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Courts, revenues could alter NC legislature's school agenda

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The public school agenda at the upcoming General Assembly session will almost certainly involve raising minimum salaries for teachers and considering what merit pay should look like in North Carolina. Otherwise, the K-12 education agenda before the Legislature is largely up in the air heading into Wednesday, when lawmakers reconvene for this year's work period. Full story...
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Chancellor: UNCW track discontinuation is final

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video At a UNCW board of trustees meeting, Interim Chancellor William Sederburg announced the discontinuation of the track program at UNCW is final. This announcement comes after meetings and fundraisers with supporters of the track program. Full story...
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UNCW appoints interim provost

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video At the UNCW board of trustees meeting Friday, university leaders announced a new interim provost. Full story...
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CFCC president resigns

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videoWilmington's two top institutes of higher learned are both without full-time leaders. Cape Fear Community College joins UNC Wilmington in looking for a top administrator after CFCC President Ted Spring resigned this afternoon. Full story...
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UNCW board of trustees talk future plans

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videoWith sports programs cut and school leaders heading to other universities, there are a lot of questions about the future of UNCW. Full story...
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2 ex-UNC athletes sue school, NCAA over academic failures

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Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither is doing enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education. Full story...
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Judge probes if NC schools move weakens learning standard

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A top North Carolina school official says a change that describes children as on-track in their learning progress though they still need help is part of setting higher academic expectations. Superior Court Judge Howard Manning Jr. held a hearing Wednesday to look into whether state education officials are obeying their constitutional obligation to give every North Carolina child the opportunity to have a sound, basic education. Full story...
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CFCC reacts to president's free college proposal

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videoLast night President Barack Obama announced his proposal to offer two years of free community college to students who qualify. The proposal is a grant program, and as such students will need to meet a variety of state and institutional requirements. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Jean Hughes

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videoCommanding the attention of a classroom filled with more than 20 five-year-old kids can be nothing short of tricky. It takes patience and an energetic personality to maintain control of the room, but our Teacher of the Week does it with ease, all while making learning contagious. Full story...
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Judge orders NC schools to explain 'academic double-speak'

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The judge overseeing a 20-year-old lawsuit wants to know if North Carolina officials are trying to define their way out of their duty to educate all of the state's children. Full story...
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