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NC Counties To Get $24M For Broadband Internet

Posted: 04/01/2010 - The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded $24 million to a nonprofit group to attract $78 million in federal dollars for high-speed Internet access across North Carolina.

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Student Loan Change: What’s In It For You?

Posted: 03/31/2010 - Bigger grants for college students who need them. Relaxed payment terms for students with loans. More money for community colleges and historically black institutions.

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North Carolina Reading Scores

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Some new numbers on how North Carolina kids rate in reading compared the national average have been released. You may be surprised how some of our state's students match up.

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"Kick Butt Day"

Updated: 03/30/2010 - In North Carolina, over 19 percent of high school students smoke. That's why schools across the country took part in a nationwide campaign called "Kick Butt Day."

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Wake School Board Ends Busing To Achieve Diversity

Posted: 03/23/2010 - School officials in North Carolina's capitol city have given final approval to a plan that would roll back the district's policy on busing students to achieve diversity.

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ECU & Health Care

Updated: 03/22/2010 - Universal Health Care is now something our state is already imposing on students who attend one of the 16 universities in the UNC system which includes ECU.

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Paulson To Talk Economy At UNC

Updated: 03/22/2010 - The man who spearheaded the Bush Administration's $700 billion bank bailout fund is explaining his decisions to a North Carolina crowd.

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Tight Budgets Squeezing Out Teacher Jobs

Updated: 03/19/2010 - As federal stimulus dollars begin to dry up sometime next year--that could force some teachers to hit the unemployment line.

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Mold Shuts Down School

Posted: 03/19/2010 - An elementary school in coastal North Carolina has been closed because of mold, and students are being moved to another school for the rest of the year.

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Possible Suicide String Has Cornell On Edge

Posted: 03/17/2010 - Cornell University, an Ivy League school known for its spectacular gorges and haunted by a reputation for suicides, took the extraordinary step of posting lookouts on bridges and going door-to-door to check on students after three undergrads plunged to their deaths in the past month.

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Pepsi Cuts Sugary Drinks From Schools Globally

Posted: 03/17/2010 - PepsiCo plans to remove sugary drinks from schools worldwide, following the success of programs in the U.S. aimed at cutting down on childhood obesity.

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Updated: School Board Votes Yes, Honors Taft

Updated: 03/15/2010 - The resolution, with the full backing of the board, recalls that at her final meeting on the Pitt County Board of Education, she challenged fellow board members to remember that "nothing was as important as the children."

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Obama Seeks To Overhaul ‘No Child Left Behind’

Updated: 03/14/2010 - President Barack Obama is promising parents and their kids that with his administration's help they will have better teachers in improved schools so U.S. students can make up for academic ground lost against youngsters in other countries.

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