EDUCATION


3/8/2018 3:59am

Photo courtesy of Chapel Hill Public Library, from their book "Courage in the Moment. The Civil Rights Struggle 1961-1964" photographed by Jim Wallace. Protestors had to agree to practice nonviolent resistance by neither assisting or resisting arrest, here the demonstrators are lying on Franklin Street, according to the book. 

Gone but not forgotten: Chapel Hill school district slow start to desegregate

The Brown v. the Board of Education Supreme Court decision was made in 1954, but the Chapel Hill school board didn’t start desegregating schools until 1960, and desegregation wasn’t complete in Chapel Hill until the summer of 1966.  “Even in progressive Chapel Hill and Carrboro, it wasn’t smooth and some very hurtful things happened,” said Mia Burroughs, a member of the Orange County Board of Commissioners.


2/15/2018 8:03pm

President Donald Trump spoke in the Greensboro Coliseum in June of 2016.

How will the new budget proposal affect education?

 “I feel it’s a rollback of a lot of fairly successful programs — programs that support kids by providing educational access both in the K-12 sector through higher education,” Houck said. “I think they’re really short-changing a lot of our best and brightest students.”