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Education

FIRST ON 3: NC wins 'Race to the Top' school reform grant

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The U.S. Education Department says North Carolina has joined eight other states and the District of Columbia to receive money in the second round of the more than $4 billion "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition. Full story...
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MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS: Not happy about where your student's going to school after redistricting?

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If you are, we want to hear from you! Email us your Rant at Feedback@wwaytv3.com! Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools get fired up for school year

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video The convocation is a powerful motivator for everybody here. It was also a chance to set goals for this school year: Like raising the bar for student achievement and incorporating the latest technology into the classroom. Full story...
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Teachers prepare to go back to school

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Sometimes, the teachers are just as nervous as the students about the first day of school. Teachers are getting their classrooms ready, and say they're excited about the new school year. Full story...
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UNCW Lemonade Brigade helps students navigate campus

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UNCW student ambassadors set up lemonade stands around campus. They handed out lemonade to thirsty students and helped point them in the right direction to their classes. Full story...
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First day of class at UNCW

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Thousands of students at UNCW traded-in down-time for study-time. Students are now gearing up for a new semester. Full story...
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BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Where the lottery money goes

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After Ramon's story on buying back-to-school supplies Tuesday, many of our viewers Ranted back wanting to know where the Education Lottery money goes. Here's the latest breakdown from 2009... Full story...
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School supply list stretch beyond student basics

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video Students are heading back to school, but the list of supplies they need is no longer just paper and pencils. It now includes items beyond what your child needs for reading, writing and 'rithmetic. Full story...
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UNCW Police educate about alcohol, set up check point

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video Students tried to drive a car and walk a straight line with goggles that simulated a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit. Later in the evening, police set up a checkpoint to catch folks who did not get the message. Full story...
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CFCC makes room for record enrollment

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video With a record enrollment of more than 9,100 students, Cape Fear Community College is using extra space and the Internet to make room for everyone who wants to go to school. Full story...
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New CFCC students get first taste of campus

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Today was orientation. 1,500 new students packed the Schwartz Center to learn about their new school, how to stay safe and how to succeed. The students say they have good reason for wanting to be a Sea Devil. Full story...
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Perdue pitches NC strengths for federal grants

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North Carolina Gov. Bev. Perdue is returning to Washington with what she believes is an improved application to land a federal education grant of up to $400 million. Full story...
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UNCW makes best schools list again

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For the seventh straight year, the Princeton Review picked UNCW as one of 2011's best colleges and universities in the Southeast. Full story...
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Annual standardized test scores released in NC

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video More North Carolina public schools met or exceeded expectations on standardized test results last school year and fewer schools received the lowest-performing label. Full story...
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Catawba schools chief named new NHC superintendent

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board has selected Tim Markley to be the district's next superintendent. Markley told WWAY today, "I am excited to get here." Full story...
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