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Chatham County saw many of its public schools improve in some key measurements from recent years, despite academic challenges created by the pandemic. For the 2021-22 academic year, CCS saw 18 of 20 schools meet or exceed growth; statewide, only about 70% achieved the feat. more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with … more
School board elections across the country have become political battlegrounds and barometers of polarization, with issues like the teaching of Critical Race Theory, COVID safety measures and parent involvement in the classroom becoming common refrains in sometimes-stormy public meetings. more
SANFORD — More than 1,000 Chatham County Schools staff members filled the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center last Wednesday to celebrate the upcoming start of the 2022-23 school year. The themes for … more
SILER CITY — An aura of excitement and anxiety was in the Chatham County air Monday morning as the first school bell tolled for the start of the 2022-23 school year. more
More than 1,000 Chatham County Schools staff members filled the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to celebrate the upcoming start of the 2022-2023 school year. more
The first day of class for Chatham County Schools students for the 2022-2023 school year will be Monday, Aug. 29. more
From Bangkok, Thailand, to Margaret Pollard Middle School, Francis Salmazan has seen a lot in his time as an international teacher. He’s entering his fifth year as an 8th grade science teacher … more
SILER CITY — Over 570 students in kindergarten through 12th grade at Chatham Charter School in Siler City began a new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The Chatham Charter faculty is working … more
The start of every school year brings the promise of new possibilities. For some members of the Chatham County Schools community, it also provides a new responsibility: leading a school. At a July … more
SILER CITY — A big blue bus rolls through the streets of Justice Mobile Home Park, its driver honking to alert children there of its presence. It almost brings the atmosphere of an ice cream truck, … more
PITTSBORO — A stack of more than 60 Chromebook computers lines the walls of a classroom at Seaforth High School. Each one is a trophy of the hard work put in by the Chatham County Schools Summer … more
A Seaforth High School student attended the 62nd North Carolina Association of Student Councils (NCASC) Summer Leadership Workshop on the campus of Mars Hill University during the week of July 11-15. … more
Chatham County Schools will keep Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson at the helm through 2026 after the county’s board of education unanimously approved a one-year contract extension for him at its … more
PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Education approved the hire of Michelle Burton as the executive director for Secondary and Career and Technical Education Wednesday. In her new role, Burton … more
PITTSBORO — Student population growth from new residents within Chatham Park and projected growth from new industries such as VinFast and FedEx will necessitate the construction of new elementary … more
The North Carolina General Assembly unveiled its proposed state budget last week, which includes funding for teacher pay raises and an increase in funding for public schools. Education advocates … more
The Chatham County Schools Board of Education named three new principals at its personnel meeting. Nikki Murchison was named principal of Bonlee School, April Burko at Jordan-Matthews High School and Caroline Linker at Silk Hope School. more
Back in mid-December, Massiah Smith struggled to figure out the plotting and functions assignments in her math homework. She decided the best way to solve her problem would be to send an email to her fellow classmate. more
Chatham County leaders and residents expressed frustration and anger at Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. more
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