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Advocacy group forces changes to services for dyslexic kids

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has been ordered to make changes that advocates hope will improve services for children with dyslexia.

Superintendent: 70K NC students promoted despite reading skills

North Carolina’s superintendent of public instruction is alleging that more than 70,000 third-grade students have been wrongly promoted since 2014 even though they did not meet mandated reading requirements.

Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in North Carolina schools

A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said.

Report finds handful of charter schools on money watch list

Only about 4 percent of North Carolina's more than 150 charter schools are on a financial watch list tracking taxpayer money going to the non-traditional public schools.

Education agency says jobs aren’t restored with other funds

North Carolina's education department says it's cut $2.5 million from its budget and eliminated about 20 positions without tapping into new funds from the legislature earmarked to help early-grade children with reading.

Charter school oversight change gets final legislative OK

The General Assembly has agreed to change the laws governing the oversight and approval of North Carolina's rapidly growing charter schools.

North Carolina rolls out online physical education classes

North Carolina's Virtual Public School will be launching an online high school physical education class this fall.

North Carolina high schools suspend driver’s education

At least one-third of North Carolina's school systems are suspending their driver's education programs this summer until they learn whether they'll receive any state money to help pay for the classes.

FIRST ON 3: Pruden lands $57,000, 7-month state job

videoIt did not take long for former Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Dr. Edward Pruden to land a new job.

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UNCW holds parking lot pep rally for NHRMC healthcare workers

The Novant parking lot filled with bubbles, pom poms, and support as UNCW nursing and health staff members surprised NHRMC medical staff with a pep rally.

Organizations to host Wilmington municipal candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, New Hanover County NAACP, and Cape Fear Housing Coalition are hosting a City of Wilmington Mayoral & Municipal Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. via zoom. 

Pfizer booster shots available in New Hanover, Brunswick counties for eligible patients

Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots are now available in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, days after receiving FDA approval.

Video game design studio opens up shop in downtown Wilmington

A game design company which develops software, game content, and gaming systems for lotteries and charitable gaming opened a new studio in Wilmington on Monday.