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Education

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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Parents reactions mixed to middle school redistricting plan

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board approved neighborhood-based option 2C last night. Parent's are split about the board's decision. Full story...
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State group responds to low charter school rank

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The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools ranked North Carolina 32nd out of 40 states with charter schools. Full story...
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Victory for neighborhood schools in New Hanover County

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video The school board was forced to redistrict because Holly Shelter Middle School is scheduled to open in August. Full story...
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Bugs invade Wilmington school

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The students were able to watch and touch Madagascar hissing cockroaches and some insect larvae much to most of the students' delight. Full story...
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Redistricting decision could come Thursday

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The debate about redistricting has centered on whether to keep students in schools closer to home or to bus students around the county to help with socioeconomic diversity. Full story...
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UNCW among "Best Values"

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Several North Carolina schools are among the best academic values in public colleges according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. Full story...
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Katie McGee's contract not to be renewed with Brunswick County Schools

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videoKatie McGee's days as the Brunswick County School superintendent are numbered. The school board decided Tuesday night not to renew her contract come June 30th. They will begin looking for a replacement as soon as possible.

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New Hanover County names Teacher and Principal of the Year

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board honored its outstanding educators Monday night. The big winners were New Hanover County's Teacher and Principal of the Year.

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Students listen as President Obama speaks Tuesday

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videoDespite some controversy over whether or not to show the President's address at local school districts Tuesday, once President Obama started speaking the students were all ears. Full story...
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Perdue frees up $38 million for North Carolina counties

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Next week, North Carolina counties will get $38 million in overdue lottery funds earmarked for school construction. Full story...
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Back to School Buddy Program helps kids gear up for school

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videoNew school supplies can be expensive for families. The Wilmington Elks Lodge and other community partners are working to make sure underprivileged children have all the tools needed to start the school year off right; at no cost to their parents.

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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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