Education

NC needs 5,000 more teachers; vacancies up almost 60%

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s public school systems saw a 58.4% increase in vacant teaching positions this fall, according to a new state report. Vacancies topped 5,000 teachers, comprising more than 5% of all teachers. The report partly illustrates the challenges school leaders and teachers have voiced about fully staffing their schools — and adequately educating students with employees stretched thin.…
black-history

Leaving Racism and Confederate History Behind

New Charlotte street names honor African American history. By Anders J. Hare A blanketing of social and political unrest happened in 2020, as Americans reckoned with how to move forward following the murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the killing of Breonna Taylor.…
Education

Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

By Eltra Butler Strategic Partnerships Manager Western Governors University The pandemic has caused a shift in all areas of business, and the field of education is no exception. Many colleges and universities had to shift their methods of instruction delivery due to the pandemic, and many of these changes have become permanent.…
Education

Johnson C. Smith University
Gets New Cycling Program

The first women’s cycling programs at a historically Black college, Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), and at tribal colleges and universities will launch with funding from a three-year grant from Cannondale, EF Pro Cycling, and USA Cycling (USAC). Two tribal schools, the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Navajo Technical University in Crown Point, New Mexico, are the other grant recipients.…
community

Book Review – Books By and About Black Women Leaders

By Angela Haigler

“Black Roses: Odes Celebrating Powerful Black Women”by Harold Green III, Illustrated by Melissa Koby Black women are making history every day. Harold Green, III believes the time for celebrating them is now. Green gained fame by writing love letters in verse for the visionary women who are making a difference in this age.…
Education

LEARN ABOUT ONE OF THE OLDEST CULTURAL TRADITIONS IN CHARLOTTE

Free museum admission, guided tours of Catawba pottery exhibit and a special live-streamed event with the Catawba Nation  CHARLOTTE, N.C., Mar. 8, 2022 – Take a guided exhibit tour with The Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, March 26, and learn about one of the oldest cultural traditions in the Carolinas, Catawba pottery. …
Education

Dr. Patricia Bath

First Black Woman to Be Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame By Sonja Whitemon Some people seem to have been born to be exceptional— their footsteps ordered from birth. Dr. Patricia Bath was among those seemingly destined for greatness.…