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Education

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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Students take part in State-in-the-Box competition

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Students used recycled refrigerator boxes to create 3D presentations of different states. Full story...
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NHC school leaders meeting to find another $2 million in cuts; not allowing media to attend

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New Hanover County School leaders, including outgoing Superintendent Dr. Al Lerch, will meet this afternoon to try and find ways to cut another $2 million out of the next budget. Full story...
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New Hanover superintendent search going national

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video The New Hanover County School Board is moving forward with its search for a new leader to replace retiring superintendent Al Lerch. Full story...
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Brunswick County teacher wins national website award

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Julie Sloup, a teacher at Virginia Williamson Elementary, won the second annual SchoolCenter Imaginative Classroom Contest. Full story...
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