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Education

Pre-K programs could see cuts of 25%

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videoWhile our state is being recognized for it's superior quality pre-school education by researchers, state lawmakers are faced with cutting early childhood education funding. Popular programs like Smart Start and More at Four may be in the cross fire. Full story...
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The Goodnights dedication to improve education in NC public schools

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videoFor decades, one North Carolina couple has spent countless dollars and hours to improve education for children in public schools. Now, thousands of children have access to a better education thanks to James and Ann Goodnight. Full story...
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Sex ed choices could be available for parents

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State lawmakers want to give parents more input in the classroom when it comes to sex education. A bill making its way through the state legislature would give parents the option of their children learning about sex beyond the current abstinence-only curriculum. Full story...
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NHC school board member blogs about national conference

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videoSome New Hanover County school board members are hard at work this spring break. Three board members traveled to San Diego for the National School Board Conference. Full story...
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Budget concerns for Pender school district

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videoOur state's financial woes are having a trickle down effect on local school districts. Many districts are having to tighten their belts with a probable cut in state funding looming. School board members in Pender County are now looking at options if tough decisions have to be made. Full story...
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Columbus County schools Celebrate the Arts

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videoWhat makes Columbus County schools unique goes beyond the hallways. Out of the 115 school districts in our state, only 15 of them are run by cities. Whiteville is one of them. That means two school systems, a county and a city, oversee education in Columbus County. Full story...
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Future scientists match wits at Olympiad Science Fair

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videoUNCW hosted their annual Olympiad Science Fair on Saturday. It was a chance for area middle and high school students to be creative and competitive. Full story...
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Honoring Dr. Seuss in Wilmington

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videoRead Across America Day coincides with celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday. Students donned their hats and paid close attention to some special readers. A mayor, actors and actresses and even an anchor weighed in on the day.

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Stimulus money helps area schools, but cuts still need to be made

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videoThanks to the president's stimulus plan, schools in our five counties will get nearly 30 million dollars. Despite the financial shot in the arm, New Hanover County Schools will still have to cut each department's budget by five percent. Full story...
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Help for college-bound students at FAFSA Day

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Are you or your child heading off to college soon, but not sure about filling out the free application for federal student aid? Help is on the way this weekend with FAFSA Day. Full story...
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Black History lesson proves out of this world

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videoEach day this month middle school students from around our area have shared with us stories of famous African-Americans as part of Black History Month. But when West Pender Middle School student Fred White was assigned to research the first black astronaut, he wound up with a truly out-of-this-world experience. Full story...
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ABC store funds not going to help students learn ABC's

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videoThe city of Southport is feeling the effects of the economic downturn, so much so, that the board of aldermen chose to reallocate funding generated from an unlikely source, its local ABC store. Full story...
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New Hanover County school system discusses budget cuts and test scores

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videoThere is a lot going on in the New Hanover County school system. The state released Adequate Yearly Progress results yesterday, and local school leaders say the low numbers do not reflect how much students are improving. Full story...
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The CFCC bond referendum vote passed with easy success

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videoThe Cape Fear Community College Bond Referendum was another issue voted on in the election Tuesday. The 164 million dollar bond will expand the college and add 3 new buildings, at a cost of 5 cents for every 100 dollars of assessed values for New Hanover County property owners. Full story...
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NHC confirms budget cutbacks for schools

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The economy has the attention of the New Hanover County school system as well. Full story...
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