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Students take part in mock Congressional hearing

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Eighth graders at Leland middle school took part in a mock congressional hearing. The event is part of a lesson that taught the kids how to write a speech and effectively present views on an issue. Full story...
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Exceptional students enjoy dance party

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Children with special needs danced their hearts out at the 10th Annual UNCW Student Council for Exceptional Students Spring Dance today. Full story...
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NC Senate wants new look at charter school revamp

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Disagreement among Republicans about how far to go to get bipartisan support means North Carolina lawmakers are taking a new look at legislation that would expand charter schools. Full story...
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Democrats pan GOP plan for schools, Smart Start

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House Democrats say the $1.2 billion in proposed education cuts next year rolled out by Republican counterparts this week are reckless and could lead to more than 20,000 job losses unless the GOP agrees to extend some of the temporary taxes set to expire. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Superintendent calls proposed budget cuts 'Draconian'

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Markley: "We understand the current economic situation and we are prepared to deal with severe budget cuts. However, the Draconian level of cuts proposed by the House will do irreparable harm to the students in North Carolina's public education programs and New Hanover County Schools will not be able to meet the goals we have established for our school system." Full story...
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Perdue vetoes health plan, student loan bills

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed two bills, including one that would have required monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers for health insurance. Full story...
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UNCW trustees approve three finalists for chancellor

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Today, the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Wilmington approved a list of three finalists to recommend to UNC President Thomas Ross for the post of UNCW chancellor. The slate of candidates had been recommended by the UNCW Chancellor Search Committee to the Board of Trustees for its approval. Full story...
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Bill would make NC 11th graders take national test

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The North Carolina Legislature this year took away several end-of-course standardized tests high schoolers must take. Now lawmakers are considering adding new ones that educators say will more accurately measure student performance. Full story...
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Former state superintendent Craig Phillips dies at 88

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Former state education superintendent Craig Phillips died this morning in Wilmington. He was 88. Full story...
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NC considering paying students for good grades

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North Carolina legislators aiming to improve education are looking at whether to pay students for coming to class and earning good grades. Full story...
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BCC narrows president search to six

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The search for a new President of Brunswick Community College has entered its final stage with the selection of six highly-qualified finalists. All six finalists will spend a day at BCC’s main campus in Supply, including a Community Meet and Greet from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and a Faculty and Staff Meet and Greet from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW, professor react to appeals court decision

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video UNCW is heading back to court. A federal court of appeals ruled to send Dr. Mike Adams's lawsuit against the UNCW back to court to settle his First Amendment retaliation claim. Full story...
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CFCC students try to use sun to power ovens

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Ovens powered by solar energy. That's what students in Cape Fear Community College's Sustainable Technologies program built for a class project. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Appeals court revives UNCW prof's lawsuit

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A federal appeals court has revived a North Carolina professor's lawsuit claiming university officials violated his free-speech rights in denying him a promotion. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that columns written by Michael Adams focused on matters of public concern and were entitled to First Amendment protection. Full story...
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NC charter school overhaul bill back in committee

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North Carolina legislators are pushing ahead with a plan that would increase the number of charter schools from the current statewide limit of 100. Full story...
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