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Brunswick Co. School Board mulls community advisory committee

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videoMonths of controversy over "The Color Purple" prompted the Brunswick County Board of Education to take a look at changing some policies. Today the board decided not to amend two policies dealing with course material for now Full story...
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Gov. McCrory talks about year ahead

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants his second year in office to focus on improving North Carolina's economic climate, supporting public school teachers and making state government more efficient. Full story...
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Children's Museum will award Gov. Hunt 'Great Friend to Kids Award'

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The Third annual Great Friend to Kids Awards to benefit The Children’s Museum of Wilmington will be held Wednesday, March 5, at noon at Union Station at Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington. The leading award for the event will be received in person by Jim Hunt, former governor of North Carolina. Full story...
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Forest Hills accepting application for kindergarten Mandarin Chinese immersion

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Some New Hanover County kindergarteners may soon learn Mandarin Chinese. Forest Hills Global Elementary School looks to add the option for 20 students next school year. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Schools begin new Mandarin Chinese program for kindergarteners

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Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, Forest Hills is looking to offer a Mandarin Chinese Immersion program. And in order for the Mandarin class to take place, they need to have at least 20 kindergarten students enrolled. Full story...
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NC endowment gives $10M to improve college access

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A North Carolina endowment is giving $10 million to improve access to higher education for low-income students in rural North Carolina high schools. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Lisa Gattuso

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videoElectives are often among the first budgets to get cut at schools, but some would argue they are some of the most important classes. That's why tonight's Teacher of the Week is getting more than just a big check from us. See who else steps up to honor her. Full story...
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NC budget director cites teacher pay in planning

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videoThe administration of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is forming a budget proposal for the next fiscal year that could boost the salaries of teachers and state employees. Full story...
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South Brunswick HS student in custody after allegedly making threat of mass violence at school

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video A high school student is in custody after allegedly making threats about an act of mass violence at a Brunswick County School. Court documents show Tevin Devon Lee, 18, is charged with one count of false report of mass violence on educational property. Full story...
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UNC seeking no tuition increase, higher fees

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videoNorth Carolina's public university system is writing a budget for next year that includes no tuition increases for undergraduates who live in the state and raises fees by an average less than any time in the past five years. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: Forecasted cold weather means more school delays

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Several area school districts started the day late yesterday due to extreme cold. There are more delays scheduled for today. Full story...
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EDITORIAL: Savvy companies can use NC charter school laws to pocket millions

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Brunswick County Public Schools' Jessica Swencki published an editorial in this morning’s Raleigh’s News & Observer in which she explains what’s really driving a large and growing segment of the charter school movement: private, for-profit companies out to milk the public coffers. Full story...
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After initial confusion Brunswick Co. School Board votes to keep 'The Color Purple'

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videoA Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will stay in Brunswick County Schools despite a county commissioner's objections. After months of debate about the educational value of "The Color Purple," the school board today turned the page on the controversy, but not before their own bit of drama. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: A look back at 2013

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videoThanks to your nominations, we've recognized 16 teachers so far for the 2013-2014 school year. Full story...
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Children's Museum gets party started early with New Year's Noon

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videoThe Children's Museum of Wilmington made sure kids do not have to worry about missing the New Year's fun because of a bedtime. Even though 2014 is just hours away, some children rang in the New Year a little early. Full story...
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