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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: 06/17/2011 - 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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Schools Still Facing Millions In Cuts

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Schools here in the East and across the state are scrambling to figure out just how much they'll have to cut and where to make those cuts.

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NC Judge Orders Hearing On Education Funding Cuts

Updated: 05/29/2011 - A judge monitoring a lawsuit over whether every child in North Carolina gets a sound education has ordered a hearing next month to decide if school funding cuts proposed by lawmakers will harm students too much.

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4-Year-Olds In Kindergarten? One State's Debate

Posted: 05/27/2011 - Erin Ferrantino rarely has to consult the birthday chart in her kindergarten classroom to pick out the Octobers, Novembers and Decembers. This year, there was the girl who broke down in tears after an hour’s work, and there was the boy who held a pencil with his fist rather than his fingers.

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