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Lawyer hired in UNC athletics probe gives briefing

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A former federal prosecutor hired to investigate academic irregularities involving athletes at North Carolina says he will follow the evidence wherever it leads. Full story...
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Roger Bacon Academy/Charter Day School releases staff salaries, still breaking law withholding administrator info

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videoThe company behind several area charter schools has finally released information about staff salaries requested by several media outlets including WWAY, but still has not released information about administrator pay. Full story...
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Camp MedStart gives head start on health jobs

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videoMost high school students check out for the summer and don't think about school until August, but for a selective few, summer is time to plan for the future. Camp MedStart gives students exposure to lectures and hands-on activities from a variety of health careers. Full story...
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Students Skype with aquanauts

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Fifth grade students at Eaton Elementary School joined marine explorers Thursday morning for an underwater mission. Well, sort of. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The 2nd Grade Sidekick

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is someone I call the '2nd Grade Sidekick'. Myra Hand chooses to help her close friend inside the classroom instead of sitting at home. Full story...
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State agency orders release of charter school company salaries

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The state Office of Charter Schools is asking The Roger Bacon Academy to release employee salaries by June 27 in response to a complaint filed with the office earlier this month. The request comes a week after the education management company, which has three charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, released some employee counts and salary costs, but not individual breakdowns. Full story...
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Student political, religious groups aided in NC bill

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Political and religious groups on North Carolina's public higher education campuses would be in charge of their internal affairs in legislation making its way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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NC college students lobby for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

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Some college students participated in a mock graduation at the General Assembly, asking North Carolina lawmakers to extend in-state tuition rates to students who are not in the country legally. Full story...
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Most new NC charter schools not ready to open

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Most of the new charter schools approved in North Carolina are not ready to open. The Charlotte Observer reported that 19 of the 25 charter schools approved for opening this year still have to show state officials that they have enough students, classrooms and plans in place to open in August. Full story...
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West Brunswick principal rescinds resignation

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videoBrock Ahrens will remain principal at West Brunswick High School after announcing a change of heart during this morning's graduation ceremony. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Kids all smiles at 'Learn More than the Year Before' event

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videoIt was the last day of school in New Hanover County, and kids are ready to get out of the classroom and into summer vacation. But one Wilmington man is making sure they don't forget everything they've learned when they head home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: West Brunswick High School principal quits over students' graduation eligibility

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videoWest Brunswick High School's principal has resigned in an apparent dispute with school district leaders over the eligibility of students to participate in the school's graduation ceremony tomorrow. Full story...
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Senate committee ok's NC charter school changes

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Charter schools in North Carolina may soon be subject to the state's open records and meetings law. A Senate education committee approved new changes to charter schools Wednesday that would make school and employee personnel records subject to public records law like employees of traditional public schools. Full story...
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Judge rules UNCW must pay professor $700,000 for legal fees

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videoThe University of North Carolina Wilmington has to pay more than $700,000 in legal fees in a civil suit involving one of its own professors, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board flip-flops back to staggered schedule

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videoIt's back to the staggered schedule for Brunswick County students. Less than a month after voting to return to a traditional schedule, school board members changed their minds once again today. Full story...
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