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Education

TroubleShooters: Parents have problem with school bus stop

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videoA parent wants to know their child is safe when riding the school bus home. But two incidents in Brunswick County left one couple upset that their young daughter had to walk down a rural dirt road...after the bus dropped her off. Full story...
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St. Mary students share bookshelves with Indian orphanage

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St. Mary students are being asked to share their shelves. The school is collecting used books, educational CDs and DVDs for the Home of Hope, a Catholic orphanage in India. Full story...
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School teaches kids good hygiene

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videoFlu and cold season is always at its peak during the winter and spring months and that means schools filled with little germs flying about the classrooms. Full story...
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More trouble for Brunswick County Schools...

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NewsChannel 3 learned that South Brunswick High School Assistant Principal Lionel Kato has been suspended, with pay. Assistant Superintendent Terry Chestnutt confirmed Kato has been suspended with pay since December 13. Full story...
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Area schools not getting lottery money

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videoAre education lottery dollars helping your child's school? If you live in Brunswick, New Hanover or Pender County the answer -- according to several state lawmakers -- is no. Full story...
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Schools looking for uniform donations

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The New Hanover Council of PTAs wants to make sure all children have school clothes. Earlier this week the council launched an initiative to collect used or new school uniforms. Full story...
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UNC-Chapel Hill fundraising campaign brings in $2.38 billion

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During an eight-year fundraising campaign, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has brought in $2.38 billion in donations. Full story...
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Orr wants leadership structure of NC public schools changed

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Republican candidate for governor Bob Orr said the lines of accountability for public education are blurry, and he wants to make them clear. Full story...
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Minimum test scores, GPA to increase at six UNC campuses

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Entrance requirements at six University of North Carolina campuses are getting tougher. Full story...
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Brunswick County school district earns nation accreditation

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The Brunswick County school district is back in the headlines, this time for earning a national accreditation from an education coalition called "Advanced." Full story...
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Local high school dropout rates on the rise

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Statewide numbers show dropout rates among high school students have been increasing every year since 2002. State education officials are meeting in Raleigh to determine how to fund a program dedicated to preventing future dropouts. Full story...
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Local kids take port tour

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A group of local kids had a chance to find out why Wilmington is called the Port City. Full story...
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6 out of 10 New Hanover County high school students try drugs

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A spokesperson for New Hanover County schools says schools are committed to warning students about the dangers of sex and drugs, but educators say there's only so much they can do. Full story...
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Panel recommends gun permit changes

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A draft report says now-confidential information about involuntary commitments to mental hospitals should be used to deny handguns to people with such a record. Full story...
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Parents signing petition to remove Gilbert

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videoBrunswick County School Board member Ray Gilbert has come under plenty of fire in recent weeks. Full story...
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