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Brunswick County Schools prepare for state-wide performance grades

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videoEvery school excluding alternative schools will be given an overall grade from A through F. State-wide performance grades were enacted by the 2013-2014 General Assembly. Full story...
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Courts, revenues could alter NC legislature's school agenda

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The public school agenda at the upcoming General Assembly session will almost certainly involve raising minimum salaries for teachers and considering what merit pay should look like in North Carolina. Otherwise, the K-12 education agenda before the Legislature is largely up in the air heading into Wednesday, when lawmakers reconvene for this year's work period. Full story...
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Experts recommended delaying start times for middle and high schools

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video The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to delay start times of middle and high schools students. With teens whose natural sleep cycles make it difficult to fall asleep before 11 pm, AAP recommends schools start classes at 8:30 am or later. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD gives a jolt to the start of the school year!

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videoSomething was percolating inside cape fear community college's union station today. The WWAY Surprise Squad teamed up with Perry's Emporium to give folks quite a jolt. Full story...
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The SURPRISE SQUAD goes back-to-school shopping

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video Buying back-to-school supplies can come at a hefty cost. WWAY teamed up with Alan Perry and Perry's Emporium again for the Surprise Squad. Full story...
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Sex offender stopped on school campus

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videoA man registered as a sex offender was picked up at a Brunswick County school yesterday with the help of new technology. James Fowler was arrested at Supply Elementary School when he attempted to attend an awards ceremony hosted by the school. Full story...
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Raleigh couple gives NC State $3 million

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A Raleigh couple is giving North Carolina State University $3 million to start a program to help rural students get into the school. Full story...
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Split NC education board OKs new testing levels

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A split North Carolina State Board of Education has agreed to change how students will be labeled based on standardized test scores in a move which means more students will be considered proficient in skills and courses. Full story...
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Nourish NC packs boxes with food for families in need

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videoTwo Wilmington Rotary Clubs helped Nourish NC pack boxes full of food for families in need in the Cape Fear Wednesday. Friday afternoon, the boxes will be delivered to families across the Port City to ensure they have food to eat this weekend. Full story...
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NC school board considering abstinence grants for Bladen, Duplin Co.

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North Carolina's school board is expected to distribute about $800,000 to 19 rural public school districts to help teach children to abstain from sex. Full story...
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