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Tuesday October 19th

Community Members Attend Inaugural Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Events


Data from the 2019 to 2020 school year.

Decades after CHCCS desegregation, data shows racial disparities persist

This year marks 60 years since desegregation began in CHCCS. But even now, across the district’s 20 schools, white students access more opportunity and face less discipline than Black students, according to a Daily Tar Heel analysis of the most recently available federal, state and local data. Statewide, white children were 3.7 times more likely to be in a gifted program than their Black peers. At East Chapel Hill High School during the 2019-20 school year, white students were 4.3 times more likely to be enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement class than Black students. For nine of the 10 schools that reported short-term suspension rates for white and Black students, Black students were at least 11 times more likely to be suspended than white students. 

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The entrance to Davis Library on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Editorial: Let's make Davis Library loud again

"One of the greatest hardships is the culture of Davis Library. What was once a bustling community of talkers has fallen silent. We’ve lost a lot to COVID-19, but we won’t let this pandemic take away all of our sacred traditions.  It is time to restore balance to Davis Library."  

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DTH Photo Illustration. DTH Opion Writer Raymond Peng argues that money does not buy happiness.

Column: Money doesn't buy happiness

"While having a lot of money can resolve a lot of your issues and provides many opportunities and experiences, I also want to remind people — particularly students — that their pursuit of happiness isn’t the same thing as their pursuit of wealth."

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Stan Vickers was the first Black student to attend a previously all-white school in Orange County. Vickers was honored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education on August 12 60 years after the court case that desegregated local schools.

CHCCS honors Stan Vickers after 60th anniversary of desegregation efforts

The CHCCS Board of Education honored Stan Vickers at a recent school board meeting for his contributions to the original desegregation movements in Orange County 60 years ago.  When Vickers was 10 years old, Vickers’ family filed a lawsuit against the Chapel Hill City Board of Education to gain entry into Carrboro Elementary School where, at the time, only white students were allowed to attend.  "Every child should have a right to a good education," Vickers said at a board meeting last week. "We have come a way, but there’s a long way to go."

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