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New Hanover County Schools

New initiatives designed to keep kids safe at school and home

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videoThe school year is fast approaching, and for some has already arrived. In a news conference today New Hanover County officials presented two new initiatives targeted toward child safety in and out of school. Full story...
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Video phone system latest security upgrade for New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoThis fall many parents of kids in kindergarten through middle school will see new intercom phones at the front entrances to their schools in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Ashley High School teacher turnover 'average'

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videoTurns out, turnover at Ashley High School in Wilmington is higher than WWAY was originally told. However, the number is on par with other schools in the area. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State budget puts brakes on drivers ed funding

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videoDrivers education, a rite of passage for many teens, is losing state funding and putting the financial burden on schools. This has parents, students and educators wondering how safe our roads will be once the state stops fueling the program. Full story...
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Dr. Tim Markley Speaks Out About School Concerns

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videoOne month and three days after we requested an interview, New Hanover County School's Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley agreed to an interview. We started with concerns about Ashley High School and the teacher satisfaction survey that showed most of their teachers were unhappy. Full story...
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Workshop helping Ashley faculty, administration move forward

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Teachers were back at Ashley High School today having a meeting about the upcoming school year and how to make Ashley better. This comes on the heels of surveys where teachers expressed their dissatisfaction with the school's administration. Full story...
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Controversy over child with illness

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video New Hanover County School system denies request for school reassignment for a child with illness. Full story...
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$160M bond referendum takes the next step towards November ballot

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video A 160-million-dollar bond referendum takes the next step towards the November ballot in New Hanover County. A capital needs study shows New Hanover County Schools are overcrowded and need renovations. This bond would fund those projects, but not all of the commissioners want it to get passed. Full story...
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Ashley HS principal responds to criticism from faculty

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videoWe've told you about issues concerning teacher's satisfaction with the leadership at Ashley High School. Tonight the leader of that school is speaking out. Jackson Norvell has been principal at Ashley for a little more than a year. He says that teachers who say he is vindictive and retaliatory are not telling the truth. Full story...
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Ashley High School leadership under fire

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videoThe level of dissatisfaction from teachers at Ashley High School in Wilmington is growing. We told you last week about the initial, dismal, results of those teacher satisfaction surveys. Tonight we've learned about a second survey sent out in response to the initial survey and what it shows us the school seems to be concerned about the initial survey results. Full story...
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Some Teachers Unhappy With Ashley High School

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videoAs a student at Ashley High School, Eason Saffo has concerns. “I don't think they're being treated fairly by the administration,” Saffo said. They are teachers and he took his concerns to the school board Tuesday. Full story...
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Students Skype with aquanauts

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Fifth grade students at Eaton Elementary School joined marine explorers Thursday morning for an underwater mission. Well, sort of. Full story...
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Taxes on the rise, some local leaders frustrated

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videoThe county's 'credit card' bill so to speak is getting higher and higher with that cost eventually passed onto the taxpayer. Some local leaders feel the spending is out of control. Meanwhile, others feel new spending on the horizon is a cost we all just have to bear. Full story...
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Nourish NC makes sure kids don't go hungry over summer break

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videoFifty-one percent of the students in New Hanover County are eligible for free or reduced lunch. That means, school might be the only place they get a good meal, but now school is out for the summer. Full story...
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