Ferrel Guillory is the Director of the Program in Public Life and Professor of the Practice at the UNC School of Media and Journalism, and the Vice Chairman of EducationNC.

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The Durham County Board of Education set an example last week when it approved a $100,000 appropriation as its share...

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Political vortex: Tensions between education and communities

A while back, during a parents’ night at Enloe High School in Wake County, I listened with admiration as a...

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