UNC professor Dan Reichart tries to extinguish a fire allegedly set by a man who was later arrested when a device explodes at the base of the Davie Poplar on the UNC campus Thursday afternoon, Nov. 2, 2017. Reichart is being treated for burns, and the suspect is in custody and being evaluated.
Lincoln Heights Elementary in Fuquay-Varina is getting a new environmental connections magnet school theme and a soon-to-be renovated campus to try to help educate its 500 students. Seven out of 10 of Lincoln Heights’ students receive federally subsidized lunches and 37 percent of the students are proficient on state reading exams. Reading scores are significantly higher at other schools around Fuquay-Varina where the populations also have far fewer low-income students.
Students passing through the center of campus, the pit, shared their opinions about the report released Friday by the NCAA Committee on Infractions that did not sanction the institution with any penalties for a long-running scheme of bogus African Studies courses, ones that UNC’s accrediting agency found lacked integrity.
Several dozen protesters held small signs demanding the removal of the Confederate 'Silent Sam' statue from the UNC campus as the university held its annual University Day ceremony in Chapel Hill on Oct. 12, 2017. Governor Roy Cooper and UNC Chancellor Carol Folt acknowledged the protesters during their speeches.
Clark Eselgroth dances in an advanced program at the International Ballet Academy in Cary when most others his age are in classrooms. Eselgroth, a sophomore, moved from Asheville to Cary three years ago and was soon confronted with how to balance school with the hours of daily work required to realize his goal of becoming a professional ballet dancer.
Greg and Molly Moore talk about why they moved their son Isaac from the downtown Durham charter school Excelsior Classical Academy to the traditional public Spring Valley Elementary in their neighborhood.
Charter schools are one option in the growing "school choice" movement. Funded by taxpayer money, these schools are growing nationally, though some states have yet to pass related laws. Find out what sets them apart from traditional public and private schools.