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Teacher of the Week: Sarah Pearce

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videoSarah Pearce has an artist's heart and an educator's mind and she puts both to use at Coddington Elementary School as an English Language Arts Teacher. This weeks Teacher of the Week loves her students and teaches them to have a lifetime love of the written word. Full story...
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State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson tours schools, speaks about lottery and taxes

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videoState Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson visited Bladen County schools Tuesday. Bladen County is one of three counties in the area asking voters to help pay for school improvements in the upcoming election. Full story...
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Charter Day School leader speaks about staff and salary disclosure

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videoYesterday state regulators told a local charter school company the information they submitted about employee salaries last month is incomplete. Today, a company leader responded publicly. Full story...
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State: Charter Day School salary submission incomplete

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videoState regulators say a local charter school company failed to meet the requirements for information it asked for two months ago. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Courtney Link

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videoWorking in a classroom requires a certain about of patience and working with special education students, that takes a special person. "When I first started everybody told me, 'You might not like it when you get in the classroom,’” said Courtney Link. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo teacher charged with DWI, driving 103 mph

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A New Hanover County Schools teacher was arrested near Leland Saturday and charged with DWI. Trooper Sanders said William Bessmer was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle and had been traveling at 103 mph in a 55-mph work zone. Full story...
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Former Bladen superintendent avoids penalty at sentencing

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videoA former Bladen County Schools superintendent has avoided prison time and any penalty after pleading guilty to a crime. Full story...
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Students hit the pavement to celebrate National Walk to School Day

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videoIt's National Walk to School Day, and students all over the Cape Fear area hit the pavement this morning in an effort to raise awareness about pedestrian safety. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Benji Horrell

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videoBenji Horrell, our Teacher of the Week, brings sweet music to the halls of Hoggard High School. With a performer's heart and an educator's head, Mr. Horrell is an inspiration to both past and present students. The Choral Director says performing, not teaching, is his favorite thing because that's when everyone is singing at one time and that means there are sometimes as many as 150 singers on stage. Full story...
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NC SAT scores slightly higher, below national rate

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Average scores for public school seniors taking the SAT rose two points in 2014, but their overall scores were slightly below the national average. A statement from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday said the state's critical reading score of 499 surpassed the nation's reading score of 497. Full story...
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