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6/4/2020

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‘George Floyd. We begin this meeting saying his name.’ State Board members discuss systemic racism.

“George Floyd. We begin this meeting saying his name. For anything less further supports the comfortable silence which surrounds and...

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‘Our skin is not a weapon’ – Meet the organizers of Raleigh’s Youth Rally

Between the honks of cars passing by the North Carolina Capitol, a group of black middle and high school students...

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Rural Talk: Shelter during a pandemic and the affordable housing crisis

How many North Carolinian households are considered cost-burdened? According to 2012 data by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies,...

Perspective

Brief | Who isn’t responding to the census in North Carolina?

Every household that doesn’t fill out the census form online, by mail, or by phone — known as “self-response” —...

News

Senate lawmakers advance enrollment growth funding for community colleges

In 2019, community colleges around the state saw their first large-scale growth systemwide after years of declining enrollment. A Senate...

Perspective

Perspective | Hunt Institute webinars explore learning loss, higher education philanthropic priorities, and more

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Hunt Institute is hosting numerous webinars each month to explore different topics across the...

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Where do we go from here?

Hello, all. This is not your usual Awake58, because this is not a “usual” week. We have great content on...

Editor’s Picks

6/3/2020

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Thinking outside the box – and school – for virtual graduation: Edgecombe Early College High

When Matt Bristow-Smith, principal of Edgecombe Early College High School in Tarboro and 2019 North Carolina Principal of the Year,...

Perspective

Perspective | A harmonious partnership between a church and community college

The congregation of Harmony United Methodist Church understood that the rural town of Harmony was hungry. They had several successful...

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Perspective | Rockingham County High senior depicts the effects of COVID-19 through art

I created this piece for an art assessment given to me by my teacher Mrs. Cross. The assignment was to...