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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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Governor Perdue Talks Education In ENC

Updated: 03/12/2010 - Thursday Governor Perdue spoke before students and staffers at Pamlico Community College about the importance of preparing high school students for college and jobs of tomorrow.

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Military Spouse Assistance Program Will Resume

Posted: 03/11/2010 - WITN first reported on the termination of the Military Spouse Career Advancement program last week after a Marine wife contacted us with the problem.

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Kansas City, Mo., Closing Nearly Half Its Schools

Updated: 03/11/2010 - The Kansas City school board narrowly approved a plan Wednesday night to close nearly half the district's schools in a desperate bid to avoid a potential bankruptcy.

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Group Aims To Reduce Spanking In NC Schools

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Children's advocates in North Carolina who lost a political tussle over corporal punishment in the public schools last year are trying again this year by focusing on a spanking ban for children with disabilities.

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U.S. Lays Out Set Of Common School Standards

Posted: 03/10/2010 - The nation's governors and state school chiefs will propose standards Wednesday for what students should learn in English and math, from kindergarten through high school, a crucial step in President Obama's campaign to raise academic standards across the country.

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Top Home-School Texts Dismiss Darwin, Evolution

Posted: 03/08/2010 - Christian-based textbooks are dominant in a growing home-school education market that encompasses more than 1.5 million students in the U.S. -- and that's apparently how most home-school parents prefer it.

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School Is Sending $10,000 To Haiti

Posted: 03/05/2010 - Through various fundraisers and a generous donation, the Rocky Mount Academy raised $10,002.77 for Haiti earthquake victims.

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Dropout Rate Problems Persist

Updated: 03/05/2010 - Roanoke Rapids City Schools, Pitt County Schools and Beaufort County Schools have some of the highest high school dropout rates in the state.

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Student Suspended For Covering Mouth With Duct Tape

Updated: 03/04/2010 - A student in the east is kicked out of school for refusing to take duct tape off his mouth. He says he was expressing his religious freedom, but school officials say he was causing a disruption.

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Pitt County Students Lose Memorial Day Holiday

Updated: 03/03/2010 - Pitt County students will lose their Memorial Day holiday, thanks to Wednesday's snow. The school system also says students will report as normal on Thursday.

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DOD Suspends Education Program

Updated: 03/02/2010 - The Department of Defense launched the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MYCAA, last March as a way to give military spouses access to education and training for portable careers.

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