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Political Squabbling Over Student Loans Continues

Posted: 06/22/2012 - With time running out for Congress to prevent a doubling of interest rates on federal student loans, the White House and Republican leaders exchanged accusations Thursday on who was to blame for the lack of an agreement.

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NC House Adds Private Tuition Break To Senate Bill

Posted: 06/19/2012 - The House has changed the Senate's public school overhaul bill to offer tax breaks to businesses that give money to nonprofits, which in turn dole out scholarships to North Carolina children to attend private schools.

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Dalton Endorsed By NCAE For Governor

Posted: 06/13/2012 - North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group has endorsed Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton to be the state's next governor.

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High School Band Director Out On Bond

Updated: 06/14/2012 - A local high school band director accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student did not appear before a judge this morning.

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Governor Offers Sweepstakes Machines Tax Option For Education

Updated: 06/07/2012 - Gov. Beverly Perdue wants North Carolina legislators to tax video sweepstakes machines as long as they're legal for more education money since lawmakers won't accept her earlier proposal to raise the sales tax.

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USDE Official Praises Havelock Middle Hands-On Technology Class

Updated: 06/13/2012 - U.S. Department of Education official Brenda Dann-Mesier was in the east Wednesday visiting a class in Craven County that's setting a new standard in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math skills to middle school students.

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State Appeals Court Considers Pre-K For At-Risk Kids

Posted: 06/05/2012 - North Carolina lawmakers are backtracking months after legislation that cut access to pre-kindergarten education for needy children and hours before that law is examined by an appeals court.

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Closings, Delays And Early Releases

Updated: 05/30/2012 - Several schools and organizations had to adjust their schedules Wednesday because of Beryl's remnants.

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NC Nonprofit Could Benefit From Tuition Law

Updated: 05/26/2012 - A nonprofit group that has lobbied hard for a law to let corporations use money for private school tuition scholarships instead of taxes could get some of the revenue from the proposal.

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Bill Aims To Help Bear Grass Charter School

Posted: 05/25/2012 - State Senator Clark Jenkins has introduced a bill in the Senate to help Bear Grass Charter School get the facility they need in order to open up by this fall.

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