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Bladen County Schools

Area schools struggle to meet higher AYP standards

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videoThe grades are in for area schools, and many did not pass with flying colors. Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, scores show that school districts have their work cut out for them if they want to meet federal standards. Full story...
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Bladen Co. school board members reportedly overspend on California trip

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video Two Bladen County School Board members reportedly over-spent more than $1,000 of tax payers' money during an out of state conference. In April, the two board members attended a national school board conference in California. According to spending records from the trip, the two spent much more than they were supposed to. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Grandmother says her grandson is the vicitim of racism

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video Beverly Graham says her grandson Traquan is being targeted at the Clarkton School of Discovery in Bladen County not because of the quality of his actions, but rather the color of his skin. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: After one year on job West Bladen principal making impact

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videoIt was a year ago that West Bladen High School made headlines for several incidents on campus. But a new school year and a new principal have put the school in a whole new light. Full story...
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Bladen County schools closed Monday

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As the county continues to clean up from Saturday's severe storms and tornadoes that killed three people, Bladen County schools will be closed Monday. Full story...
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New law to help improve child nutrition

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre and USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon came to Bladen County to celebrate National Nutrition Month. During their visit to Elizabeth Primary School, McIntyre and Concannon spoke to students and faculty about the importance of nutrition in public schools. Full story...
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SBI asked to check allegations against former Bladen superintendent

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Today District Attorney Jon David said he and Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston have asked the SBI to look into accusations by a citizens group at last night's school board meeting. Full story...
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Six-year-old left on bus for hours in cold

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video When you send your child off to school on the bus, you expect them to wind up in class. But last week a child in Bladen County spent much of a cold school day on the bus. Full story...
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Bladen County Schools announce makeup day Saturday

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After the recent closures caused by winter conditions, the Bladen County School System has announced a makeup school day will be held this Saturday, January 15th for all county students and staff. It will be a half day with students being released from classes at 12:30 p.m. Buses will run their regular routes. Full story...
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New Superintendent named in Bladen County

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Roland T. McKoy, III has been appointed the Interim Superintendent and Donald Kelly has been appointed the Interim Assistant Superintendent pending final board approval. Full story...
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Killingsworth retires from Bladen County school system

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video What was supposed to be an ordinary Bladen County monthly Board of Education meeting quickly took an extraordinary turn. Superintendent Greg Killingsworth unexpectedly announced his retirement from Bladen County schools Monday night. Full story...
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Bladen County schools superintendent quits

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The Bladen County school district needs a new leader. At last night's school board meeting, superintendent Greg Killingsworth told the board he wanted to retire effective at 10:15 last night. Full story...
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Boy blindsided by car while trying to get on school bus

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A Bladen County boy was thrown 60 feet away from his bus stop Friday morning. It happened while he was trying to cross the road to board the school bus. N.C. Highway Patrol responded to the accident and one of the troopers said Jaylin Peterson is lucky to be alive. Full story...
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Schools release AYP results

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It's report card time for the public school systems in North Carolina. The state Department of Public Instruction released the preliminary results for Adequate Yearly Progress today for the 2009-2010 school year. Full story...
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