Children

Hidden Voices exposes the school-to-prison pipeline

Hidden Voices exposes the school-to-prison pipeline

  Hidden Voices took a stand against children headed for prison instead of college. On Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 at the ArtsCenter, Hidden Voices, a nonprofit group founded at the ArtsCenter in 2003, shed light on the “school-to-prison pipeline” – the issue of children moving from the education system into prisons. Staged as a live radio broadcast,… Read more →

CHCCS Board of Education considers teleconferencing for world language courses

CHCCS Board of Education considers teleconferencing for world language courses

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district is considering teleconferencing to bolster middle and high school world language courses that suffer from low enrollment. Elaine Watson-Grant, the Dual and World Language Coordinator for CHCCS, presented a recommendation for teaching world language courses affected by low enrollment at the Sept. 5 Board of Education meeting.   She and the Instructional Services Division, in… Read more →

Area kids impress at Carrboro's vocal showcase

Area kids impress at Carrboro’s vocal showcase

Nearly a dozen aspiring young performers gathered up their courage to sing in the 2nd annual Rising Stars Vocal Showcase at the Carrboro Century Center on Saturday, March 23. The event was organized by the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department and featured young area performers in three categories: solo performances by 10 to 13-year-olds; solo performances by 14 to 18-year… Read more →

17th annual Carrboro Day celebration set for May 6

17th annual Carrboro Day celebration set for May 6

By Maggie Cagney Carrboro Commons Staff Writer On Dec. 6, 1994, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen adopted a town philosophy that still rings true today: “As Carrboro grows in population and its boundaries expand, its citizens need opportunities to enlarge their circle of acquaintances, as well as to feel part of the entire community.” And for that, there is Carrboro… Read more →

Maple View products back to Weaver Street

Maple View products back to Weaver Street

By Melissa Abbey Carrboro Commons Staff Writer   Steven Allred and Marie McCravey come to Carrboro every couple of months to do some shopping. They poke around the downtown shops, stock up on local produce and always — always — get Maple View ice cream. Lucky for the Burlington couple, FRESH.taste, the new ice cream and frozen yogurt shop located… Read more →

Teachers take to the track

Teachers take to the track

By Lucie Shelly Carrboro Commons Staff Writer During the next five weeks, the teachers of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro public schools aren’t just running the coordination of the classroom — they’re running the track for their students and for themselves. The first annual 5K for Education, which will take place in Carrboro on April 28, was previously an addition… Read more →