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Education

ONLY ON 3: House budget cuts could mean UNCW tuition hike

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video Public schools and higher education in the Cape Fear Region are watching the state budget battle closely. While public schools fair better under the House's budget than what's being discussed in the Senate, the same can't be said for schools like UNCW. Full story...
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Board approves Leland MS uniforms

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Leland Middle School students won't have to worry about what the hottest fashions are for the next school year. Starting in the fall, they will wear uniforms. Full story...
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Whiteville High School celebrates 100 years of education

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Whiteville High School will hold a centennial celebration tomorrow, June 4th from 5-8p.m. on the WHS campus. Full story...
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UPDATE: Superintendent says NAACP had nothing to do with principal's suspension

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video "It has nothing to do with the NAACP," superintendent Allison Sholar. "I don't cower to them, and they don't make my decisions for me." Full story...
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Governor visits Wilmington to see how technology helps students

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video Gov. Bev Perdue made a trip to the Port City to speak with teachers and students about the pros and cons of a new hand-held device. She even tried it herself. Full story...
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Topsail HS EV team wins 7th national title

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The team collected 11 trophies including first and third overall. This was the seventh year in a row that the EV Team won first overall in the SMARTT Challenge competition against high schools from as far away as Iowa and Miami. Full story...
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Governor to visit Snipes Academy

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Monday, Gov. Bev Perdue will observe teachers using mCLASS, a handheld device that assesses math skills in kindergarten through third graders. Full story...
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Students get inside look at WPD

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Dozens of elementary school students got an inside look at the Wilmington Police Department today. The students got to see the different roles officers play in the department, from the K9 unit to the CSI unit. Full story...
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Students help stock food bank's shelves

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Myrtle Grove Middle School held its annual Food for Fines collection today. It's a program that allows students with library book fines to pay the fines by donating non-perishable food items instead of money. Full story...
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Transfers between CFCC and UNCW not as simple as some think

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videoJust because UNCW is close doesn't mean a student's classes from CFCC will transfer to UNCW and count toward graduation. Full story...
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Early college high school grads get jump start on future

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video It's not every day a student has her high school diploma and college degree by the age of 18. Alexandra Lyons started Pender Early College High School at the age of 15. The program gives high school students the chance to pursue an associate degree from cape fear community college. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. hires superintendent

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video After a nationwide search that began when Katie McGee resigned in January, the Brunswick County School Board Thursday evening hired Ed Pruden to be its new superintendent. Full story...
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Federal funds target struggling schools

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video North Carolina received good news from Washington. The US Secretary of Education announced that the Tar Heel State will receive more than $91 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools. Full story...
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NC misses out on "Race to the Top" education grant

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North Carolina's application had sought $469 million over four years. Full story...
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Kids learn about jobs at Truck Day

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Usually we're the ones who ask the questions, but today students at Ogden Elementary had the chance to ask questions of their own. Today was truck day at the school, and kids got to get up close to fire trucks, police trucks and even WWAY's own live truck. Full story...
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