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College students are returning to campus amid delta variant fear spikes, restrictions, and, now, some University of North Carolina faculty pushing for a return to remote instruction. But how does a return to campus affect students psychologically?

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 15:34

Ellerbe student graduates from Aviation Challenge

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lukas Gilliam of Ellerbe, NC recently attended Aviation Challenge Mach II at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge and U.S. Cyber Camp. The Rocket Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.

Published in Lifestyle

Families’ fight against a discriminatory dress code will continue, but a court ruling in the case could have earth-shattering implications for students in North Carolina’s public charter schools.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 09 August 2021 12:34

OPINION: Dewey’s legacy decimates system

 

Just about everyone has an opinion about how to improve education, and it’s usually an opinion passionately held and forcefully argued. It’s not hard to see why. After all, schools are the single-largest expenditure of state taxpayers’ funds. Educational mediocrity is the common denominator of many other social maladies. Most folks have spouses, siblings, parents, or other family members in the teaching profession. And everyone has been a student.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has selected two medical testing vendors with experience operating K-12 testing programs, MAKO Medical and Concentric by Ginkgo, that will be available to provide COVID-19 testing services to all North Carolina schools. In accordance with CDC guidance, K-12 schools are strongly encouraged to participate in the StrongSchoolsNC: K-12 COVID-19 Testing Program and require students, teachers and staff wear masks indoors in all K-12 schools.

Published in Local News

HAMLET — Richmond Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the 2021 Performance Measures for Student Success Report from the N.C. Community College System at Tuesday’s meeting. 

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ROCKINGHAM — The annual Stuff the Bus campaign is being postponed by a day.

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RALEIGH — Given the freedom to choose whether to mandate masks for students, school boards across the state have begun voting to make face coverings optional for the coming school year.

Published in Local News
Monday, 02 August 2021 10:47

OPINION: Merit pay boosts student success

How much say should the public have about public education? Parental revolts against “wokeness” fads in the classroom are all the rage right now, but gaps between public preferences and the practice of public education didn’t suddenly begin a few months ago. They’ve been around for decades.

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — A new report is shedding light on the academic, social, and mental-health damage caused by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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