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Education

Vice President Biden to visit N.C. for campaign stump

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting North Carolina this week to join his wife in stumping for the Obama Administration's push for community colleges. Full story...
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Feds look into NHCS seclusion rooms

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video The controversy over New Hanover County Schools' use of seclusion rooms is now the subjection of a federal investigation. The Department of Education's Civil Rights Office is looking into a claim that seclusion rooms are only being used on students with disabilities. Full story...
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UNCW students react to latest tuition hike

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videoHigher education has a higher price tag. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted today to increase tuition for the next school year by more than nine percent. After news of about a nine-percent increase for the upcoming school year, students at UNCW say these tuition hikes are far from fair. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue sheds some light on plan to draw big employer to Cape Fear

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she met with a big employer last week about setting up shop in our region, but details are still very hush-hush. Full story...
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UNC panel recommends 8.8 percent tuition increase

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A University of North Carolina Board of Governors committee has recommended a proposal that would see college costs rise by more than $400 per student on average. Full story...
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Virgo to reopen with new plan, vision

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video D.C. Virgo Middle School will once again open its doors, but not in a way administrators planned. Recently, the state denied the school's application for charter status, so the school will be a public school, with a twist. Full story...
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School board defends seclusion rooms, reopens Virgo

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video As a parent, no one wants to have their child locked in a seclusion room, while intended for the child’s safety, the rooms can be frightening. Full story...
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UNCW named 'Best Value'

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For the fourth consecutive year, Princeton Review has named UNCW one of the nation's "Best Value" public colleges and universities. Full story...
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