DURHAM – A new $25,000 PNC grant aims to boost K-3 reading performance in Durham through the non-profit John Avery Boys and Girls Club. The funding supports Project Learn, a tutoring and mentoring program. The club can provide services to members for $10 per year. For information, visit the club’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/John-Avery-Boys-and-Girls-Club-Inc/119678264730340.
Charter school job fair this weekend
GREENSBORO – The North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association on Saturday will host a job fair at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro for educators interested in working at one of the 25 new charter schools opening in the state next year. The free event will feature schools from Durham, Chatham, Granville, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph and Mecklenburg counties. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. No registration required, but those planning to attend are asked to send name and county to email@example.com.
Carrboro High event on Haiti rescheduled
CARRBORO – An event focused on Haiti’s struggles in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has been moved to Dec. 10, a week later than originally planned. The global issues discussion will still take place in Carrboro High School’s commons area from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Learning at the local fire department
CARRBORO – Carrboro Elementary School fifth-graders are scheduled to visit the Carrboro Fire Department on Wednesday at 9 a.m. They’ll learn about technology and GIS mapping, as well as the various aspects involved in being a firefighter.
‘Bedford Boys’ author coming to Chapel Hill High
CHAPEL HILL – Alex Kershaw, author of the World War II history book “The Bedford Boys,” visits Chapel Hill High School on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by the school’s Academy of Information Technology.
Kershaw wrote about boys from a small town who fought on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day invasion of June 1944. He will speak to students during the day before a community event and book signing at 7 p.m. in Hanes Auditorium.
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