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NC education governance is shifted in House bill

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The debate over who should lead North Carolina's public education system has returned to the General Assembly in a bill that would shift authority to the statewide elected superintendent. Full story...
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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student

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Two Charlotte students in two days have been found bringing guns on school buses. Full story...
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Mother of girl sexually battered on school bus says punishment doesn't fit crime

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videoSchool bus number 48 takes students from Acme-Delco Elementary and Middle schools to and from school every day, but Friday witnesses say one student crossed the line on a dare, and the victim's mother says not enough is being done about it. Full story...
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Schools may ban chocolate milk over added sugar

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As concern grows about child obesity, more people are asking why sugary flavored milk remains a staple of school lunches across the country. Full story...
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Spring means new starts for CFCC graduates

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videoIt’s springtime, and that is a time for new starts. Nothing like starting a new phase of your life as a brand new grad. Full story...
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South Brunswick students use green thumbs to make green at plant sale

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April showers bring May flowers, and students at South Brunswick High School are hoping to make a profit off what they've grown. Full story...
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Penny on sales tax focus of NC schools coalition

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Public school boosters and business groups say the future of North Carolina's children and economy is worth keeping an extra penny on the sales tax to prevent deep cuts and thousands of job losses in education. Full story...
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NC State dedicates new veterinary hospital

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Officials at North Carolina State University are dedicating a new $72 million hospital in Raleigh. Full story...
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House budget has state set school layoff policy

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The state budget approved by the North Carolina House includes language that says policy governing impending school layoffs will be set in Raleigh and not by local school boards. Full story...
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Schools seek grace on year-end due to weather

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North Carolina lawmakers and the state school board are grappling with what's becoming a regular problem of squeezing a school year shortened by bad weather into a calendar that requires a 10-week summer vacation. Full story...
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New Hanover student finalist in Google doodle contest

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Google visited Anderson Elementary today to congratulate Joseph Miller. He is one of the 40 finalists in the "Doodle for Google" contest. Joseph's doodle was picked from more than 100,000 applicants. Full story...
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County budget cuts could clip CFCC

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One thing County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield said will be cut is money to Cape Fear Community College. Barfield says CFCC asked the county for $1.4 million, but the county has allocated only $300,000. Full story...
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Gary Miller named UNCW Chancellor

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video The UNC Board of Governors has named Dr. Gary Miller chancellor at UNC Wilmington. Miller is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Research at Wichita State University. Full story...
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UNC governors likely to pick UNCW chancellor Tuesday

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The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina System is expected to elect a new chancellor for UNC Wilmington tomorrow, according to a statement from UNCW. Full story...
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Duncan plans to visit Durham school on NC trip

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The Secretary of Education is coming to Durham to highlight efforts to turn around low-performing schools. Full story...
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