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Education

Bus vandalism delays some schools

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Vandalism caused several New Hanover County schools to start two hours late today. School officials found out around 6 a.m. that more than 50 school buses had a tire flattened. The buses were all parked in a lot at Laney High School.

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State of Our Schools: Magnet Schools

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videoAll this week, we've explored some of the issues facing our local schools, but something we haven't touched on is magnet schools. Full story...
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State of Our Schools: Dropout Rates

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videoAcross North Carolina, students are dropping out of high school at an alarming rate. It is also a problem many of our local counties face each school year. Full story...
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State of Our Schools: Solutions

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videoWe continue our in depth look into the state of our schools. The current state has some education leaders worried about the future of our country. Full story...
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State of Our Schools: Education Issues

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videoMany people think our country's future rests on how well we educate our children. There is growing concern that American children are falling behind. Full story...
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Program helping diverse high school students improve their communities

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A new program at UNC Wilmington is helping diverse high school students improve their communities. The program is called "Need 2 Lead." Full story...
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Local student named female athlete of the year

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Pender High senior Jannetta Robinson earned the award for her outstanding athletic achievements during her high school career. Full story...
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NC officials reverse college admissions policy for illegal immigrants

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videoThe state now says illegal immigrants will be prohibited from pursuing degrees at North Carolina community colleges, at least until state officials figure out whether a mandate passed six months ago to enroll illegal immigrants violates federal laws. Full story...
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'Kids Making It' helps at-risk youth

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video"Kids Making It" is a wood working program that helps at-risk youth in Wilmington. Full story...
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Local children prepare for kindergarten

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videoThe time has come for four-year-olds to say good bye to pre-school and hello to kindergarten. Full story...
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Community helps students with field trip

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videoLast week we told you about a group of fifth graders in Southport: a thief took the money the class had saved and admission tickets for a trip to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. School administrators say our coverage of the theft led to an outpouring of support from the community and beyond. Full story...
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Class trip money stolen from fifth graders

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videoEvery year fifth graders at Southport Christian School raise money for a class trip to Williamsburg. This year their hard work may not pay off. Full story...
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AVID program helps place students in college

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Not all young people have the means to go to college right out of high school. One education program in New Hanover County is finding ways help. Full story...
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Wilmington school will undergo big change

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videoAfter students get back from summer vacation, a Wilmington school will undergo a name change and much more. Full story...
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College grads struggle to find work

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Earlier this week we reported how the struggling economy means fewer summer jobs for college students. Full story...
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