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Start to the new school year sends a message about North Carolina’s future

BY: - September 12, 2023

Blistering summers that go on and on and the discomfort they cause for humans are far from the only (or worst) negative impacts of the global climate emergency. Similarly, when it comes to public education in North Carolina, bringing school facilities up to snuff is just one item on a to-do list that’s as long […]

A second Wayne County school has been closed due to a coronavirus outbreak

BY: - October 16, 2020

Wayne County Schools has closed a second school for in-person instruction due to a coronavirus outbreak. The district reported Thursday that four staff members and two students at North Drive Elementary School have contracted the virus. Neither the students nor staff members have been on the campus since last week, the district said in a statement posted on its website. The school will transition to remote instruction for two weeks. […]

Low enrollment, financial trouble forces Winston-Salem charter school to close

BY: - July 7, 2020

B.L.U.E. – G.R.E.E.N. Academy (BGA), a Winston-Salem charter school, is going out of business after one year because it could not enroll the minimum 80 students needed by Tuesday to remain open. The school, founded to improve academic outcomes for low-income students in underserved communities, is also without a home after St. Peter’s Outreach Church did not renew its lease. The school still owes the church $86,000. State charter school officials said BGA leaders plan to meet Tuesday to […]

Teachers plan to continue serving students amid school closures in North Carolina

BY: - March 16, 2020

Mariah Morris, North Carolina’s reigning Teacher of the Year, has asked educators across the state to post instructional videos on YouTube for students stuck at home due to COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus. Morris, an elementary school teacher at West Pine Elementary School in Pinehurst, joined regional 2019 and 2020 Teachers of the Year for Facebook live meeting […]

Gov. Cooper closes NC schools for at least 2 weeks; prohibits gatherings of more than 100 people

BY: - March 14, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that all K-12 schools in North Carolina will be closed beginning Monday for at least two weeks in response to the rapidly changing situation associated with COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus. He also issued an executive order to prohibit gatherings of more than 100 people. He had issued guidance […]