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Six ways to support public school teachers in North Carolina

Like you, we’re saddened, frustrated, and outraged that teachers in North Carolina have to work second and third jobs just to make ends meet. What’s worse is that these problems can be easily fixed—at the local level, and at the state level. Here’s our recommendations: State-level: Pay teachers more by raising salaries statewide This year, […]

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It’s horrifying that a fourth grade teacher in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District is working a second shift at Amazon until 3:30 AM

Yesterday, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools sent out a Twitter post to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day. The post said: “Ms. Jeffries’ 4th graders (Seawall) wrote notes of appreciation for folks at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Mebane where Ms. Jeffries is also a full time 5:30 pm – 3:30am /Mon-Fri HR manager (You […]

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To solve our school bus crisis, we need transportation planning, not just higher salaries for bus drivers

Last night, the Board of Education for the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools met to discuss our school bus crisis. While we knew that things were bad, the presentation by Dr. André Stewart helped clarify the trouble we’re in. A few highlights: Since November, there have been 52 school days. On 42 of those days, […]

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How far do Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s teachers travel to get to work? We did the math.

We wanted to better understand the commuting times and distances of the teachers and staff who work in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District, so we requested anonymized data for all employees from the school district. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District is the second largest employer in Orange County, after UNC-Chapel Hill. We received the zip […]