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A state Senate education committee took up revised legislation last week that prohibits public schools from “promoting certain concepts,” including that the United States was created by members … more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged schools on Friday to fully reopen in the fall, also saying that fully vaccinated students and teachers don’t have to wear face masks in … more
Chatham County Schools has extended its deadline for K-8 applications to its standalone virtual academy for next year, and will now accept students through July 30. The deadline for high schoolers … more
Over the last 15 months, schools across the country faced myriad challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic: moving learning online, reaching students without internet and implementing safety protocol … more
Nearly 2,000 K-12 students are signed up for this year’s Chatham County Schools summer programming, a staggering increase from the typical years’ registration of about 300 K-3 students, according … more
Chatham County Schools’ $17.4 million of COVID-19 relief funds will be spent on summer programming over the next few years, for technology and connectivity support and to hire at least 68 school … more
Last week’s graduation festivities concluded 2021’s Chatham graduations. After more than a year of school during a pandemic, the News + Record spoke with graduates from around the county … more
Last year, COVID-19 gathering restrictions led to drive-thru and virtual ceremonies. After more than a year of pandemic challenges faced by everyone but felt acutely by teachers, students and their parents, this final Northwood performance felt like both a celebration of the class of 2021 and of the ability to have an in-person graduation at all. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education voted Monday to approve a memorandum of understanding between the district and the Hispanic Liaison, with the goal of helping both organizations … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education approved two new principals at its meeting Monday night during its closed session — Donna Barget at Jordan-Matthews High School and Matthew … more
When Jacquelinne Marroquin Tobar moved to Siler City and started school at Jordan-Matthews High School four years ago, she knew very little English and struggled to feel comfortable around other … more
Editor’s note: In this second of a series of reports, the News + Record is examining school equity in Chatham, looking specifically at the services the district provides for Hispanic students and … more
A few hours after learning that Gov. Roy Cooper had signed a bill temporarily shortening the length of time required for holding a driving learner’s permit, Northwood sophomore Nellielou Errett … more
A bill that could put new rules on public school curriculum regarding race and history — such as prohibiting schools from teaching the U.S. was created to oppress people or that people are … more
PITTSBORO — Six months after former superintendent Derrick Jordan announced his departure, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously selected Anthony Jackson, superintendent from Vance County Schools in Henderson, as the new CCS superintendent. He will start July 6. more
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
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