Author Archives: Claire Revere
The Highly Treated Wastewater pilot program, run through the North Carolina Collaboratory with assistance from the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) provides funding to five local governments in the state to replace and repair their wastewater treatment plants: Hot Springs, Lansing, Booneville, Maysville, and Ansonville.
A few years ago, Nabarun Dasgupta went to a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site and left with an aha moment that’s now helping prevent overdoses in North Carolina. The senior scientist at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center looked at the plastic test kit — vial and swab included inside — and thought, “We should be able to do the same thing with street drugs.”
Between February and April 2020, employment dropped 12%, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. But by November 2022, the state had 218,000 more jobs than it did pre-pandemic. As the economy’s wheels keep turning, businesses are struggling to find enough employees to meet their labor demands.
Anna Egalite, Associate Professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, wants to know how families choose between public and private schools. To do so, she studies the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which helps students from low-income families attend private school.