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UNCW announces major gifts

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video Today, UNCW officially kicked off the school's Soaring to Greatness campaign with a very special announcement. school leaders announced two major gifts donated to the university. One of the gifts, from the McNeill family, is going to the schools of business and nursing and is the largest gift the school has ever received. Full story...
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NC lawmakers on student loans: Who gets to decide?

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Some North Carolina community college presidents want to reverse a new law making low-interest federal loans available to nearly 200,000 students who may be eligible. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 FROM RALEIGH: Perdue unveils $20B budget for next year

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video Gov. Bev Perdue announced this morning how she plan to close a multi-billion-dollar budget gap. Her budget plan eliminates thousands of jobs and keeps most of a temporary states sales tax increase for the next two years. But if anyone came out on top with the governor's budget, it's teachers. Full story...
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Perdue's budget plan cuts CFCC Marine Tech program

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video Gov. Bev Perdue released a budget plan today that preserves public teaching jobs. But she still found ways to cut back on education. Perdue wants eight specialized programs from community colleges throughout the state eliminated. Included in that list is the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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Senate delays vote on NC charter school changes

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A proposal to give North Carolina charter schools new freedom from the state's public school system is being delayed. Full story...
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UNCW committee impressed by chancellor applications

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The search committee held a conference call this morning. They discussed a timeline of how soon to interview candidates as well as interview questions. Full story...
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EX-NC teacher accused of giving alcohol to teens

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A former Johnston County middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with giving alcohol to teens. Full story...
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NC charter school changes approved by Senate panel

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A bill to eliminate North Carolina's current limit of 100 charter schools has been approved by a Senate committee despite complaints it lacks accountability to ensure opportunity for at-risk students. Full story...
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Governor proposes free community college promise

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video Getting an associate's degree may soon become a little easier to afford. In last night's State of the State address, Gov. Bev Perdue proposed a "Career and College Promise" that guarantees a free community college education to some North Carolina students. Full story...
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Hopes high in real education lottery

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video Charter schools have developed a reputation of offering an academically well-rounded education to students for free. But many students get turned away because of a state cap put in place. Full story...
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Protesters march to protest UNC cost increases

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North Carolina university students are protesting against rising education costs they say are forcing them to borrow more, work more and causing some of their classmates to drop out. Full story...
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Higher tuition seems ahead for NC college students

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Tuition at North Carolina's public universities appear to be headed higher next fall, with undergraduates at some campuses seeing double-digit jumps for in-state rates. Full story...
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SBI asked to check allegations against former Bladen superintendent

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Today District Attorney Jon David said he and Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston have asked the SBI to look into accusations by a citizens group at last night's school board meeting. Full story...
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NC appeals court hears charter school funding case

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A North Carolina appeals court will consider a charter school's lawsuit claiming its funding should be calculated from a pie that includes Head Start and other early childhood education funds. Full story...
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Noble to reopen Friday despite repairs

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A New Hanover County school closed today because of a power outage will be back open tomorrow... sort of. Full story...
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