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New Hanover County Schools

Finn to quit as principal of NHHS at end of month

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videoNew Hanover High School principal Todd Finn has announced he is leaving to accept a new position with a school in Henry County, GA. He will remain at NHHS until the end of December, a school district spokeswoman said. Full story...
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Laney's Gillespie named regional teacher of the year

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videoA Laney High School teacher was surprised this morning with a big honor. Tears filled Melissa Gillespie's eyes as she walked into the library, which was jam-packed with friends, family, coworkers and students. They were all there to honor her as North Carolina's Southeast Regional Teacher of the Year. Full story...
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Year after Sandy Hook shooting, local schools getting money for SROs

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video New Hanover and Brunswick County Schools should soon get state money for more resource officers. It's part of $7 million legislators allocated in this year's state budget. Counties must match one dollar for every two from the state. Full story...
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Fraternization policy heads for full school board

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board's Policy Committee approved the district's proposed fraternization policy for its first reading by the full board in January. Full story...
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NHCS Board urges state to repeal mandate

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videoDozens of teachers and their supporters wore red in support of education at the New Hanover County School Board meeting. "Right now there is a mass exodus of highly qualified, fabulous North Carolina teachers leaving," said Janna Robertson, a UNCW professor. Full story...
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Community discussions on gang problem continue Monday

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videoThe City of Wilmington continues its series of meetings on gangs with its third community conversation Monday night. Full story...
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UPDATE: NHCS doubles up bus runs following school bus vandalism

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video New Hanover County Schools are working to get routes back on schedule after someone vandalized several school buses parked between Laney High School and Trask Middle School over the weekend. Full story...
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School board attorney: No ban on 'Red for Ed'

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videoApparently New Hanover County teachers can still wear "Red for Ed" shirts at school. That's a reversal from less than two weeks ago when teachers were informed they could wear red, but could not wear the message "Red for Ed," which the school board said was a political statement not allowed under district policy. Full story...
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Protestors make school board see red

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As members of the New Hanover County Board of Education met for their meeting they were met by protestors who were Red for Ed. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. School District bans teachers from wearing 'Red for Ed' t-shirts

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videoTeachers in New Hanover County and elsewhere have been protesting education cuts and teacher pay by wearing red T-shirts to show their support for education. Now the New Hanover County School Board is the one seeing red and putting an end to it. Full story...
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Two Wilmington schools among lead for national contest

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videoA pair of Wilmington schools are among the leaders in a nationwide vote to award 20 schools a share of a $500,000 prize. U.S. Cellular says Williston Middle School and Sunset Park Elementary School are in the top 25 for the company's Calling All Communities campaign. Full story...
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Teacher indicted for drug possession resigns

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videoA New Hanover County teacher arrested earlier this year and later indicted for drug possession has quit her job. New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum says Catherine Elizabeth Entrocaso, 29, resigned Oct. 21. Full story...
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Teachers speak out at school board meeting to discuss tenure changes

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videoSome North Carolina teachers will have to make the grade if they want an increase in pay and a four year contract. The state legislature is making changes, which includes eliminating tenure by 2018. Tonight, the New Hanover County School Board met to discuss those changes. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board slated to continue talks on fraternization policy

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board's Policy Committee is scheduled to continue discussions on a new fraternization policy this afternoon. The board won't admit it, but an ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION uncovered that Superintendent Tim Markley has been having a relationship with his former administrative assistant, a internal relationship that the current policy doesn't address. The board will only say that it is attempting to change the policy to better match state policy. We will have multiple reporters at this afternoon's meeting and will have live reports starting at 5:00 p.m. on WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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Teachers make statement about education reforms, pay

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videoPublic school teachers around the state decked out in red hit the streets to take a stand against recent spending cuts. In New Hanover County, educators and even some parents and students stood outside their schools holding signs in support of better pay and benefits for teachers. Full story...
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