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Education

Deadline looms for charter schools to submit contract info

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Tomorrow is the deadline for charter schools to comply with a public record directive from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Wendy Fowler

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videoThis week we went to Whiteville to find our teacher of the week. Laughing is where teaching begins for Central Middle School teacher Wendy Fowler. Full story...
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Douglass Academy taken off state watch list

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State officials have removed Douglass Academy in Wilmington's Northside from a state watch list due to increased enrollment at the charter school. Full story...
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UNCW trustees pick chancellor search committee

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videoUNCW's Board of Trustees has approved a 19-member search committee to seek candidates for the school's next chancellor. Full story...
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Forest promotes NC 'I Support Teachers' plate

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Lt. Gov. Dan Forest says the public can help boost North Carolina public school teacher compensation in the long run by requesting a specialty license plate authorized by the General Assembly this year. Full story...
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Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture

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video The Columbus County School District got more than 300 phone calls from across the country after a fake photo went viral on Facebook. Cerro Gordo Elementary's principal Kent Lovett says it all began when a second grade teacher asked her students to write an essay about a hero. Full story...
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Students weigh backpacks to learn impact of heavy loads

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videoCFCC students weighed in on more than just class to promote healthy habits in downtown Wilmington today, just in time for National Backpack Day. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board must pay back raises

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videoBrunswick County School Board members must repay two years' worth of raises. In a news release this afternoon, the district said the sole authority to adjust local school board salary and expenses rests with the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: David Holden

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videoThis week we stayed in New Hanover County to find our Teacher of the Week. When we surprise each of our teachers, most of them are a little confused when we show up to their classroom with our camera. Full story...
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StarNews files lawsuit against Charter Day Schools Inc.

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videoThe StarNews Thursday filed a lawsuit against Charter Day School Inc. alleging that the school group is not following the state's public records law. Full story...
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