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NC Senate wants merit pay, end teacher tenure

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Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are rolling out a package of public school initiatives they say would create performance bonuses for teachers but end their employment tenure so that districts could more easily dismiss ineffective ones. Full story...
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UNCW chancellor officially installed

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video It was a day of celebration at UNC Wilmington, as the school officially installed its new chancellor. Gary Miller says he's ready for the challenge, with a focus on preparing students for future careers. Full story...
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CFCC students raise money through annual plant sale

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Tomorrow you have the chance to spruce up your garden while supporting local students. Cape Fear Community College hosts its annual plant sale at the North Campus. Full story...
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NC lawmakers prepare to hear from superintendents

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Members of the General Assembly are bringing in North Carolina school superintendents to speak about the effects of spending cuts in this year's budget and what they'd like to have for next year. Full story...
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Flash mob surprises retiring CFCC president

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video Students and staff at Cape Fear Community College put together a special tribute for retiring president Dr. Eric McKeithan today. McKeithan got a flash mob. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Wilmington misses out on anti-bullying documentary

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Wilmington fell just short of pulling in enough votes to bring a documentary on bullying to the Port City. Full story...
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NC college's students propose fee increase

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While many college students in North Carolina have protested the rising cost of higher education, students at Guilford College are saying they should pay more. Full story...
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UNC offers admission to 7,571 first-year students from a record 29,486 applicants

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has offered admission to 7,571 outstanding first-year students. The admitted candidates were chosen from a record 29,486 applicants-an increase of 24 percent over last year and 47 percent over five years ago. Full story...
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Brunswick County Board of Education votes to return schools to traditional start schedule

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Brunswick County Schools are going back to the future for next year's school schedule. During Tuesday night's Board of Education meeting, members voted 3-2 to return all schools to a traditional start schedule during the 2012-13 school year. It is anticipated the start time for all schools will return to 8 a.m. Full story...
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Poll: Disappointing marks for N.C. public schools

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North Carolinians are unhappy with their public schools. According to a monthly poll by the Civitas Institute, more than half (52 percent) of respondents rated North Carolina’s public school system as “Only fair” (37 percent) or “Poor” (15percent). Full story...
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