Education

Reflecting On The Shooting At New Hanover High School

Two weeks ago, we met up to reflect on the shooting that took place at New Hanover High School on Monday, August 30. We discuss our thoughts on the charges filed against the student involved in the shooting. We also talk about the damage from Hurricane Ida and relate it back to our experiences during…

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North Carolina Must Fund Improvements to Internet Access Before It’s Too Late

North Carolina student Francisco Ibarra speaks out. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many public school children to be exclusively on-line learners, North Carolina is still failing to provide the infrastructure for improved internet service state-wide, preventing some students from getting the education they are owed.  Support the show

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Tips for School During COVID-19

Arabia talks about hurricane season as tropical storms continue to barrel towards the coast. Jonaiyah talks about the latest tracks that slap. Amari and Iryanna give us tips to stay focused in online school. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Amari Poindexter, Iryanna Nixon, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Arabia Earth. Original music by…

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Schools as Hurricane Shelters during Covid-19

Amanda White, high school Chemistry teacher and president of New Hanover Association of Educators, lets us in on educator efforts to ensure a safe start to the school year. She also discusses the worries teachers have with schools being used as shelters from Hurricane Isaias, with sick or symptomatic people not being turned away, when…

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Student Speaks on Reimagining Schools during Remote Learning

“Schools here have a lot of togetherness.” Jaileea Knight is an eighth grader in Tarboro, NC. The small town is home to a large reimagining public schools effort. From her perspective as a student leader, Knight speaks to school redesign momentum during remote learning – tackling interactivity and broadband limitations. Broadcast from the Shoresides studio,…

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