Saying law enforcement expects protesters to try to pull down Silent Sam “at any time,” UNC officials ask Gov. Roy Cooper for help with safety and call on him to convene the N.C. Historical Commission to decide what to do with the statue.
One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo’s school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations.
A day after angry protesters toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, state officials said they are working with local law enforcement to guard the Confederate memorials on North Carolina’s Capitol grounds in Raleigh. In Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina leaders wouldn’t disclose their security plans around Silent Sam.
For decades, textbooks were seen as the foundation for instruction in American schools. These discipline-specific tomes were a fundamental part of the educational infrastructure, assigned to students for each subject and carried in heavy backpacks every day — from home to school and back again.
While the economy in Texas has boomed over the last 20 years, along the border with Mexico about a half million people live in clusters of cinderblock dwellings, home-built shacks, dilapidated trailers and small houses.
New Mexico was the only state among 17 considered to receive the highest marks in the majority of categories — five out of nine. A few of the high marks were in standards and assessments, student success indicators and measures of academic progress.