Enrollment has dropped three years in a row in North Carolina’s traditional public schools, even as it’s increased in charter schools, private schools and homeschools. Changes in state policy have expanded school choice options for families.
Research at N.C. State University shows that prospective teachers were worse at recognizing emotions on black faces than on white faces. The undergraduates also mislabeled more black faces as ‘angry’ and thought misbehaving black boys showed more hostility than misbehaving white boys.
University of North Carolina archaeologist Jodi Magness and her team discovered “unparalleled” and “revolutionary” mosaics in Israel that uncovered new clues about life in an ancient Galilean Jewish village; many depict biblical scenes.
High school students around the country are asking the College Board to rescore the SAT exam given in June because scores came in lower than expected. The test was easier than prior versions so a harsher curve was used to grade them.
Timothy Tyson, author of “The Blood of Emmett Till,” said the federal government reopening the investigation into Till’s slaying is a “calculated attempt” by the Trump administration to “improve its civil rights profile.”
High schools and middle schools in Durham Public Schools will get restorative practices coordinators under the district's five-year strategic plan. DPS believes restorative practices that teach replacement behaviors will reduce suspensions.
Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched on Raleigh in May with a wide-ranging agenda that included more education spending, a school construction bond and expanding Medicaid. They didn't get much of what they wanted from lawmakers.
Durham Public Schools has increased the local supplement for teachers with 10 years or less experience to better compete with surrounding districts. The supplement increase moves DPS closer to what's offered in Chapel Hill and Wake County
Wake Tech reaches out to students who may be displaced from Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, Art Institute of Charlotte and South University in High Point. The three colleges are among 30 schools nationwide owned by Dream Center Education Holdings that have stopped enrolling new students.
Monica Jenkins, executive director of the three-year-old Duke Technology Scholars program sets students up with summer internships, houses them together and offers programming and mentoring to keep them in the gender-imbalanced field.