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NEW INFO: NC Senate Passes Common Core Replacement Bill

Updated: 06/06/2014 - The state Senate has passed a proposal that's likely to remove North Carolina from the list of states adhering to Common Core standards for what children should learn in the public schools.

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Religion In Schools Bill Passes NC House Panel

Updated: 06/03/2014 - Legislation designed to make clear how North Carolina students can participate in religious activities in the public schools has cleared a House panel, even as a lawmaker warned a phrase could lead to lawsuits.

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NC Plan Would Join States Ending Teacher Tenure

Updated: 05/31/2014 - North Carolina legislators want to scrap a law that prevents ineffective teachers from being removed from the classroom. But teachers have been fighting the move, saying they need protection from malicious schoolhouse politics.

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Senate Drops Budget Proposal That Would Look At Closing ECSU

Updated: 05/30/2014 - The North Carolina Senate has dropped a provision in their budget proposal that would have directed the University of North Carolina System to study the feasibility of shuttering any university that's lost more than 20% of its students since 2010.

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Onslow County Schools Adjusting Start Times

Updated: 05/30/2014 - School officials say the change will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in bus costs. It will also synchronize the high school start times to offer students more academic opportunities.

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Brain Food For Kids Prepping For End Of Year Tests

Updated: 05/29/2014 - Students are about to start taking their End of Grade and End of Course tests in Eastern Carolina. They've been filling their heads with knowledge all year, and parents can help students be at their best with smart food choices.

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Duplin County Trying To Contain Whooping Cough Outbreak

Updated: 05/28/2014 - So far this year, Duplin County leads the state with the number of confirmed cases at 35. The county has another 14 probable cases and two more suspected cases, according to county health officials.

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NC Aiming To Require Meningitis Vaccine For School

Posted: 05/17/2014 - North Carolina's public health rulemaking body is closing in on requiring seventh graders to be vaccinated against potentially deadly meningitis and related diseases starting next summer.

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