Last month, Pristine Onuoha won the eighth Genes in Space contest after entering her idea to explore how astronauts’ chromosomes change in space. As part of her win, she will travel next year to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Houston to watch astronauts travel to the International Space Stat…
Power forward Anthony Gill provided every Parkview Village Elementary student with a filled bookbag for the upcoming school year.
The 2022-23 Elon University Speaker Series includes events centered around the theme of “Living Well in a Changing World” and will offer audiences "the opportunity to hear from thought leaders and changemakers," the university said in a news release.
The board also approved a final budget, which includes $19.2 million more this year from the Guilford County Board of Commissioners for the district in annual operations funding.
The $300 million that voters approved in 2020 was expected to be enough to cover eight major school construction projects, plus land acquisition and design work for two more schools. Instead, school leaders are estimating needing another $170 million to complete the projects as planned, for …
Making artificial intelligence, or AI, less daunting for teens means providing them with opportunities. So 16-year-old Archita Khaire founded AIBytes4You, a nonprofit dedicated to attracting minorities and underrepresented students to the field.
N.C. Virtual Academy and N.C. Cyber Academy both accepted more students than they’re allowed to have under state law for the 2022-23 school year. State board members said Thursday they’re only approving the enrollment waiver to help the students who are in some cases days away from starting …
RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers received some encouraging news Monday that the state’s youngest students are recovering from pandemic learning loss.
It’s the school’s first expansion outside Chapel Hill, according to the university.
The new concrete sign recently delivered for Apex Friendship Elementary School in Wake County reads as “Apex Firendship Elementary School.”
In a July 20 Facebook post, assistant principal Katie Demcio Jones wrote that it would be “delusional” to think they’ll find highly qualified people in the next three and a half weeks to fill 967 Wake County teacher openings. A district spokeswoman said Demcio Jones was looking at outdated information, and that the district’s last figure for vacancies was 400 as of late June.
GREENSBORO — The county’s only all-female high school won’t be holding classes during the 2022-23 academic year.
When Hans was hired in 2020, he accepted a salary below his predecessors, but with the opportunity to get an incentive payment of up to $600,000 based on his performance, The News & Observer reported at the time. Last month a committee assessed his performance and the bonus was tied to that assessment.
A state commission is working on a new licensure and compensation model that would pay teachers based on their ratings on student test scores or evaluations and whether they’re willing to take on additional duties. In a statement Thursday, NCAE charged that the new model would create an “enigmatic evaluation method” for teachers and threatens to withhold raises or revoke a teacher’s license if they fail to meet these benchmarks.
A district official said the scanners should be in place in the next three to four weeks, in time for open houses. Classes for traditional schools start Aug. 29.
Former commissioner Alan Branson, who lodged the complaint that held up the certification, said Wednesday he is dropping his appeal. However, he noted that the judge wrote in his order that the activities of the county and schools "may have improperly caused voters to vote in favor of the bond at issue,” although the judge did not believe that affected the outcome.
Hannah-Jones commented on the settlement on Twitter for the first time Tuesday morning, saying that while the university had confirmed the dollar amount of the settlement, the settlement “was about much more” than money.
A Wake County Superior Court judge on Monday denied a request to pause the certification of the results from Guilford County’s school bond referendum.
Rogers, who died Friday at age 90 after a period of declining health, served as the sixth president of Guilford College from 1980-96, the private Quaker school said in a news release.
Guilford County Schools is planning groundbreakings on Aug. 8 and Aug. 12 for six schools the district is rebuilding with money from the sale of bonds approved by voters in 2020.
Guilford County's Board of Elections is set to certify the referendum result on Aug. 20, unless court action delays that.
Some schools with higher levels of poverty will still be able to provide free meals to their students. At other schools, though, free meals will be available only to students whose families demonstrate financial need.
While there’s no perfect debt-relief solution, there are resources out there to help borrowers manage and repay their loans. Here are some of the government and nonprofit programs available to North Carolina residents.
Alan Branson, a former county commissioner running again for a seat on the board, said he and his lawyers are pulling together paperwork and proceeding as if they will file an appeal. His lawyers just received the state board's official ruling on Thursday, which triggers the 10-day window for him to appeal, he said.
New Light At-Risk Intergenerational Outreach Program would get $250,000 if the state budget is approved. That's half of what was originally proposed, but would still be new money for the program, which gets support from the school system and through donations.
RALEIGH — Enrollment in North Carolina private schools grew by the largest number in 50 years, while the number of students who are educated at home dropped.
Nancy Messonnier had worked with the CDC from 1995 until 2021, when she resigned as director of the National Center of Immunization and Respiratory Diseases to take a job with the Skoll Foundation, which invests in entrepreneurs and inventors to advance pandemic and public health systems.
But Republican legislative leaders say they’ve released a budget that increases education funding while still maintaining responsible spending levels in the face of a looming recession.
The May 17 referendum authorized commissioners to issue up to $1.7 billion in school construction bonds, a move that county leaders said would pave the way for a massive overhaul of buildings that would improve learning conditions for students.
The district is on vacation next week. After that, Deputy Superintendent Whitney Oakley will become acting superintendent while school board members continue their search for a new leader.