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Schools respond to new state grades

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video The majority of North Carolina schools received a "C" average grade, in school performance grades released Thursday. In the Cape Fear region, we also saw a lot of "C" and "D" grades, but school leaders urge parents to not jump to conclusions about this new grading system. Full story...
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State renews CDS charter 10 years

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Leland's Charter Day School will keep running for at least 10 more years after the State Board of Education today unanimously approved renewing the school's charter. Full story...
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NC schools assigned A through F grades on student results

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About one out of 20 North Carolina public schools are getting an "A" while about 6 percent brought home an "F" on new statewide school report cards. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: David Beebe

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videoOur Teacher of the Week served our country as a marine, and now he serves the community as a seventh grade teacher. Growing up David Beebe said he struggled with a learning disability. Full story...
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NC school board approves online charter schools experiment

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North Carolina's statewide school board is approving the first online schools run by for-profit companies and with the flexibility that goes with being charter schools. Full story...
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Surveys highlight School Board issues in Superintendent search

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videoBrunswick County School Board members are reacting to recent surveys submitted for the Superintendent search. Full story...
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Early-session spending bill approved by NC Senate

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The state Senate supports making spending changes to help a panel reviewing public school academic standards do its work and so a rule-making body can defend itself in a lawsuit against the State Board of Education. The chamber voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that locates $275,000 to operate the committee recommending changes by the end of the year to Common Core. The vote was 38-11. Full story...
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Pack-a-thon to feed thousands

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videoToday high school students at Wilmington Christian Academy took some time out of class to pack up meals for people in need around the world. Full story...
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NC school board sets conditions for online charter schools

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The state school board is nearing approval of North Carolina's first online schools run by companies that lean heavily on parents to guide students sitting at home. Full story...
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CFCC interim president officially appointed

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videoCape Fear Community College officially has an interim president. The board of trustees appointed Dr. Amanda Lee to the position Thursday night. The vote came exactly a week after Ted Spring surprised everyone by resigning at a board of trustees meeting. There's been no word on why spring resigned, and no one from the board really wanted to talk about what's next. Full story...
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