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Chatham County Schools submitted its application for its second and third rounds of COVID-19 relief funds — totaling about $17.4 million — to the state last week, the district said during … more
Last semester, Jordan-Matthews High School ESL teacher Wendi Pillars struggled to engage her students over Zoom — those who showed up, that is. Some students on her roster didn’t attend due to … more
When four high school juniors first launched their donation drive for menstrual and hygiene products in Chatham County, they didn’t expect to receive many donations. Chatham County, however, … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools recently began its two-year equity training efforts with a group called The Equity Collaborative, the district said at its April 19 Board of Education … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved a new state-mandated summer learning plan, meant to help students recover from COVID-19 learning loss, as presented by the … more
In recent years, more North Carolina charter schools have set aside seats for “educationally disadvantaged” students in their often competitive admission lotteries. The trend is true … more
Shortly before 10 a.m. last Thursday, Jordan-Matthews senior Jacquelinne Marroquin Tobar drove to Piedmont Health’s Siler City Community Health Center and parked. In the driver’s seat, she rolled … more
When Jazmin Mendoza Sosa, student support specialist for Communities In Schools, looked at Virginia Cross Elementary School enrollment data last fall, she noticed what many media organizations have … more
Education Briefs CCS summer programming planning PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools administrators want input about summer opportunities for academic enrichment, so a survey has been created … more
In the last month, shifting state and federal COVID-19 guidance on school reopening led to a whirlwind of district decisions increasing in-person instruction — including in Chatham. While … more
From working out virtually in the offseason to wearing masks while competing in front of mostly empty bleachers, high school sports across Chatham County — and the rest of the state — have had a … more
PITTSBORO — Schools of the Arts for Boys Academy hosted a golf tournament on March 20 to fundraise for its fall 2021 opening. With 70 golfers out of 72 registered — despite the cold … more
PITTSBORO — Students in 6th-12th grades will have the option to attend in-person learning under Plan A on April 19, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education decided at a special meeting on … more
Sharing science videos with students in the classroom and at home. Multi-step word problem activities in Zoom breakout rooms. A hands-free camera with a microphone to allow teachers to read aloud and … more
After voting to update its previous Plan A timeline at a special meeting Monday, the Chatham County Board of Education met in closed session to discuss superintendent applications. The board … more
The Chatham County Board of Education approved the district's suggested motion to comply with school reopening bill, Senate Bill 220, on Monday, voting 3-0 to send 4th-5th graders back under Plan A on April 12 instead of April 19. more
But as schools begin reopening, education experts warn that long-standing educational disparities have only deepened during remote learning and won’t be fixed simply by returning to school — at least not for all students. more
Under the new PowerSchool update, announced to school districts by DPI on Friday, a student's “preferred name” will be displayed on most records. The only report that will display a student’s legal name is official state student transcripts. more
Nearly a year after N.C. schools first closed last spring due to COVID-19, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday to send K-5 students back for in-person learning four days a week under Plan A. more
She’d been accepted into the prestigious 2021 cohort of Grosvenor Teacher Fellows, a field-based professional development opportunity meant to help educators bring new geographic awareness into their learning communities. more
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