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Education

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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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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