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Education

Redistricting could cost school district big money

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video An effort to control school overcrowding in New Hanover County may mean a loss of funding to the tune of more than $750,000. Full story...
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Students upset colleges stayed open during storm

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video At a time when New Hanover County is under a State of Emergency and officials are advising people to stay home, college students still had to go to class today. Full story...
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New Hanover Schools cuts ribbon on Snipes Academy

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New Hanover County Schools opened the Snipes Academy of Arts and Design today. Students showed off some of the performance skills they'll use in the classroom. Full story...
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Civitas study examines cost of educating high school graduate in New Hanover County Schools

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The cost of educating one high school graduate in North Carolina ranges from $100,736 to $265,395, according to an analysis released today by the Civitas Institute. Specifically, the cost to educate one high school graduate in New Hanover County Schools is $155,444. Full story...
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Laney students learn about dangers of driving

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The upperclassmen took part in the VIP for a VIP program. The mission is to show the sights, sounds and smells of a fatal vehicle accident in a dramatic fashion. Full story...
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Police charge teacher with breaking student's arm

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A Fayetteville teacher is accused of breaking a five-year-old student's arm while trying to apply what's called a therapeutic hold. Full story...
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Gov. Purdue decides not to investigate UNC insurance claim

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North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue officially responded to Students for Life of America's request for an investigation into the UNC System's abortion health care policy. Full story...
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Education forum gives Senate candidates chance to speak out

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video State Senate candidates face a serious challenge, especially in education. Tuesday night's town hall forum co-sponsored by WWAY gave people the chance to see just where those candidates stand. Full story...
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Report Card: CFCC ranks high among state's community colleges

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Cape Fear Community College recently earned an impressive "8 out of 8" score on its annual report card from North Carolina. According to the 2010 Critical Success Factors Report published by the N.C. Community College System, CFCC met all eight of the indicators. Full story...
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TOMORROW: State Senate Candidates talk K-12 Education at Town Forum

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The objective of the Town Hall Forum is for each of the four candidates in Senate District 8 and 9 to hear the concerns of parents as well as public school and nontraditional school leaders. Full story...
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UNC Board of Governors meets in Wilmington

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video The UNC Board of Governors is tealing it. After visiting UNCW, members were singing the school's praises. But there's still plenty of work to do at all schools throughout the state. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Parents worried about snakes in school

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video First it was snakes on a plane. Now it's snakes in a school. But this is not a movie. It's real life, and it has parents concerned about their children's safety. Full story...
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West Bladen's new principal looking to lead change

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video West Bladen High School has been the scene for several news stories the last few years, but not the kind of stories the school would like. This year may be different thanks to a new principal hoping to change things for the better. Full story...
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Elementary school starting students early on bilingual track

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video One New Hanover County school is adding a little bit of culture to its curriculum. Forest Hills Elementary is the first in our county to add what's called a dual immersion class. It's helping some kindergarteners already learn a second language. Full story...
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New Hanover school enrollment higher than expected

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This year there are more new faces than the New Hanover County school system expected. The district said it had more students than it estimated when the school year started yesterday. Full story...
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