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Tight Budgets Whittle Away Time In Classroom

Posted: 07/06/2011 - After several years of state and local budget cuts, thousands of school districts across the nation are gutting summer-school programs, cramming classes into four-day weeks or lopping days off the school year, even though virtually everyone involved in education agrees that American students need more instruction time.

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NYC Budget Deal Averts 4,000 Teacher Layoffs

Posted: 06/25/2011 - New York City lawmakers reached a budget deal Friday that will avert the layoffs of about 4,000 teachers partly through union concessions, but the city won't pay to replace thousands more public school instructors who quit or retire this year, officials said.

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Pay To Play Benched In Pitt County

Updated: 06/23/2011 - The Pitt County Board of Education's finance committee has decided to sideline the proposed student athlete fees.

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Young Ladies Becoming A.W.A.R.E.

Updated: 06/22/2011 - Young teens in the east are becoming A.W.A.R.E of what it's like to become an electrician or engineer.

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Teens Accused In School Vandalism

Updated: 06/21/2011 - Three teens are in trouble with the law after Beaufort police say they vandalized a middle school last week. One of those had just graduated from the middle school and lives in the neighborhood.

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New Law Eliminates NC Charter Schools Cap

Updated: 06/18/2011 - Governor Beverly Perdue says a bill she signed into law eliminating the 100-school limit on charter schools will provide more public school choices.

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NC House Targets Funding Of NC Teacher Advocacy Group

Posted: 06/08/2011 - North Carolina's leading advocacy group for teachers is facing the prospect of losing its largest source of revenue as the Democrat-backed group faces a hostile Republican legislative leadership.

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Graduation Rates Report Gives NC Improved Marks

Posted: 06/08/2011 - Gov. Beverly Perdue and state education leaders say a new outside report on graduation rates is proof North Carolina is moving its public schools in the right direction.

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Bill Blocking Low-Interest School Loans Revived

Posted: 06/08/2011 - North Carolina Republican lawmakers are organizing a way around one of Gov. Beverly Perdue's vetoes so that nearly two dozen community colleges can refuse low-interest federal student loans.

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Charter School Advocates Want NC Cap Removed

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Advocates of legislation to remove the current 100-school cap for charter schools in North Carolina are worried the effort is getting lost as this year's regular session of the General Assembly may be winding down.

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Details Of NC Budget Passed By Legislature

Posted: 06/04/2011 - Highlights of the $19.7 billion budget for North Carolina state government for the 2011-12 fiscal year tentatively given final approval Saturday by the state House.

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