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Education

Goldsboro school needs votes in bid for Obama talk

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A Goldsboro high school is seeking votes from the public in its bid to get President Barack Obama to deliver a June commencement address. Full story...
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Latino parents learn about higher education benefits

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video Graduation is only a few weeks away for high schoolers, but an event at North Brunswick High School hopes to gear up Latino students and parents for higher education. Full story...
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CFCC class discovers dinosaur egg

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It wasn't part of an Easter Egg hunt, but students at Cape Fear Community College recently discovered an egg during a geology class. Full story...
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BCC changes time for president candidates' meet & greets

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The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees has changed the time for the meet and greets scheduled for each of the six finalists for president at the school. The events will now be held from noon until 1:15 p.m. Full story...
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Bladen County schools closed Monday

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As the county continues to clean up from Saturday's severe storms and tornadoes that killed three people, Bladen County schools will be closed Monday. Full story...
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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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