Durham's New, Historic County Commission

PA members --

Join us in congratulating each Durham county commissioner sworn in on Monday: Commissioner Nida Allam, Commissioner Nimasheena Burns, Commissioner Heidi Carter, Chair Brenda Howerton, and Vice Chair Wendy Jacobs. This board is historic, being comprised of all women, with the first Muslim woman elected to public office in North Carolina. There is an opportunity for this board to bring historic change to Durham over the next four years.

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Agenda and Materials for December 13, 2020 Membership Meeting

Though we can't gather in person for our usual end-of-year holiday party and membership meeting, PA members are still coming together virtually on Sunday, December 13, 2020, to look back at our work over this past year, look forward to what's ahead in 2021, and vote on several important organizational matters.

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DPS Considers "Plan B" for School Re-Entry; Education Action Team Responds

This morning, the People's Alliance Education Action Team submitted the following statement to the Durham Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education regarding the district's "Plan B" proposal for school re-entry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dear Durham Public Schools Board of Education, 

Thank you for putting together a Plan B proposal for DPS Students. In September, the People’s Alliance Education Action Team issued guiding principles for a safe, sound re-entry, viewable here. Many of these guiding principles are present and highly visible in this Plan B proposal, for which we applaud the district! However, our team feels that the reopening plan in its current form does not adequately meet the following specific guidelines: 

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