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Education

Black History lesson proves out of this world

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videoEach day this month middle school students from around our area have shared with us stories of famous African-Americans as part of Black History Month. But when West Pender Middle School student Fred White was assigned to research the first black astronaut, he wound up with a truly out-of-this-world experience. Full story...
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ABC store funds not going to help students learn ABC's

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videoThe city of Southport is feeling the effects of the economic downturn, so much so, that the board of aldermen chose to reallocate funding generated from an unlikely source, its local ABC store. Full story...
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New Hanover County school system discusses budget cuts and test scores

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videoThere is a lot going on in the New Hanover County school system. The state released Adequate Yearly Progress results yesterday, and local school leaders say the low numbers do not reflect how much students are improving. Full story...
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The CFCC bond referendum vote passed with easy success

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videoThe Cape Fear Community College Bond Referendum was another issue voted on in the election Tuesday. The 164 million dollar bond will expand the college and add 3 new buildings, at a cost of 5 cents for every 100 dollars of assessed values for New Hanover County property owners. Full story...
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NHC confirms budget cutbacks for schools

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The economy has the attention of the New Hanover County school system as well. Full story...
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New Hanover County schools cutting budget

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As reported last week, the tight economy has forced New Hanover County to tighten its budget by four million dollars. In order to do that, school funding is being cut by a half percent, which is just about $360,000. Full story...
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Red Ribbon Week teaches kids

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Wrightsboro Elementary second graders are using their artistic talents to tell others to just say no. Full story...
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Final school redistricting meeting held Tuesday

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With just one redistricting option left on the table, last night's New Hanover school board hearing would have been a low key affair, but it was not. Full story...
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Pender County Teacher of the Year

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videoEducation can be a challenging career field, but there comes a time when a teacher's time and efforts in the classroom are recognized by others from the outside. Full story...
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Lt. Governor candidates talk issues

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videoDemocrat Walter Dalton and Republican Robert Pittenger admit voters may know them best because of their TV ads. Their views on big issues differ greatly, perhaps most significantly on North Carolina's 30% high school dropout rate. Full story...
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Teaching positions becoming harder to get

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videoWith the economy sagging there are many people looking for jobs, and many of those are turning to teaching. New Hanover and Brunswick County schools have so many applicants they are actually turning people away. Full story...
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UNC Wilmington adds to programs

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Chancellor Rosemary Depaolo introduced the Dan Cameron Family Foundation Professorship of Innovation. This will permanently fund a new professor’s position in the Public and International Affairs Department. Full story...
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Some parents upset about recent redistricting changes

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videoEarlier this week the New Hanover County School Board voted to do away with some controversial redistricting proposals. Bussing kids to schools across town is no longer a viable option. Full story...
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Magnet schools play a big role in redistricting plan

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videoA surprising turn of events in the New Hanover County schools redistricting debate. At last night’s school board meeting, members voted to take 2 of the 3 redistricting plans off the table. Full story...
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New Hanover County School Board Eliminates Options 5 & 6 for Redistricting Plan

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videoWhat was supposed to be a routine school board meeting turned quite eventful Tuesday night. Before Tuesday there were three options on the table, but two were taken out of the equation Tuesday night.

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