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Teacher of the Week: Jean Hughes

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videoCommanding the attention of a classroom filled with more than 20 five-year-old kids can be nothing short of tricky. It takes patience and an energetic personality to maintain control of the room, but our Teacher of the Week does it with ease, all while making learning contagious. Full story...
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Judge orders NC schools to explain 'academic double-speak'

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The judge overseeing a 20-year-old lawsuit wants to know if North Carolina officials are trying to define their way out of their duty to educate all of the state's children. Full story...
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Commissioners approve final $40M in bonds for CFCC

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Cape Fear Community College will get to spend the final $40 million of bond money voters approved several years ago after a long debate by the New Hanover County Commission today. Full story...
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New Hanover, Pender schools want control of calendar returned

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Two local school systems are lobbying state lawmakers to return the control of local school calendars to local boards of education – a movement backed by the N.C. School Boards Association and strongly opposed by the coastal tourism industry, which suffered when school systems began cutting summer short a decade ago. Full story...
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CDS breaks ground for fourth charter school

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video The fourth Charter School by Baker Mitchell's Charter Day School Inc. had its groundbreaking Friday afternoon. Full story...
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UNC system President Tom Ross leaving next year

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video University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross will leave the school next year, the university's board of governors said Friday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Duke announces change to Muslim call-to-prayer

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Duke University has reconsidered a previously announced plan to present a traditional Muslim call-to-prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, campus officials said Thursday. Full story...
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NC public universities eye tuition hikes after 1-year hiatus

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North Carolina's public universities want to raise tuition and fees by an average of 4 percent next year and 3.5 percent the following year for undergraduate state residents. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Wilmington, we have liftoff!

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videoA CFCC Student is one of 40 chosen to take part in a nationwide program with NASA. He's our Extraordinary Person of the Week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Charter school founder speaks about schools, lawsuit

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videoThe president of Roger Bacon Academy speaks out about the charter school system. Full story...
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