Chapel Hill Schools http://wunc.org en Chapel Hill Crossing Guard Marks 15th Year On The Corner http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-crossing-guard-marks-15th-year-corner <p></p><p>Every weekday, Sim Bowden manages the pedestrians at the intersection outside of Estes Hills Elementary in Chapel Hill. He's there for an hour and fifteen minutes each morning and afternoon, shepherding kids and adults safely across the busy street. Watching him is mesmerizing. His hand is usually in the air -- he waves to everyone, cars, trucks, school buses. And everyone seems to know Sim.</p><p>"Hello, cutie," shouts a mom in a silver SUV.</p><p>Today is the last day of school in Chapel Hill, and it also marks the end of Sim's fifteenth year working this corner.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:51:52 +0000 Carol Jackson 37142 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill Crossing Guard Marks 15th Year On The Corner Teachers React To State Of Education http://wunc.org/post/teachers-react-state-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the wake of the most recent General Assembly session, some teachers across the state are expressing concern about policies that affect the classroom, like voucher programs and budgetary restraints.</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC Reporter <a href="http://wunc.org/people/dave-dewitt">Dave Dewitt;</a> <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/">Wilmington Star-News </a>education reporter Pressley Baird; and <a href="http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/">Carolina Public Press</a> reporter Jon Elliston.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:47:03 +0000 Alex Granados 27351 at http://wunc.org Education Roundup http://wunc.org/post/education-roundup <p><span>The Wake County school board has a new chairman and another new student assignment plan; Chapel Hill is embroiled in its own fight over reassignment; and the legislature and the State school board are tussling over virtual charter schools. Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC Education Reporter Dave DeWitt about these and other education topics.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:38:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Frank Stasio 6263 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill Schools May Cut Chinese Program http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-schools-may-cut-chinese-program <p>The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system is considering eliminating one of its most iconic academic programs. A report commissioned by the district recommends eliminating the Chinese dual-language emersion program.<br> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:15:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2909 at http://wunc.org Full Schools May Block Building Permits in Chapel Hill-Carrboro http://wunc.org/post/full-schools-may-block-building-permits-chapel-hill-carrboro <p>The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district has warned county commissioners and mayors that school growth could put building permits on hold.<br><br>&nbsp;A local ordinance in Chapel Hill-Carrboro prevents home builders from receiving permits if schools are overcrowded. Right now schools in the district are at full capacity. When they reach 105 percent, the ordinance takes effect, says Todd LoFrese, an assistant superintendent with the district.<br> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:46:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 8275 at http://wunc.org