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New Hanover County Schools

ONLY ON 3: Families say coach came looking for alleged victims night before assaults

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video An assistant football coach at Hoggard High School has been arrested after an incident at the school last week. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has charged Joseph Clinton Brown Jr. with five counts of simple assault and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Family searching for answers after girl's death on school bus

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videoThe family of a little girl with special needs continues to mourn her death and search for answers. Jamiah Batts died on her school bus last month. Full story...
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Family of disabled student files complaint against New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoA second family has filed a civil rights complaint against New Hanover County Schools. According to the group NC Fear Free Education, the family of a child enrolled in the school district filed a 98-page complaint yesterday with the Office of Civil Rights division of the US Department of Education. Full story...
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Eaton Elementary back open tomorrow on two-hour delay

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Eaton Elementary will reopen tomorrow after water damage forced it to close today. Students will be on a two-hour delay, according to New Hanover County Schools. Teachers and staff should report at normal times. Full story...
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Investigators wait for information in death of child on school bus

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video New details in the death of an eight-year-old special needs student at school yesterday. Police say an autopsy was performed on Jamiah Batts this morning. Full story...
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Special needs student dies after arriving at school on bus

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video A student from Rachel Freeman School of Engineering died this morning after arriving at school. Wilmington Police Department spokesman Det. Kevin Smith said the eight-year-old girl was unresponsive when a school bus for special needs students arrived at the school. Full story...
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Mom, girls charged after fight at school

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A New Hanover County mother is charged for assaulting a teenager during a fight at Ashley High School. 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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School lockdowns ended

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The lockdowns at Hoggard High School, Roland-Grise Middle School and the Learning Center are over. 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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New Hanover County Schools announces 2012 Science Fair winners

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The New Hanover County Science Fair was held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 on the campus of Murray Middle School. Nearly two hundred students in grades 3-12 participated. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. drop-out rate drops

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video More New Hanover County students are staying in school instead of dropping out. The school district says the 23.4 percent decrease in the overall dropout rate is a big step in the right direction. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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