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Now a second-semester senior, Evelin Muñoz Tebalan has been selected as one of 411 semifinalists nationwide for the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship. more
Editor’s note: Dr. Anthony Jackson, Chatham County Schools’ superintendent, spent time with the News + Record on his 6-month anniversary in the position. Here’s a report from that conversation. … more
The 8th annual State Equality Index (SEI), released Jan. 20 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute, placed North Carolina in the report’s lowest category, “High Priority to Achieve Basic Equality” — due to a lack of LGBTQ-friendly laws and a presence of those deemed as anti-LGBTQ. more
Chatham County Schools (CCS) is hosting a series of four focus group meetings in February to help create “One Chatham” — the district’s new five-year strategic plan. more
PITTSBORO — In a contentious 3-2 vote Monday night, the Chatham County Schools Board of Education began a gradual transition to optional masking “on or about March 7,” dependent on … more
Chatham County Schools is planning a series of focus groups throughout February to help lay the foundation for the district’s new five-year Strategic Plan, themed One Chatham. more
The Chatham County Schools Board of Education voted last month to pursue the $12.9 million replacement of three gymnasiums at Bennett, Bonlee and Silk Hope schools — three smaller K-8 schools in rural areas of the district. more
News that a Tennessean school district unanimously banned the use of “Maus” — a Pulitzer-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust by Art Spiegelman — in its 8th-grade curriculum spread … more
SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College alumnus E. Eugene Moore is being recognized for his $2 million gift to his alma mater with the naming of the future E. Eugene Moore Manufacturing and … more
By the end of the second week of class following winter break, Chatham County Schools counted 703 students and 68 staff members as absent from school due to either testing positive for COVID-19 or quarantining due to exposure, according to district data shared with the News + Record. more
PITTSBORO — In anticipation of inclement winter weather, Chatham's schools are opting for snow days or remote learning and workdays for students and staff on Friday, schools announced Thursday. more
PITTSBORO — In addition to extending universal masking and approving two COVID-related funds last week, the CCS Board of Education also discussed Superintendent Anthony Jackson’s first six months … more
More than five decades after his assassination, King is widely heralded and taught about in schools as an important and beloved civil rights hero. But the majority of his work, advocates and King’s family say, is often not included in public tributes and school lessons. more
A Chapel Hill education nonprofit organization, LatinxEd, has chosen Siler City’s Kevin Manzanarez as one of 20 Hispanic youth leaders statewide to form part of its fourth “20 Under 20” youth … more
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools will be closed for staff on Tuesday "out of an abundance of caution and due to very likely potential for unsafe road conditions," the district said in a … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education unanimously approved using approximately $750,000 of its $12.5 million remaining COVID-relief funds to pay a $1,000 COVID-19 training bonus … more
PITTSBORO — Amid higher COVID-19 cases counts following the holidays and the Omicron surge, the Chatham County Board of Education voted 3-1 to extend universal masking on all CCS campuses during … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Schools Board of Education approved Dr. Janice Giles as the new principal of North Chatham Elementary School during its Monday mid-year retreat. Giles is in her … more
PITTSBORO — School of the Arts for Boys Academy (SABA) — a new public charter school set to open next fall — will add 6th grade students to its 3rd through 5th grade school population to … more
PITTSBORO — During the third school year impacted by the pandemic, student enrollment at Chatham County Schools is up slightly from 2020 but still lower than 2019 — the last “pre-pandemic” … more
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