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Teacher of the Week: Jenny Walters

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videoAll signs point to Codington Elementary...and they're aiming at Jenny Walters. She is WWAY's Teacher of the Week because she's taking "hands on" learning to a whole new level. Full story...
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UNC chancellor sued for academic probe information

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A Raleigh newspaper is suing the chancellor at the University of North Carolina for information about athletic and academic standards. Full story...
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Early Childhood NC website up and running

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North Carolina has a website to help new parents learn what assistance the government can provide to help children grow up healthy and prepared for school. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: The professor who makes the young old

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video Have you ever been searching for someone but only have a picture of them that's 20 years old? His facial recognition software could help. Or maybe you just want a hands free flying camera? He's got software for that, too. Full story...
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Records show specifics on NHCS Outside Work Experience pay

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video We're learning more about a process intended to help school districts recruit workers. New Hanover County Schools adopted its Outside Work Experience plan back in 2006. Now we know how many people it has impacted. Full story...
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New summer program designed to curb violence

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videoThe Wilmington Chamber of Commerce joined forces with Wilmington Chamber Foundation to announce a new program designed to keep kids off the streets during summer months. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Chief Frost

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videoRetired Naval Chief Thomas Frost is a man with a strong military background. But if you think he’s all work and no play…well, you’re wrong. We get him to crack a smile during the Teacher of the Week presentation. Full story...
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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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