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NC school board OKs delay to more classroom days

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North Carolina's statewide school board will allow schools to avoid adding five days to the school year, especially if the time is used to improve teacher training. Full story...
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Lawyers: NC Legislature should redo schools budget

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Lawyers for North Carolina school districts challenging the nearly $20 billion state budget approved last week want a judge to order the Legislature to redo the spending plan. Full story...
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Judge opens hearing on budget cuts, NC schools

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A North Carolina judge is reviewing educational data to try to determine if the state's nearly $20 billion budget and other recent legislation allow every child to get the chance for a sound basic education. Full story...
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Summer program targets science, math, technology skills

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Some middle school students are getting a helping hand with math, science and technology during their summer break. They are working on those skills through fun, hands-on camp activities at the annual Junior Seahawk Academy this week at UNCW. Full story...
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Judge speaks before hearing on NC school districts

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The North Carolina judge monitoring the state Supreme Court's ruling requiring that every child receive the chance for a sound basic education speaks to a school group a day before a hearing about the state budget. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Middle school teacher suspended; Charged with cyberstalking student

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video A Burgaw Middle School teacher has been suspended. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says eighth grade teacher Megan Mantooth is charged with cyberstalking a student. Full story...
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College in Belmont plans maternity residence hall

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Belmont Abbey College is breaking ground on a maternity ward and after-care residence for single women. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Grandmother says her grandson is the vicitim of racism

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video Beverly Graham says her grandson Traquan is being targeted at the Clarkton School of Discovery in Bladen County not because of the quality of his actions, but rather the color of his skin. Full story...
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Pender County schools superintendent resigns

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Pender County schools superintendent Allison Sholar has resigned to take a job as the superintendent of Currituck County Schools. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Chief sounds off on state budget battle

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Ralph Evangelous visited a day care this morning to read to young children and discuss the value of early childhood education. Evangelous says he supports the More at Four and Smart Start programs, which help at-risk children succeed. Full story...
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NC lawmakers plan vote to drop charter school cap

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The General Assembly is gearing up to remove the limit on North Carolina's experiment with charter schools. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hoggard vandalized, principal targeted in apparent senior prank

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videoIt's the last week of school at Hoggard High, and seniors should be preparing for the next step and getting excited about graduation. Instead a few of them may not be walking at graduation at all after what looks to be a senior prank gone bad. Full story...
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Snipes students unveil mural at Children's Museum

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The students at New Hanover County's Snipes Academy of Arts and Design have created another masterpiece to show how much they've learned this year. Full story...
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NC graduation could require Founding Fathers tests

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Republican legislators believe the survival of the American republic requires graduating North Carolina students to understand the principles which helped form the country. Full story...
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