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Bylines: The Daily Dispatch, Indy Week, News of Orange County, Mebane Enterprise, Forty Eighty-Five Magazine, The Appalachian Voice, The Watauga Democrat, The Appalachian.

 

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Education

Ongoing coverage of Orange County Schools in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Starting in February 2017, I have reported on monthly Board of Education meetings with over a year of protests from community members, students, and parents to ban the Confederate flag in the school dress code policy. Ultimately, it was banned in August 2017. In January, I covered the enacted Equity Policy and how it would be enforced. In April, I reported on an investigation that upheld a parent’s claims of racial intimidation.

April 10, 2019: Krystal Little Says Her Child’s School Discriminated Against Her. An OCS Investigation Agreed.

Jan. 30, 2019: Orange County Schools acknowledges “persistent racial intolerance,” adopts new equity policy

Aug. 29, 2017: Back to School: dress code enforcement as Confederate flag was banned from campus

Aug. 14, 2017: OCSB explicitly bans Confederate flag in student dress code policy

May 9, 2017: A Conversation with Orange County School Board Chair Dr. Stephen Halkiotis

March 2, 2017: Board will not ban Confederate flag, will form equity committee

Feb. 21, 2017: Parents, advocates voice concerns over Confederate flag in schools