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PITTSBORO — In anticipation of inclement winter weather, Chatham's schools are opting for snow days or remote learning and workdays for students and staff on Friday, schools announced Thursday. more
PITTSBORO — In addition to extending universal masking and approving two COVID-related funds last week, the CCS Board of Education also discussed Superintendent Anthony Jackson’s first six months … more
More than five decades after his assassination, King is widely heralded and taught about in schools as an important and beloved civil rights hero. But the majority of his work, advocates and King’s family say, is often not included in public tributes and school lessons. more
A Chapel Hill education nonprofit organization, LatinxEd, has chosen Siler City’s Kevin Manzanarez as one of 20 Hispanic youth leaders statewide to form part of its fourth “20 Under 20” youth … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools will be closed for staff on Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution and due to very likely potential for unsafe road conditions," the district said in a … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved using approximately $750,000 of its $12.5 million remaining COVID-relief funds to pay a $1,000 COVID-19 training bonus … more
PITTSBORO — Amid higher COVID-19 cases counts following the holidays and the Omicron surge, the Chatham County Board of Education voted 3-1 to extend universal masking on all CCS campuses during … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved Dr. Janice Giles as the new principal of North Chatham Elementary School during its Monday mid-year retreat. Giles is in her … more
PITTSBORO — School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) — a new public charter school set to open next fall — will add 6th grade students to its 3rd through 5th grade school population to … more
PITTSBORO — During the third school year impacted by the pandemic, student enrollment at Chatham County Schools is up slightly from 2020 but still lower than 2019 — the last “pre-pandemic” … more
Effective Jan. 1, substitute teachers at Chatham County Schools will get a 30% daily pay raise — the raise required to satisfy the $13 per hour minimum pay rate passed in the new state budget for noncertified school employees. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education again voted 4-1 to require universal masking on all CCS campuses at its meeting Monday night — with board member David Hamm again … more
Registration for Chatham County’s public charter schools is open through varying dates in January, with lottery applications available online at each school. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Association of Educators (CCAE) is asking the county’s board of education to use federal relief dollars to recruit and retain staff. A petition posted last week … more
SILER CITY — Chatham Charter School has hired a new secondary grades administrator as part of its next phase of growth, the school said in a news release last week. Tom Griffin, an educator with … more
SILER CITY — Dozens of notes line the hallway of Jordan-Matthews High School honoring the life of Mike Williams — a well loved teacher who died in a car accident on Thanksgiving Day. “I … more
Four months after the Chatham County Schools Board of Education first approved universal indoor masking on its campuses this school year, Superintendent Anthony Jackson asked the school community at … more
SILER CITY — At Chatham Middle School, some educators are finding ways to celebrate Native American Heritage Month by teaching students the history of the Americas’ first inhabitants through … more
The first full state budget since 2017 was signed into law last Thursday by Gov. Roy Cooper, and among other things, allocates hundreds of millions of dollars to increase educator compensation pay … more
PITTSBORO — George Moses Horton Middle School Cafeteria Worker Mandy Cheek credits two people with helping her through the most challenging of shifts: Jesus Christ and Bill Withers. Cheek shares … more
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