Jess Clark is WWNO's Education Desk reporter. Jess comes to the station after two years as Fletcher Fellow for Education Policy Reporting for North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC (Chapel Hill). Her reporting has aired on national programs, including NPR's All Things Considered, Here & Now from WBUR, and NPR's Weekend Edition.
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Jess graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 with a master's in Journalism and Mass Communication.
NOLA Public Schools doesn't actually run any schools. What the district does do is decide each year which schools to grant new charters to and when to take them away.
The use of corporal punishment is on the decline, but at one high school in N.C., the principal paddles his students himself.
Women's marches are being held across the country, including in Raleigh, N.C. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jess Clark of member station WUNC.
In North Carolina and around the country, districts are facing a problem: low teacher pay that means new hires can't afford to live in the community.