As North Carolina's traditional textile and furniture industries continue to decline, it falls to schools to prepare students for an economic landscape that their parents would not recognize. Many of the fastest growing occupations require some education or training beyond high school. Alison Jones reports for our series \”North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.\”
There has been a dramatic change in education and it\’s all about numbers. State and Federal laws now require schools to measure just about everything that can be measured about the performance of their students. The source of all these numbers is testing, and whether you think testing is good or bad, there\’s no doubt it\’s having a huge impact. Emily Hanford reports from Western Guilford High School for our series \”North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.\”
Religious leaders, advocates against sexual assault, professors and the media will gather in Durham today to address issues raised by the Duke Lacrosse case. The gathering is called “The Durham Conference on the Moral Challenges of our Culture.” Many in the community say the alleged rape of a black woman by white members of the Duke Lacrosse team has exposed underlying tensions of race and class in Durham. Leoneda Inge reports:
Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission certified the safe operation of Progress Energy\’s Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant at a public meeting last night in Apex. Lorne Matalon reports some Triangle residents who attended the meeting are less than convinced.
Not so long ago, a ball game at Western Guilford High School was the only place to be on a Friday night. Western was the heart of a tight-knit community that turned out in force for school sports. Dramatic growth in this part of Greensboro has transformed the school, and the community. But the athletic field is still a place where close ties can be made. Alison Jones reports for our series \”North Carolina Voices: Studying High School.\”