- A former basketball player at the University of North Carolina has joined in a lawsuit which alleges the school failed to provide athletes a quality education by guiding them toward sham classes.
- A panel at the University of North Carolina is recommending the elimination of three university centers, including one whose director has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Pat McCrory.
- The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has banned Iranian international students from graduate programs in engineering and natural sciences. The university is trying to align its policies with Legislation Congress enacted back in August 2012.
- The ECU Interfraternity Council voted to lift the social moratorium put in place after a sexual assault was reported at a fraternity house, which police later determined did not happen.
- The Education Department says the latest high school graduation rate has reached 81 percent. An improvement from the year before, but it still means that about 1 out of 5 students is leaving high school without a diploma.
- The money will go to the Beaufort County Community College Welding Technology program, with about half being used to buy virtual welders that help students practice technique without wasting expensive material.
- Top Senate budget-writers have written an early-session spending bill that in part seeks to ensure a panel drafting new academic standards for North Carolina's public schools has money to perform its work.
- A state audit of the now closed charter school in Kinston found several issues with the financial management of the school, including thousands of dollars of payments to Principal Ozie Hall and his wife.
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