“The schools came to us and said — as part of the County’s overall climate action plan — we want to reduce waste,” Pollock said. “Specifically, they want to focus on food waste generated from cafeterias as that is where the majority of food waste comes from.”
Orange County Schools, Swim for Charlie and the Orange County Sportsplex have teamed up to provide second-graders free swim lessons.
A new documentary hopes to ignite change by shedding light on CHCCS and how since integration, racial disparities have taken shape and continue to persist.
Adding three new pre-K classrooms was proposed during a joint meeting of the Orange County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools Board on Jan. 17, which would lower the gap between enrolled students and the waiting list and provide for early exposure to the classroom. Board members believe school enrollment at an early age is vital for successful young students.
Brenda Whiteman, the school district's arts coordinator, said the student work's art show this year will take place on April 20-22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. People can come during business hours to see the student work through mid-May.
In a conversation with senior writer Amena Saad, Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP President Anna Richards discusses the most rewarding and challenging parts of her job, as well as the future of the chapter.
The achievement gap between white, Black and Hispanic students in CHCCS schools has persisted for a long time — the disparities between students can be found in various areas, including AP course enrollment and suspensions.
Many important topics were discussed at the last Orange County School Board meeting.
On Nov. 5, Temne along with Ashton Powell and Jillian La Serna were elected to serve their first terms on the CHCCS Board of Education. Returning member Rani Dasi was also chosen to serve another term on the board.
The current assistant principal of Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe, Karen Galassi-Ferrer, will assume the role of the principal in January.
This policy discussion follows a lawsuit filed against CHCCS in May that accused the school district of failing to prevent sexual abuse within schools.
“I hope to bring my expertise on education,” La Serna said. “I’m bringing that background knowledge to ask questions and to make data-based decisions for our district to try to improve education for every single student in the district.”
An organization run by local students, "Driving is Exhausting," is urging parents to reduce emissions by turning off their engines in the carpool line.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged two Cedar Ridge High School students for communicating threats of mass violence in the last couple months, and are offering a reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the third person who threatened the school. The Chapel Hill Police Department arrested a student with the same charge in relation to a threat against East Chapel Hill High School. With four threats of mass violence in two local schools since September, law enforcement and school officials are stressing the importance of communication in responding to and preventing these situations.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will implement new measures for ensuring equity in classrooms.
After years of what they deem as unreasonable salaries, teachers are starting to speak out, especially after Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill to raise average salaries for educators in North Carolina.
North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson announced Tuesday that he will forgo reelection in 2020 and instead run for lieutenant governor.
Powell will focus on putting students first by mending the gap between students and the Board.
Tuesday's local election saw little changes in some areas of Chapel Hill and Carrboro but major potential upsets in others.