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Senate Panel Hears Sweeping Charters Proposal

Posted: 02/02/2011 - Senate Republicans have proposed sweeping changes to North Carolina's charter school law that would eliminate a 100-school cap and create a new commission to oversee them.

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Debate To Begin On Charter School Bill

Posted: 02/02/2011 - A bill seeking elimination of North Carolina's 100-school limit on charter schools is getting its first debate in the General Assembly.

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Vigil Protests Bill To Ban Illegals At State Colleges, Universities

Posted: 02/02/2011 - A group of people in Eastern Carolina joined with other cities throughout the state to hold a vigil in hopes lawmakers will listen to their plea to not pass the HB-11 bill sent to the North Carolina general assembly which would ban illegal immigrants from attending state colleges and universities.

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Parents Say Kids Were Locked In Janitor's Closet

Updated: 02/02/2011 - Two Fayetteville parents have filed separate lawsuits saying their elementary school children were punished by being locked in a janitor's closet known as "The Dungeon."

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Elmhurst Elementary Students On "Sunrise"

Updated: 02/01/2011 - Students from Elmhurst Elementary in Greenville asked the community to support their blood drive by visiting WITN News at Sunrise Tuesday.

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Group Rallies For Immigrant Access To Education

Updated: 02/01/2011 - With more restrictions possible for illegal immigrants seeking to attend college in North Carolina, one group is rallying in Greenville and across the state in support of easier access to higher education.

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ECU To Treat Problems Affecting Combat Veterans

East Carolina University

Posted: 01/28/2011 - East Carolina University is attracting federal support for a new program to help returning veterans by bringing the work of a number of researchers under one roof.

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NC Teacher Group Now Supports Lifting Charter Cap

Posted: 01/21/2011 - North Carolina's chief teacher lobbying organization is suggesting it won't oppose lifting the current limit on charter schools as Republicans take over the Legislature next week.

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Manhunt Forces School Lockdown

Posted: 01/18/2011 - Duplin County School Superintendent Dr. Auston Obasohan says they locked down Chinquapin Elementary School as a precautionary measure.

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UNC President Looks For Duplication In System

Posted: 01/15/2011 - The president of North Carolina's university system says he wants a review of academics to find potential duplications that can be cut to save money.

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Obama Readies New Focus On Education

Posted: 01/15/2011 - President Barack Obama is putting education reform at the forefront of his agenda as he prepares for his State of the Union address and adjusts to the new reality of a divided government. But trouble signs are already emerging.

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