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One week after being presented with House Bill 324, which included new rules for how public schools could teach students about racism, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the bill — criticizing the priorities of Republican legislators who pushed for it. more
A total of 134 people at Chatham County Schools have tested positive for COVID-19 since the district’s first day of school on Aug. 23, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard as of Monday morning, including one cluster of nine associated cases at Chatham Central High School documented during the second week of classes. more
The majority of North Carolina public school students failed end-of-grade and course state exams last school year, according to test results released last week — including in Chatham County … more
North Carolina Senate Republicans approved House Bill 324, “Ensuring Dignity & Nondiscrimation in Schools,” on Aug. 26, which includes new rules for how public schools can teach students … more
Every year of Oliver Ewy’s high school career has taken place during a pandemic. That’s why Ewy, a junior at Northwood High School, is excited to finally go to school in-person every day of the week. more
Chatham County Schools returned to class for the fall semester of the 2021-22 school year last week. While this semester marks the first since before the pandemic that students will attend classes … more
Chatham County Schools began its third year impacted by COVID-19 on Monday — encapsulating the tension between moving past the pandemic while attempting to mitigate its health threats. more
PITTSBORO — After 25 years in education — 14 of them in Chatham — Chris Poston will soon be starting a new role: Chatham County Schools’ Executive Director for Excellence and … more
PITTSBORO — A new collaboration between Chatham County Schools, Central Carolina Community College and UNC-Chapel Hill — Teach Chatham — intends to address the current teaching … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education will resume meeting at the Chatham County Historic Courthouse for its next regular meeting on Sept. 13. Over the course of the … more
SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2021 as the school observed a drive-through graduation on Monday, Aug. 9, at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic … more
SILER CITY — Inside Siler City Elementary School last Wednesday, teacher Shirley Rojas drizzled several drops of purple dye into one of eight bowls of half-baked slime. Around her, a group of … more
SILER CITY — Dozens of children lined up before a big, blue bus parked along the curb just outside Virginia Cross Elementary School. At first glance, the bus might have been mistaken for an ice … more
A specially called Chatham County Schools Board of Education meeting on Thursday began with a 15-parent protest to make masks optional and ended with a 4-0 vote to require universal indoor masking on all campuses. more
PITTSBORO — Pancakes did indeed help pave the way, but there’s still a little bit of road the newly-formed Boys & Girls Club of Pittsboro needs to cover. Organizers of the club — which … more
PITTSBORO — When Dr. Anthony Jackson arrived at Chatham County Schools’ Pittsboro central office building for his first day as the district’s new superintendent, he knew the place was … more
More than a year and half after first moving classes online due to COVID-19, Central Carolina Community College is set to fully resume its in-person instruction across its programming this fall. more
School districts should require masks indoors for all students and staff in elementary and middle schools, and for unvaccinated students and staff, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last Wednesday. With … more
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
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