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Website started for UNCW track, $115K raised so far to save program

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video A website has been started to save the UNCW track program. Even with more than $115,000 already raised on the site, university officials say it will not change the future of the cut program. Full story...
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NC school board looks at virtual charter schools

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North Carolina's statewide school board could decide next month whether it's time to launch the state's first online charter schools run by companies and depending heavily on parents or other adults to guide students. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Carla Simon

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videoCarla Simon has only lived in the Cape Fear area for nine months, but she has already discovered a classroom of students that inspire her. Full story...
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Students react to UNCW athletic cuts

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videoUNCW has had their fair share of financial troubles in the athletic department. Just last year the swimming and diving program was on the chopping block, and now four track and field teams are going to be cut. Full story...
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Name sought for new school in New Hanover County

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videoNew Hanover County Schools is planning to build a new elementary school. Now the district is looking for a name. Full story...
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UPDATE: StarNews moves lawsuit against charter school group

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videoThe StarNews says it has not ended its lawsuit against a charter school group that operates four charter schools in the area. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Deborah Cotton

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video Sometimes we need change in our lives to make ourselves happier. Whether it is something as small as a haircut or something as big as relocating, at times a change of scenery can help us feel complete. Full story...
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Pender High gets new healthcare center on campus

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videoA new school health center is open at Pender High School. It's right on the school's campus. Health workers provide everything from check-ups to immunizations. Full story...
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NC could encourage history class lessons

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The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles. Full story...
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NC could encourage history class lessons

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The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles. Full story...
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