, local schools dismissed early in order to get students home in the midst of severe  weather. The storms  coincided with dismissals, however, causing students and staff to return indoors.

Local school districts prepare for coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 (coronavirus) a pandemic, and North Carolina is now in a state of emergency as universities across the state are closing. In light of this, local school districts are making adjustments to cope.