School News

Graduation rates rise. Was it COVID?

There may at least be one silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Partially because of a pandemic-forced switch to remote learning and also through concentrated efforts by high school principals and staff, the graduation rate for Black students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools jumped nearly 10 percent during the last school year.

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UNC to Open, Close Early

UNC Chapel Hill will re-open its campus for the fall semester but will start and finish it early “in an effort to stay ahead of that second wave” of the coronavirus, university Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced Thursday.


UNC Ready to Announce Fall Plans

UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz says the university intends to reveal its plans for the fall semester by the end of May.



A Local Swim Meet

SCHOOLS Parent volunteers work as lane timers at the June 27 swim meet between the CHCCR Sharks and the Hollow Rock Pirhanas. Parent volunteer Stacey Lange leads a group of…


At East, Music is Sweet Jam

SCHOOL NEWS Guest Column by Megan Talikoff A lot was going on backstage in the last hour before East Chapel Hill High School’s final A Cappella Jam.  The practice rooms…