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State Board of Ed delays Douglass Academy decision

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videoDouglass Academy does not have enough students according to state law, but that is not stopping them from teaching, at least for now. Today the NC Board of Eeducation met in Pembroke to discuss the next steps for the charter school. Full story...
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StarNews Editorial: Charter schools need to tell taxpayers what they're getting for their money

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State officials are interpreting the laws that created independent charter schools to exempt them from the same level of financial scrutiny as the traditional public schools – even though millions of taxpayer dollars are siphoned from the public schools to charter schools annually. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 Investigation: Charter school owner under federal investigation

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video Baker Mitchell, the founder of Roger Bacon Academy in Leland, is facing some challenges. He is under federal investigation. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: David Johnson

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videoA former middle school student wanted to recognize his old science teacher, so he nominated him as Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: Documents show founder of Roger Bacon Academy making millions

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A records request uncovers that Baker Mitchell, founder of Roger Bacon Academy (RBA) in Leland, is making millions of dollars running local charter schools. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Shake-up at Roger Bacon Academy

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According to multiple sources, Mark Cramer, headmaster and CEO of the Roger Bacon Academy was recently terminated. We called the academy twice to ask if they could confirm his departure and to talk with founder Baker Mitchell. Office Manager Jill Applewhite hung up on us twice. Full story...
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Children discuss school safety

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video Brunswick County students tell GMC anchor Ashley Jacobs they feel safe at school, even after hearing horrific details of the Sandy Hook tragedy and the kidnapping of 5-year-old Ethan in Alabama. Full story...
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Cheerleader faces paralysis, tumbles to another national championship

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video She’s a tiny athlete with one heck of a talent. Taylor Reece, 11, has been jumping, flipping and spinning since the tender age of five. By age 10, she was even a national champion. But her high-flying success came to a screeching halt last May. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Kristi Bolen

WWAY and our sponsors are teaming up to recognize outstanding teachers in the Cape Fear. Every Tuesday, we head out to the winners school to recognize them and present them with a check for three hundred dollars. We went out to Roger Bacon Academy to present this weeks award.

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Roger Bacon archery team aims for world title

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Some young archers from our area are shooting for a world championship. Over the weekend, the archery team at Roger Bacon Academy earned a spot in the National Archery in Schools Program world tournament this fall in Orlando. Full story...
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Roger Bacon archery team shoots for nationals

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Some youngsters were trying to get on target this morning in Wilmington. Full story...
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