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Durham County has experienced a higher turnover rate for teachers than the state over the last 5 years. 19.2 percent of teachers left after the 2015-16 school year versus 14.2 percent of teachers across the state. This turnover rate is the tenth-highest in the state and higher than Durham’s surrounding school districts and counties. While half of teachers leaving the county leave teaching altogether, half are leaving for other reasons. It is argued that one of the biggest reasons is teacher pay. Durham offers lower supplements than its neighbors which may be a significant contributor to this trend.
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27246
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In the continuing battle to get more funding for schools, Durham Public Schools is facing harsh criticism from residents. While achievement and graduation rates are rising, residents say the school system should focus its bond revenue on student needs not buildings.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 32, August 2016, p7, il Periodical Website
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Gangs have long fought each other, but recently, gangs have been calling a truce in light of the police shootings of African Americans. In Raleigh, members of the Bloods and Crips called a truce and were seen marching together after a meeting in Quarry State Park.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 33, August 2016, p8, por Periodical Website
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The Umstead 100, Raleigh's very own ultramarathon held in April, is a 12.5-mile loop around Umstead State Park that participants repeat eight times. The terrain varies from gravel and dirt paths to a little bit of pavement along hills and trails. It's a race often undertaken by runners making the leap from fifty to one hundred miles, and that leap takes preparation, or at least a different mind-set.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 34, August 2016, p11, por Periodical Website
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Downtown Durham’s new parking plan is to roll out new meters along with a rate increase for all paid parking. The city says its primary goal is not to raise money but to alleviate a parking crunch downtown. By installing metered parking, the city hopes to create more turnover, thus allowing visitors easier access.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 34, August 2016, p8, il Periodical Website
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Durham public schools are making small improvements in student proficiency, but when compared to its neighboring counties, Durham is identified as low performing. This designation gives the school district a negative connotation, and says nothing about the actual teaching and learning that is occurring. The district will implement a new improvement-monitoring plan to continue closing the achievement gap.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 36, Sept 2016, p10, il Periodical Website
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Nineteen-year-old Wildin Acosta is back in Durham after being detained for six months by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Acosta fled Honduras to escape violence, but after missing an immigration court hearing in the U.S., he was sentenced to be deported. The Board of Immigration Appeals reconsidered his case and released him.
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House Bill 2, the controversial anti-LGBTQ law, has cost North Carolina millions of dollars. Corporations and event organizers have decided to pull out of the state in protest, culminating in announcements last week that the NCAA and the ACC were moving their championship games out of North Carolina.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 38, Sept 2016, p10, il Periodical Website
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Four North Carolina candidates in the 2016 election are profiled, discussing their perspectives of various issues. The candidates are Republican T. Greg Doucette, Durham activist Lamont Lily, Thomas Mills, and Gary Johnson. Although it is unlikely that they will win, each candidate has a critical message.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 42, Nov 2016, p10-21, il, por Periodical Website
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