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As White Students Leave Traditional Public Schools in Orange County, Minorities Are Paying for Charter Schools That Don’t Serve Them

As White Students Leave Traditional Public Schools in Orange County, Minorities Are Paying for Charter Schools That Don’t Serve Them

The two charters in northern Orange County are about 90 percent white

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Six Months After Becoming Durham’s Mayor, Steve Schewel Has a Lot to Say

News Feature In a Q-and-A, Schewel talks gentrification, policing, ICE, the General Assembly, being covered by the newspaper he founded, trying to cultivate the most progressive city in the South, and more

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Throughout North Carolina, Charter Schools Are Creating Racial Imbalances and Disrupting Public Education. One Durham Charter Wants to Be Part of the Solution.

North Carolina Central Park School for Children was one of just three charters in the state to close so teachers could protest on May 16.

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N.C. Teachers Are Mad as Hell and They’re Not Going to Take This Anymore

North Carolina Tired of being disrespected, overworked, and underpaid, thousands of educators amassed in Raleigh this week

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We Asked These Triangle Teachers Why They’re Protesting. Their Answers May Surprise You.

News Feature They work second jobs. They buy their kids’ school supplies. They’re losing support staff. They don’t have enough pencils.

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For the Second Straight Year, Southerners on New Ground Marked Mother’s Day by Bailing Black Women Out of the Durham Jail

Durham County The Black Mama’s Bailout is part of a larger campaign to end cash bail in the South

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Now That the Dust Has Settled, Here’s What to Make of Last Week’s Surprising Wake County Commissioner Primaries

Wake County The Board of Commissioners will have two new members, one of whom almost nobody saw coming

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A State Law Orders Insurers to Cover Therapies for Children With Autism, But Many Families Are Still Going Without

News Feature The mandate only applies to 10–15 percent of plans in North Carolina

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A Nonprofit Is Helping Three-Dozen Mothers Behind Bars in Raleigh Connect With Their Kids

North Carolina MATCH affords women with at least a seven-year sentence extended visits with their children

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Lawsuit: The Montessori School of Raleigh Turned a Blind Eye to a Teacher’s Sexual Abuse of His Students

Wake County Twice, the school warned Nicholas Smith to stay out of his female students’ hotel rooms. He stayed in the classroom until his arrest for statutory rape anyway.

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The Wake County Manager’s Budget Will Contain $30 Million in New Funds for Schools—and $15 Million More for Affordable Housing

Wake County Wake’s housing has an imbalance of supply and demand, and prices are shooting up

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The Feds Want Her Gone By Next Week. Rosa del Carmen Ortez-Cruz Says That’s a Death Sentence.

Orange County The Honduran immigrant is taking shelter from ICE in a Chapel Hill church

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Will a Raleigh Jury’s $50 Million Verdict Against Murphy-Brown LLC Force Big Pork to Clean Up Its Act?

North Carolina Thanks to a North Carolina law designed to protect big corporations, maybe not

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Orange County’s Emergency Communications System Is Outdated, But Fixing It Will Cost a Ton of Money

Orange County The county sheriff says the system could put emergency personnel in danger

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Seven Hundred People Return to Durham From Prison Each Year. A Homecoming Celebration Aims to Welcome Them With Open Arms.

Durham County An event last week marked the first such public event for returning residents.

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Old West Durham Residents Are Battling Over the Soul of Their Neighborhood

Durham County On Tuesday, the city council will vote on an initiative that will mandate smaller houses and a tree in every backyard in the neighborhood.

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An Exit Interview with Shana Overdorf, a Champion for Raleigh’s Disadvantaged

Wake County After four years, Overdorf said goodbye to the Raleigh-Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness last week

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It's okay. It's not my fault.

I went to Durham Public Schools. …

by Terry Mancour on Throughout North Carolina, Charter Schools Are Creating Racial Imbalances and Disrupting Public Education. One Durham Charter Wants to Be Part of the Solution. (North Carolina)

Terry,

equity
noun
1.the quality of being fair and impartial.

Research has shown unequivocally that emotions degrade critical …

by where's the beef? on Throughout North Carolina, Charter Schools Are Creating Racial Imbalances and Disrupting Public Education. One Durham Charter Wants to Be Part of the Solution. (North Carolina)

At the risk of devolving the conversation, the point you are making rests on conceding that "equity" is a) reasonably …

by Terry Mancour on Throughout North Carolina, Charter Schools Are Creating Racial Imbalances and Disrupting Public Education. One Durham Charter Wants to Be Part of the Solution. (North Carolina)

@Sam M-B, Brian Howe was a freelancer until January 2014.

by Susan Harper, INDY Publisher on Six Months After Becoming Durham’s Mayor, Steve Schewel Has a Lot to Say (News Feature)

In North Carolina charter schools are held to a different standard than public schools. This is not necessarily a bad …

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It's okay. It's not my fault.

I went to Durham Public Schools. …

by Terry Mancour on Throughout North Carolina, Charter Schools Are Creating Racial Imbalances and Disrupting Public Education. One Durham Charter Wants to Be Part of the Solution. (North Carolina)

Terry,

equity
noun
1.the quality of being fair and impartial.

Research has shown unequivocally that emotions degrade critical …

by where's the beef? on Throughout North Carolina, Charter Schools Are Creating Racial Imbalances and Disrupting Public Education. One Durham Charter Wants to Be Part of the Solution. (North Carolina)

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