As of 2018, the average teacher salary in the state is about $50,861, but the average salary for teachers in the United States is $60,483, according to the National Education Association. The NEA reported that North Carolina ranks 39th in the U.S. in average teacher pay in 2017.
With homelessness in Chapel Hill on the rise, here is what local organizations are doing to help.
Kadiatu Kamara's new boutique, Vivid Emporium, not only provides stylish fashion choices, but also gives back to her native country of Sierra Leone and helps promising young designers.
Though the practice has fallen in and out of popularity in the U.S. as medicine has become increasingly professionalized, midwives today deliver about 15 percent of births at UNC Hospitals. “There’s a lot more interest today in women to have more say in their healthcare and more involvement in their labor and pregnancy,” said Kathy Higgins, the division director of midwifery services in the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “For midwives, that is their basic philosophy, in providing education and supporting them in their desires for their pregnancy and birthing experience.”
Fred Swaniker wanted to transform educational systems in Africa and create a world-class academic institution, where young students were eager to make an impact. He set his mind to the idea and collaborated with his partner, Chris Bradford. In 2008, the ALA doors opened in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“Because of limitations in the housing situation with assertions from the Department of Health and Human Services, she asked if Safe Families might partner in terms of offering a hosting to babies until moms get out of prison."
Chapel Hill High is around 60 years old and falling apart, but expect renovations to begin this summer, if plans are approved by the town council.
A little more than half of UNC undergraduates live off campus, which has led to steep rent prices and efforts from the University to attract more students to dorm life.
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.
“It was one of the best experiences I could have had in a prison setting,” said Alden Rainey, head dog trainer at Ears Eyes Nose & Paws. “It was kind of like it was meant for me.”