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Governor joins the chorus praising Megan Faircloth, a true NC inspiration

NC Gov. Roy Cooper presented East Wake High School graduate Megan Faircloth with the Governor’s Student Excellence Award at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday.

Education

Braille contest finalist, 8: 'It was the best thing ever'

Alondra Pagan-Galarza, 8, of Fuquay-Varina, NC is a visually impaired student who placed among the top 50 students in Braille writing, comprehension, spelling and speed in the country. The second-grader is one of only four visually impaired students at Oak Grove Elementary School in Cary.

Education

Wake school official excited to see comeback for Teaching Fellows program

Shanta Lightfoot, a senior administrator for Middle School English Language Arts for Wake County Public School Systems, graduated from N.C. State in 2008 having participated in the Teaching Fellows Program. The program was cut in 2011 but now appears to be making a return. Lightfoot talks about the impact of losing the program and what it means for it to return.

Food & Drink

Lab-grown meat: Coming to a grocer near you?

The rising global demand for food and the push for more ethical treatment of animals are driving scientists to develop meat produced in a laboratory rather than on a farm, says Liz Specht of the Good Food Institute, who spoke to the Society for In Vitro Biology in Raleigh on June 13, 2017.

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Wake County mom worried about school budget cuts

Anne Tekmen, the mother of two Wake County students, is worried about the state of public education due to what she feels is lack of support from county commissioners and state lawmakers.
T. Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com
Wake County mom worried about school budget cuts 1:05

Wake County mom worried about school budget cuts

Once homeless, then top of her class, now honored by NC Governor Cooper 6:39

Once homeless, then top of her class, now honored by NC Governor Cooper

Braille contest finalist, 8: 'It was the best thing ever' 0:52

Braille contest finalist, 8: 'It was the best thing ever'

Making Wake County school budget cuts 0:58

Making Wake County school budget cuts