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Education

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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Kids learning about the economy

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videoThe economy and the $700 billion bailout plan has many people scratching heads. Wall Street is down a thousand points since the bailout plan was passed. Kids at Murray Middle school attempted to understand what is going on in the economy. Full story...
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UNCW offers course for new business managers

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Owners and managers of all-sized businesses can get some help from UNCW's Office of Professional Education. Full story...
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The success of Mary Mosley Performance Learning Center

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videoWith a little more than 60 students, the Mary Mosley Performance Learning Center in New Hanover County is giving at-risk students a chance to succeed in a much different classroom than you would expect. Full story...
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Gubernatorial candidates take on education

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videoThe governor's race between Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory and Lieutenant Governor Bev Perdue has been heated, with each candidate attacking the others record and stance on big issues. Full story...
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Internet classrooms reach New Hanover County

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videoNew Hanover County schools are using more and more technology in their curriculum that is allowing students to learn miles away from their teachers. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo Middle School's scores are up

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videoIn tonight's Connect with Kids Report, we revisit a story we brought you back in April. Every year, middle school students are expected to pass their end of grade exams. In the past, D.C. Virgo students came up short. Administrators were determined to change that. Full story...
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NHC Sheriff's Department still investigating Ashley vandalism

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Last week, WWAY showed you the mess at Ashley High School. Vandals broke nearly 90 windows. Full story...
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First day of school for many local kids

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videoThousands of students across New Hanover and Pender Counties headed back to school today. For some, it marked their first day as a brand new student. Full story...
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