April 20, 2024 11:44 am
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Students unite to defend DEI initiatives

Kylie Rice, a student at a Historically Black College in North Carolina, highlighted the significance of DEI in providing opportunities and combating discrimination, especially amidst legislative actions that aim to limit such initiatives in state-funded institutions. Across the nation, over thirty states are confronting legislative proposals that challenge the funding and practices of DEI in public education, with supporters arguing that banning these efforts has severely impacted college programs and student activities.

At UNC-Chapel Hill, interim chancellor selection attracts growing student opposition

At a surprisingly well-attended teach-in organized by students at UNC-Chapel Hill to discuss the controversial appointment of interim chancellor Lee Roberts, the turnout exceeded expectations, signaling a growing interest among students in the politics of their education and the decision-making processes at the university. Amidst concerns over Roberts’ lack of academic administrative experience and his political connections, the event also highlighted efforts by the student group TransparUNCy to foster greater awareness and engagement among the student body regarding the governance of their institution.

NC’s college-bound students face FAFSA delays

Despite the intended simplification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, students and families across North Carolina and beyond are encountering persistent issues, including a significant mishap where a vendor’s error potentially affected the financial need calculations for up to 200,000 applicants. In response, the Department of Education is introducing new resources to aid in correcting these errors, amidst a backdrop of delays and challenges that have left many students uncertain about their college funding prospects.

Familiar Debates Over Funding, Teacher Pay Likely to Dominate Public Education Policy in 2023

The new year in K-12 education is likely to look a lot like the past year with the Leandro school funding lawsuit and a controversial teacher and licensure proposal likely among the key issues North Carolina lawmakers will debate when their 2023 “long session” begins later this month.