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Education

State of Our Schools: Education Issues

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videoMany people think our country's future rests on how well we educate our children. There is growing concern that American children are falling behind. Full story...
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Program helping diverse high school students improve their communities

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A new program at UNC Wilmington is helping diverse high school students improve their communities. The program is called "Need 2 Lead." Full story...
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Local student named female athlete of the year

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Pender High senior Jannetta Robinson earned the award for her outstanding athletic achievements during her high school career. Full story...
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NC officials reverse college admissions policy for illegal immigrants

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videoThe state now says illegal immigrants will be prohibited from pursuing degrees at North Carolina community colleges, at least until state officials figure out whether a mandate passed six months ago to enroll illegal immigrants violates federal laws. Full story...
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'Kids Making It' helps at-risk youth

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video"Kids Making It" is a wood working program that helps at-risk youth in Wilmington. Full story...
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Local children prepare for kindergarten

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videoThe time has come for four-year-olds to say good bye to pre-school and hello to kindergarten. Full story...
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Community helps students with field trip

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videoLast week we told you about a group of fifth graders in Southport: a thief took the money the class had saved and admission tickets for a trip to Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. School administrators say our coverage of the theft led to an outpouring of support from the community and beyond. Full story...
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Class trip money stolen from fifth graders

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videoEvery year fifth graders at Southport Christian School raise money for a class trip to Williamsburg. This year their hard work may not pay off. Full story...
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AVID program helps place students in college

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Not all young people have the means to go to college right out of high school. One education program in New Hanover County is finding ways help. Full story...
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Wilmington school will undergo big change

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videoAfter students get back from summer vacation, a Wilmington school will undergo a name change and much more. Full story...
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College grads struggle to find work

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Earlier this week we reported how the struggling economy means fewer summer jobs for college students. Full story...
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Hoggard senior can't take freshman girlfriend to prom

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videoIt's springtime and for local high school students that means prom time. One local teen says he's not going and school administrators are to blame. A local mom says her son's date is being left out. Full story...
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Students wear empty holsters in protest

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Monday we told you about a group of UNCW students pushing to allow concealed weapons on campus for self-defense. Full story...
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Civil War coming to Brunswick Community College

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The Civil War is coming to Brunswick Community College. This weekend Civil War re-enactors -- like those at the Cameron Art Museum back in February -- will be part of Back in Time, sponsored by BCC's Institute of Lifelong Learning. Full story...
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Should college students be allowed to carry weapons on campus?

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videoTwo deadly shootings over the past year have raised the issue of self-defense. In Wilmington a group of UNCW students is pushing to allow guns. Full story...
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