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Perdue: MLK wouldn't like voter ID, education cuts

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Gov. Bev Perdue says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be troubled by efforts in North Carolina to require photo identification to vote and by education spending reductions. Full story...
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9 NC charter school bids approved for next step

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Nine proposed charter schools have gotten the approval of a North Carolina state panel reviewing whether they would be ready to operate this fall. Full story...
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UNC leader wants tuition hike less than 10 percent

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University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross is recommending tuition and fee increases of less than 10 percent. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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NC starts, is delayed in Race to Top school reform

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The US Education Department says North Carolina's progress on changing education in line with a $400 million federal grant is slowed by state education officials underestimating the time needed to get going. Full story...
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Automatic teacher dues billl blocked for now

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A judge for now has blocked a new law from taking effect that stops members of North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group from having their dues removed automatically from paychecks. Full story...
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NCAE sues over automatic dues bill

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North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group has sued to block a new law from taking effect that would prevent its members from having their dues removed automatically from their paychecks. Full story...
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New Pender Co. Schools superintendent gets to work

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video When students in Pender County returned from Christmas break last week, their schools had a new leader. Superintendent Terri Cobb says she is excited about her new job and is ready for any challenges she will face. Full story...
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NC lawmakers override another Perdue veto

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The Republican-led Legislature has overridden Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill that eliminates the ability of North Carolina's largest teachers' group to have dues deducted directly from teacher paychecks. Full story...
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