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After months of layoff warnings Charlotte teaching staff to rise by nearly 500

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will hire nearly 500 more school staff members this fall after warning for months that the system was headed toward layoffs. Full story...
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Judge OKs mountain school district's early start

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A state judge won't stop a North Carolina school district from starting classes next week despite a state law requiring a 10-week summer vacation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Report details investigation into Laney assistant principal

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video We're learning more tonight about the investigation of a Laney High School assistant principal. Last week we told you a criminal investigation into Robin Lamberty has been closed, but the New Hanover County School Board is still looking into what's happening. Full story...
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Judge to rule on whether NC school can start classes next week

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A state judge is promising to rule on whether a North Carolina school district due to start classes next week can keep its exception to a state law mandating a 10-week summer vacation. Full story...
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Area schools struggle to meet higher AYP standards

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videoThe grades are in for area schools, and many did not pass with flying colors. Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, scores show that school districts have their work cut out for them if they want to meet federal standards. Full story...
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Judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored

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A North Carolina judge says the General Assembly's budget cuts and changes to a pre-kindergarten program cheat poor children out of educational opportunities and should be stopped. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: $1 million project fixing up closed school building

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videoThere will be no classes at D.C. Virgo Middle School this fall. But this summer, the school is getting a facelift. That has some in the community upset. Full story...
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Changing of the guard at UNCW

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Today marks the end of an era at UNC Wilmington. It's Rosemary DePaolo's last official day on the job at the university. Full story...
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Changing NC pre-kindergarten core of schools case

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Changes in the state budget about to take effect are at the heart of a court fight challenging whether North Carolina is living up to its constitutional duty to give every child the opportunity for a good education. Full story...
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Davidson Co. schools struggle to pay lunch debts

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Davidson County students who repeatedly forget their lunch money may wind up with a cold sandwich rather than a hot meal. Full story...
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Report: merging NC community colleges would save

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video A proposal to consolidate community colleges in the state has many college leaders split on the idea. The General Assembly's Program Evaluation Division says merging several colleges into a larger neighboring school would save about $5 million a year. Full story...
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Panel looks to better middle school scores in South

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and other southern officials are discussing how improving middle school achievement will get students ready for high school. Full story...
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Pender teacher's cyberstalking charge makes international headlines

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The story of a Burgaw Middle School teacher charged with cyberstalking a 13-year-old boy is now getting international attention. Saturday morning ABCNews.com posted its own version of the story involving teacher Megan Mantooth, who was arrested earlier this month after allegedly sending hundreds of text messages to her former student. Earlier this week, Britain's Daily Mail also posted a story about the case. Full story...
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Canetuck Rosenwald School gets new life as community center

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video A part of national and Pender County history is the Canetuck Rosenwald School. It's one of the original Rosenwald schoolhouses set up to educate African American children in the early 1900's. The Rosenwald School is nearly 100 years old, and now, it's getting new life as the Canetuck Community Center. Full story...
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School Board member asks colleagues if they've failed students

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Yesterday Dr. Derrick Hickey asked the school board if they think they have failed the students of New Hanover County. Hickey says this was part of a spirited debate that started over a one-percent increase in teacher bonuses. Full story...
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