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Education

Proposed federal rule for school bus seat belts, safety

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters is proposing new rules that would allow school districts to use federal highway safety funds to equip school buses with seat belts. Full story...
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Alleged gunman apprehended on school grounds

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videoA student and suspect charged with attempted murder in connection to a Wilmington shooting was apprehended at New Hanover High School after the incident. Full story...
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Wilmington Pride: UNCW

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videoWe continue our Wilmington edition of this week's Cape Fear Pride series with a look at the evolution of UNC-Wilmington. Full story...
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High school senior awarded for athletic, academic achievements

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videoA high school senior in Whiteville is on her way to getting a Heisman trophy. No, she's not a football star. Full story...
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Some colleges temporarily drop application fees

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The cost of going to college gets more expensive every year. So to help make the process a little less painful some colleges across the state are waiving their application fees this week. Full story...
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New Hanover High students learn from veteran

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As Veterans Day approaches, New Hanover High students learned about day to day life in Afghanistan from someone with first-hand experience. Full story...
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High school play aims to end bullying

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A group of Hoggard High School theater students want to make schools safer by putting an end to bullying. Full story...
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Recent lock-down worries high school students

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videoAfter their school was locked-down three times in the past six weeks some New Hanover High School students say they're starting to worry about safety on campus. Full story...
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Some undergrads to benefit from tuition caps at UNC campuses

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Tuition caps taking effect next year will help a lot of undergraduates in the University of North Carolina system. Full story...
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St. Mary's students celebrate All Saints Day

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videoHalloween is over. While it's usually considered a dark and scary holiday it actually precedes a day meant to celebrate those who brought hope and light to the world. Full story...
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State education officials release school report cards

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The state Department of Public Instruction is providing parents with a report card that grades schools and districts across the state. Full story...
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Local fifth-graders build Lego robots

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Did you ever have a teacher that actually made learning fun? That is exactly what some local teachers are trying to do at the Rachel Freeman School of Engineering. Full story...
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New Hanover County high schools to get extra funding

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High schools in New Hanover County will be getting extra funding to better prepare students for graduation. Full story...
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High school football star makes court appearance

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One of the stars of the Hoggard High School football team made an appearance somewhere other than the football field this morning. Full story...
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Proposal would put more law enforcement in schools

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Wilmington Police officers and New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies may join forces to patrol local schools. Full story...
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