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Colleges Checking Facebook During Recruiting Process

Updated: 03/02/2011 - Teenagers need to pay close attention to a new survey. It found 82% of college admission offices check Facebook during the recruiting process. We spoke director of undergraduate admissions at East Carolina University.

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School Board Looks Inward

Posted: 02/28/2011 - A special meeting of the Pitt County Board of Education Monday night will look at the policies that govern the board.

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Connecticut Loses 'No Child Left Behind' Legal Challenge

Posted: 02/22/2011 - The U.S. Supreme Court decided Tuesday against hearing Connecticut's challenge to the federal No Child Left Behind law, ending the state's six-year lawsuit over how to pay for the stepped-up student testing considered one of the law's cornerstones.

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Fundraiser To Help With College Expenses

Updated: 02/22/2011 - Hundreds of people showed up at a scholarship fundraiser Tuesday night in efforts to make it easier on some students to attend Pitt Community College.

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Does Redistricting Really Mean Re-Segregating?

Updated: 02/19/2011 - 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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