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Report: More info needed to assess NC driver's ed

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The North Carolina legislature's government watchdog agency says the state still does not have a good handle on how effective local driver's education programs for high school students are financially or how well they produce safe drivers. Full story...
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Moore County schools see benefits from laptops

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Some Moore County teachers say student use of laptops is resulting in better attendance, fewer discipline problems and more learning opportunities. The Fayetteville Observer reported about 3,400 more students will get laptops by next week. Some got laptops Monday, while other students will receive theirs by March 26. Full story...
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Pender superintendent denies commissioner's claims she ignored him

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videoPender County Schools Superintendent Dr. Terri Cobb says she is not ignoring County Commissioner Jimmy Tate's request for a meeting to discuss education. But Tate says Cobb is giving him the cold shoulder. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Gregory Law

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videoGregory Law is a seventh grade science teacher in New Hanover County. During his first year at Emma B. Trask Middle School in Wilmington, he's won over students and earned a special recognition from WWAY. Full story...
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Tate, supporters voice concerns with Pender Co. Schools leadership

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video A Pender County commissioner is at odds with the superintendent of schools, and it appears he’s not alone in his fight. Full story...
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Cape Fear Academy students help get USS NC shipshape

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videoInstead of working with text books and pencils today, Cape Fear Academy eighth graders used brooms and hoses for quite a lesson in history. More than 50 students are helping swab the deck of the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: School system won’t allow teen to enroll

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video A Pender County family says the school system closed the book on their nephew entering the school system because of an episode from two years ago in California. Full story...
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McCrory aide: Raising teacher pay to take years

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is responding to criticism about changes affecting public schools and teachers by saying it's listening and looking for ways to build statewide consensus. Full story...
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Python reported stolen from Charlotte school

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Officials are searching for a ball python that they say was taken from a Charlotte school science lab. Full story...
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NC community colleges launch new initiative

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videoMembers of the NC Community College System are touring different cities and colleges for the next several months to kick off a new initiative. NCReady4Work is an effort to improve community college education across the state. Full story...
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Boy hit by car as he walked to school bus

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videoA 10-year-old boy is recovering after he was hit by a car Monday morning. The Holly Tree Elementary student was walking across Brittain Dr. to get on a school bus. Full story...
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Raleigh couple gives NC State $3 million

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A Raleigh couple is giving North Carolina State University $3 million to start a program to help rural students get into the school. Full story...
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Wilmington charter school gets more time to boost enrollment

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videoDouglass Academy's doors will remain open for now, despite not having enough students. The Office of Charter Schools voted to suggest to the State Board to waive this year's enrollment numbers. Full story...
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Split NC education board OKs new testing levels

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A split North Carolina State Board of Education has agreed to change how students will be labeled based on standardized test scores in a move which means more students will be considered proficient in skills and courses. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Three students charged for weapons possession at elementary school

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's deputies charged three students at Rachel Freeman School of Engineering yesterday for possession of a weapon at school. Full story...
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