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The injunction that halted the voucher program has been overturned by the NC Supreme Court. Now, the General Assembly is moving to add $8 to $10 million to the voucher program. The vouchers provide opportunities for low-income students to attend private or religious schools of their choice. Groups opposing using public funds for private education will appeal, but it is likely to be upheld as constitutional.
The formation of the Gay-Straight Alliance at A.L. Stanbuck Middle School is the first of its kind in a middle school in Orange County. The club was initially prevented from forming by the principal, but two years after first trying, the club is now active. Several students describe the discrimination they face, their struggle to form the club, and how the club has helped the LGBTQ community of students.
Los Jets is a documentary television series airing on NUVOtv about Jordan Mathews High School’s soccer team. The series follows Paul Cuadros, a UNC professor of journalism and the team’s coach, the players, and the Latino community in Siler City, NC. Billed as an “underdog story,” the series chronicles the teams rise to state champion and its struggles along the way.