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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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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Meet the Candidates for PA's 2021 Board of Directors

Your 2020 PA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the slate of candidates and officers for next year’s board. Current PA members will have the chance to approve this full slate at our December 13 membership meeting. Prior to that meeting, please take the time to read more about each candidate in the following personal statements and bios.

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