The North Carolina State Board of Education on Monday voted unanimously to seek a one-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for federal student testing and accountability requirements for the 2019-20 school year because of school closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
As tens of thousands of students across southeastern North Carolina sit at home at a time they would normally be in school, some public school districts are preparing to launch online classes. It remains unclear when students will be able to return to their classrooms.
After a large showing of support for New Hanover High School Coach Richard Foy at the New Hanover County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night, many were left confused regarding the status of his employment.
Thousands of people have signed a petition requesting Rick Holliday’s name be removed from the Laney High School Football Stadium. The former Laney High School principal abruptly retired from his job with New Hanover County Schools last summer in the midst of a teacher sex abuse scandal.
While the New Hanover County Schools district and its Board of Education continue to deal with the fallout of a third employee being arrested on sex crime charges in the past two years, many parents have turned their frustration toward the district’s administration, including Superintendent Dr. Tim
After a week of turmoil within the New Hanover County School district following the arrest of band instructor Peter Frank, the district hosted a support night for parents of Roland Grise Middle and Hoggard High schools.
Parents packed the New Hanover County School Board meeting Tuesday, demanding for superintendent Tim Markley to be removed. Many of those parents and even a 12-year-old girl spoke out about the school sex scandal.
As part of the second-grade curriculum, students learn about people all over the world. Mrs. Dolan wants to give her students the opportunity to write about their own lives in the form of a personal narrative.
It was an unusually full board meeting at CFCC on Thursday night. Many faculty attended to see what would happen when the Board of Trustees met for the first time to discuss recently disclosed concerns about President Jim Morton’s leadership by two executives who just resigned.
6-8 grade students at Cedar Grove Middle School in Supply are getting ready for a Science Olympiad March 7 at UNCW. Their teacher, Patricia Gilliand, is asking for donation on the Donors Choose website to purchase tools to help them get prepared.
The Cape Fear Center for Inquiry suspended use of its seclusion room last fall after the family of a seven-year-old student filed a grievance against the public charter school. The school admitted that the room — and its policies for the room — did not meet minimum state standards.
While David says the board only has one anonymous letter, during the last several weeks, WECT has spoken to more than two dozen current and former employees of CFCC who voiced similar concerns about CFCC President Morton.
During a special called meeting of the Board of Education, members voted unanimously for Option 1, to re-district elementary school and middle school students in the Northern Portion of Brunswick County.
Two former executives at Cape Fear Community College are speaking publicly about why they recently left their jobs with the college. Several others at the highest levels of the college echoed their concerns.
“Nobody wants to close schools, but we really don’t have an option at this point if we want to insure that we can continue to educate kids in the most effective way,” said Superintendent Deanne Meadows.
It could cost students more to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the 2020-21 school year. The UNCW Board of Trustees are expected to vote on a potential tuition increase Friday afternoon.
The 5th annual Wrightsville Plunge, hosted by Communities in Schools, is set for January 1, New Year’s Day. The festivities for the “Plungin’ for a Purpose” begin at 11 a.m. with the plunge taking place at noon.
New Hanover County Schools administrators are preparing to launch a new phone app that will help parents track their child’s school bus. The Parent Portal Bus Tracking Application won’t officially go live until January 2, but administrators are doing a soft roll out this month to help people get fam