Education
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Website started for UNCW track, $115K raised so far to save program
Submitted by Chris Brown on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:35pm.

video A website has been started to save the UNCW track program. Even with more than $115,000 already raised on the site, university officials say it will not change the future of the cut program.

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NC school board looks at virtual charter schools
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:48pm.

North Carolina's statewide school board could decide next month whether it's time to launch the state's first online charter schools run by companies and depending heavily on parents or other adults to guide students.

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Teacher of the Week: Carla Simon
Submitted by Randy Aldridge on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:43am.

videoCarla Simon has only lived in the Cape Fear area for nine months, but she has already discovered a classroom of students that inspire her.

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Students react to UNCW athletic cuts
Submitted by Taylor Yakowenko on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:22pm.

videoUNCW has had their fair share of financial troubles in the athletic department. Just last year the swimming and diving program was on the chopping block, and now four track and field teams are going to be cut.

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Name sought for new school in New Hanover County
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:23pm.

videoNew Hanover County Schools is planning to build a new elementary school. Now the district is looking for a name.

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UPDATE: StarNews moves lawsuit against charter school group
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:42pm.

videoThe StarNews says it has not ended its lawsuit against a charter school group that operates four charter schools in the area.

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Teacher of the Week: Deborah Cotton
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:54pm.

video Sometimes we need change in our lives to make ourselves happier. Whether it is something as small as a haircut or something as big as relocating, at times a change of scenery can help us feel complete.

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Pender High gets new healthcare center on campus
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:37pm.

videoA new school health center is open at Pender High School. It's right on the school's campus. Health workers provide everything from check-ups to immunizations.

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NC could encourage history class lessons
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:58pm.

The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles.

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NC could encourage history class lessons
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:58pm.

The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles.

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