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Education

Drill lets cops, teachers practice school safety

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videoDeputies, officers and school faculty spent at least five hours learning how to react when a gunman enters the building and starts shooting. Full story...
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School Board wants your questions for superintendent hopefuls

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The board wants to know what question you want asked of the applicants. Full story...
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A real education lottery

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videoToday was the annual lottery for Charter Day School in Leland. The lottery system is needed because the state caps the number of charter schools and the students they can teach leaving some families disappointed. Full story...
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Murrayville principal wins regional honor

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A New Hanover County principal has been selected Regional Principal of the Year. Full story...
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NAACP explains its absence at school forum

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After allegations of unfair hiring practices, the Pender County chapter of the NAACP was noticeably absent at last night's school forum. Full story...
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Wilmington native discusses civil rights legacy

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video As part of Black History Month Wilmington native Joseph McNeil and another member of the Greensboro 4, Dr. Franklin McCain will speak at UNCW tonight. The program is at Kenan Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Full story...
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Superintendent says retirement about timing

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Al Lerch has been an educator for more than 40 years. The last three years he has served as superintendent. Full story...
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Pender County Schools talk progress not allegations

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Monday night the Pender County school system held its first community forum since the NAACP leveled allegations of unfair hiring practices by the district, but the complaint wasn't top priority. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. superintendent to retire

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Lerch became the district's interim superintendent in July 2007 after John Morris resigned. The school board gave the permanent position a month later. Full story...
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School board not done with redistricting yet

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board is taking another look at middle school redistricting. After the board made some last minute changes to redistricting plan 2-C, parents voiced concerns. Full story...
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Colleges respond to President's challenges

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With so jobs at a premium, higher education is more important than ever. But many Americans are trying to figure out how to pay for college. In last night's State of the Union, President Obama put an emphasis on bringing those costs down. Full story...
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Dozens apply for Brunswick schools chief

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The application period for the new school superintendent in Brunswick County ended last night. Full story...
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Federal grant helps preschoolers learn to read

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videoColumbus and Bladen County schools are getting funds to help preschoolers learn how to read. Full story...
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School district raising awareness about gangs

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A gang training seminar is scheduled for tonight at Laney High School. Full story...
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School board chair responds to redistricting criticism

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video We sat down with school board chair Ed Higgins to raise some of your concerns. Full story...
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