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Does Redistricting Really Mean Re-Segregating?

Updated: 02/20/2011 - Around 20 community members in Pitt County met to discuss their concerns with the school board’s recent decision to redistrict schools in the area.

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Obama Calls For Investments In Education, R&D

Posted: 02/19/2011 - President Barack Obama says the U.S. must invest in research and development, science, and especially education — or risk seeing the technological breakthroughs of the future happen in some other country.

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Charter School Changes Approved By Senate Panel

Updated: 02/16/2011 - A bill to eliminate North Carolina's current limit of 100 charter schools has been approved by a Senate committee despite complaints it lacks accountability to ensure opportunity for at-risk students.

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Perdue Talks Education, Small Business To Legislature

Posted: 02/14/2011 - Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue says she'll offer a two-year budget proposal that will pay for every current state-funded position in public school classrooms while reducing corporate tax rates to make them the lowest in the Southeast.

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NC Boy Scouts Report To State Legislature

Posted: 02/15/2011 - The Boy Scouts will present their Report to the State and announce that they provided more than triple the number of service hours they pledged to perform in 2010.

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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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