The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that states would be able to bypass federal standardized testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year due to complications imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Board of Orange County Commissioners met Tuesday to approve a program providing financial support to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the receipt of $2.2 billion dollars following approval of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act earlier in March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given North Carolina $13.8 million to help counteract COVID-19's effects. The grant is part of a series of efforts the federal government has undertaken to provide funding to public health officials across the country in an attempt to stem the spread of the newest global pandemic, and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has an idea of how to get started.
After the Orange County Schools Board of Education had its first joint meeting with the Equity Task Force, Orange County Schools are now finding ways to combat the racial achievement gap.
Disparities in educational spending between low and high income communities continue to widen. Low-income communities are struggling to adequate funding for public schools.
The subject of Tuesday's “Conversations on Equity” lecture on equity and race relations quickly turned to the complicated history of race relations at UNC. Many in attendance expressed their disappointment in the University and its failure to confront its troubled past. William Sturkey, an assistant history professor at UNC, was the featured speaker at the meeting. He specializes in the history of race in the American South and teaches courses about southern history and the Civil Rights Movement.
As indecision continues, debates on the compensation of student-athletes continue to intensify.
A coalition of social interest groups from N.C. and beyond are collaborating to promote a sound, basic education for all North Carolina children.
Candidates running to represent Chapel Hill and Carrboro in Orange County's Board of County Commissioners continue to campaign for the 2020 primary election.
Rev. Robert Campbell is a former veteran who has been active in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community. The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro wanted to recognize his passion and work for combating social justice and environmental issues throughout the area.
William Sturkey, an assistant history professor at UNC, gives a talk about the history of race at UNC and the University's failures to reconcile it. The talk was at Chapel Hill Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.