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PITTSBORO — When Valencia Toomer left her role as principal at Horton Middle School last June, she did so with the goal of starting a new school — School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) — … more
Last Friday, the Chatham County Public Health Department announced that school staff and childcare workers ages 50 and older will start getting vaccinated in Chatham on Friday. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education voted 3-2 against phasing in Plan A for EC and K-5 students during a specially called meeting Tuesday night. Board members Jane … more
CHAPEL HILL — The Woods Charter School Board unanimously approved the school administration team’s staggered plan for offering in-person learning under Plan B on Thursday, with the first … more
CCCC’s Jon Spoon recently stepped into a new position as the director of continuing education — a move that will revitalize the college’s continuing education program and allow work typically … more
Since the academic school year began in July, there have been 84 resignations or retirements at Chatham County Schools, according to approved personnel agendas, with 56 of those taking place after … more
SILER CITY — Growing up, Virginia “Vicky” Tobar had always wanted to be a school nurse. She’d even started studying to be one in the early 2000s, too — at least until Jordan-Matthews High … more
Cooper’s announcement does not guarantee that school staff can receive a vaccine starting the 24th, across the state or in Chatham. That date represents when the state has said ... more
This week, the News + Record checked in with Bridges to see how his first month as superintendent has gone, how he's adapting to the pandemic and what his goals are for his time at CCS. more
SILER CITY — With nearly a month of in-person hybrid learning under its belt, Chatham Charter School is planning the second phase of its return to campus, with all of K-5 set to return to Plan A by … more
Many students, parents and teachers are thrilled to be back, after being on a remote-learning track since last March. Still, with all the unknowns of the pandemic, some safety concerns remain. more
PITTSBORO  — The board is set to meet in two weeks to review specific scenarios — including the fully in-person Plan A option — and said it would work with the district on Tuesday to decide on a date for that meeting. more
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has approved two items to the memorandum of understanding for Chatham Promise, allowing for some credit requirement exemptions in the case of … more
The State Board of Education heard revisions to recommended K-12 social studies standards last Wednesday, with some Republican board members saying the “anti-American” standards will teach public … more
Gov. Roy Cooper “strongly urged” North Carolina public school districts to offer in-person instruction at a press conference on Tuesday, as the legislature and state superintendent … more
A light dusting of snow brought about the first snow day of 2021 on Thursday, but most Chatham students still went to school, albeit remotely. In a world using many more remote learning tools and … more
New research published by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday urged schools to reopen, saying “the preponderance of available evidence” indicated schools could carry … more
As students and colleges alike adapt to a college admissions process in the wake of a global pandemic, the organization that produces the SAT announced last Tuesday it would no longer offer subject … more
Today, Jairo McMican distinguishes himself as “Blacktino,” an identity that encompasses Black Latin Americans, but he didn’t always. Growing up, the 47-year-old McMican struggled to carve … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education named Tripp Crayton as the first principal of Seaforth High School last Wednesday, effective Feb. 15. Seaforth, set to open this fall … more
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