Research at N.C. State University shows that prospective teachers were worse at recognizing emotions on black faces than on white faces. The undergraduates also mislabeled more black faces as ‘angry’ and thought misbehaving black boys showed more hostility than misbehaving white boys.
Enrollment has dropped three years in a row in North Carolina’s traditional public schools, even as it’s increased in charter schools, private schools and homeschools. Changes in state policy have expanded school choice options for families.
A 52-year-old Mecklenburg County Jail inmate died Thursday after jumping from a second floor housing pod in the jail, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s officials said. It is the jail’s fourth inmate death in 2018.
An NCSU database lists 607 poisonous native and invasive plants in North Carolina. Here are some of the most dangerous and common outdoor plants on that list for humans and animals, including mushrooms, hemlock, oleander, poison oak and poison ivy.
High school students around the country are asking the College Board to rescore the SAT exam given in June because scores came in lower than expected. The test was easier than prior versions so a harsher curve was used to grade them.
A fixed-wing single-engine Cessna plane landed on Parkton Road in east Charlotte, near Mint Hill, after missing a runway at Wilgrove Airport, according to Charlotte officials and the flight-tracking site FlightAware. No one was hurt.
A 6-year-old girl shot in the leg while playing outside a home on Sunstone Drive is the fourth Charlotte child injured by gunfire in the past eight months. She is expected to recover, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
A suspected robber was shot by police in Salisbury, North Carolina after he allegedly took the staff of a Harris Teeter hostage late Thursday. He is in critical condition in a hospital. No one else was hurt.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Clayton Wilcox built teacher goodwill in his first year by supporting their push for better working conditions and pay. He’s likely to test that loyalty in the coming year.