Editorials

Editorials

NC schools must do more for bright, low-income students

A N&O/Charlotte Observer series finds that many promising students from low-income families are left out of gifted classes.

Letters to the Editor

May 28 letters: Schools, lawmakers should widen door to gifted programs

Regarding the May 21 news article “Smart, low-income students excluded from gifted classes”: The ‘Counted Out’ series on the difficulties that lower-income children and their families have in accessing higher level or “gifted” classes is important. I’ve long wondered if there is a larger systemic approach to tracking and reporting such data. Clearly, there is much to learn. This is a good beginning to this conversation. I’m looking to hear more from our state leaders on the political (funding) side and the academic (education) side about how North Carolina schools and communities can work to change the status quo.

Editorials

Perfect storm over Trump

Donald Trump’s weaknesses as a president are showing more and more, and his latest encounter with Russian officials and subsequent revealing of classified information to them is diminishing his authority, his credibility and his support from Republicans

Videos

N&O reporter conquers NC Beer Mile

News & Observer reporter Will Doran recently completed the NC Beer Mile hosted by Bond Brothers Beer Company in Cary. A beer mile, for the unitiated, is a race where everyone chugs a beer, runs a quarter-mile lap, then repeats it three more times.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
N&O reporter conquers NC Beer Mile 1:40

N&O reporter conquers NC Beer Mile

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What is a goal to have when you hit 103?

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Property owner opposed to Raleigh greenway location

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Fire ravages North Raleigh complex