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Twelve Jordan-Matthews High School students won the chance to represent their school in the upcoming national DECA Competition in February. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education named Lemondré Watson as the new principal of Pittsboro Elementary School at its meeting Monday. more
School board, superintendent formally apologize to students, parents hurt by mock ‘slave auction’ at J.S. Waters  BY Keith T. Barber News + Record Correspondent PITTSBORO … more
PITTSBORO — The message of Monday’s “Community Call to Action” was clear: Now’s the time to finally put an end to acts of racism in Chatham County’s … more
Chatham County's board of education unanimously approved a set of recommendations made by Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson at the board's meeting Monday to address racial incidents reported at J.S. Waters and other county … more
Community Coalition Addresses Traumatic Racial Bullying Incidents in Chatham County SchoolsPittsboro, NC – March 13, 2022 Who We Are We are a growing coalition of concerned parents, … more
PITTSBORO — Family members and supporters of Ashley Palmer will hold a “Community Call to Action,” organized by Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity, at 4:45 p.m. today in response … more
Concerned community organizers and activists who have rallied around the family of a J.S. Waters student whose mother says was involved in a mock slave auction at the school last Friday and plan to … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham School for Science and Engineering student Dylan Philipps has been offered a Park Scholarship to North Carolina State University. more
BioWork, a program at Central Carolina Community College, is changing lives and filling the workforce pipeline with skilled technicians ready to work in the growing life sciences industry sector in central North Carolina. more
PITTSBORO — Northwood High School junior Matthew Sullivan received a scholarship last week through the North Carolina Future Farmers of America Association to attend a national leadership conference this summer in Washington, D.C. more
PITTSBORO — Six Chatham County Schools students have advanced to the State Science Fair. more
PITTSBORO — Each of the schools in the Chatham County Schools district has chosen the 2022-23 Teacher of the Year. more
The Chatham County Board of Education approved a policy change allowing optional masking inside all school buildings beginning March 7 during a special meeting last Thursday. more
CCS will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday to vote on a recommendation to remove the existing face covering mandate, effective March 7. If the board approves the recommendation, all of CCS will shift to a mask-optional policy as of March 7 — for the first time since the pandemic began in March of 2020. more
PITTSBORO — A few months ago, dropping kids off at Pittsboro Elementary School meant approximately six to 10 minutes of sitting in the carpool line. As of Jan. 10, it means listening six to 10 minutes of something a bit more exciting: 92.7 FM WPES In The Morning, a radio segment with students to highlight school news and happenings. more
Editor’s note: Dr. Anthony Jackson, Chatham County Schools’ superintendent, spent time with the News + Record on his six-month anniversary in the position. In part one, last week, Jackson discussed school culture, communicating his vision for CCS to his staff, what it means to deliver the best service for the county’s students, student performance and innovation. Here’s the second part of that conversation, edited for brevity and clarity. more
In her new role, Brown will lead the district’s testing and accountability efforts to support the academic achievement of all students across the district. In addition, Brown will oversee student information and PowerSchool. more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education has named Sara Self-Maddox as the director for the system’s Exceptional Children and Academically & Intellectually Gifted programs. more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools parent Jessica Winger formally announced her candidacy for the district’s Dist. 3 Board of Education seat last Wednesday, after first announcing her intended run during the public comments portion at last Monday’s board meeting. more
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