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School starts for freshman at UNCW

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Nearly 2,000 new UNCW students took their first steps as the class of 2013. Students started the day walking from the UNCW Bell Tower to Trask Coliseum. Following the trek was the official convocation for the class of 2013.

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Class of 2013 arrives at UNCW

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videoFor the first time in UNCW history, more than 4,000 students will be living on campus. The school welcomes 1,893 freshmen this year. Ninety-two percent of them will live on campus.

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State releases school report cards

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The state Department of Education has released its school report cards for the 2007-2008 school year. Full story...
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Girls in Brunswick County learn about getting fit

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Some young Brunswick County girls are getting a head start learning about the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle. The Brunswick Community College Fitness for Fun Girls Camp teaches eight ...

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Where is the education lottery money going?

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videoWednesday we explained how money from the North Carolina Education Lottery is doled out; about 30 percent goes toward education. Now the question is, how do school districts spend their portion of the money? Full story...
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Breaking down the education lottery money

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videoThere's still no state budget in Raleigh as lawmakers try to figure out how to pay for North Carolina's spending. One of the biggest issues has been education funding, and many are wondering where the billion dollars for education from the lottery has gone. Full story...
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Governor visits New Hanover Co. Monday

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For the second time this month Governor Bev Perdue visits New Hanover County today. The governor will hold an education rally at the Minnie Evans Arts Center on Halyburton Memorial Parkway. Full story...
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Kids get lessons in layups and education

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One local basketball camp is teaching kids the importance of balancing athletics and education. Elementary and middle school boys and girls took part in the Believe to Achieve Camp at the Martin Luther King Center in Wilmington.

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US Secretary of Education wants to 'raise the bar', create new assessment tests

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The US Secretary of Education delivered a message while in Cary Sunday. He said it's time to raise the bar. Full story...
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Huskins Program may get cut as education budget shrinks

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The Huskins Program has allowed students at the high school level to earn college credit, but with state budget cuts on the way, this program maybe on the chopping block. Full story...
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Perdue answers questions around education

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videoState spending cuts are taking a toll on all sectors. But cuts to education have a lot of people asking why. WWAY political reporter Kevin Wuzzardo posed the question to Governor Perdue.

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Bladen County has new superintendent

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Bladen County schools have a new top administrator. Thursday night the school board voted to hire Gregory Killingsworth as the school system's superintendent.

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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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