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What's happening to Common Core in NC? Video included

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The General Assembly passed a law this summer opponents of Common Core hope will derail its use in North Carolina's public schools. More>>

Pitt County early college awaits General Assembly approval Video included

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Another high school option for Pitt County students is just a step away from becoming a reality. More>>

Pitt County high schools begin Virtual Academy for students Video included

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A new virtual academy at Pitt County Schools gives students another way to take the classes they need to graduate. More>>

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

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Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. More>>

Pitt County student brings pocket knife to school

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Some parents are concerned about the safety of their students after an incident at Wintergreen Intermediate School in Greenville. More>>

Go Science to transmit weather data Video included

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 The Sprout is on it's way now to be refurbished. When it's back at the center, students and the First Alert Weather Team will be able to use it to gather real-time weather data. More>>

New program aims to recruit and retain Beaufort Co. educators Video included

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Beaufort County is rolling out a new program aimed at retaining and recruiting educators in the county. More>>

College professors teach courses in Lenoir County high schools Video included

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High school students earning college credit just got a lot easier to do in Lenoir County. More>>

Duplin County school bus crash sends one student and driver to hospital Video included

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A Duplin County high school student and a school bus driver are recovering after a log truck crashed into their bus Thursday morning. More>>

School zone enforcement means large fines to ensure safety Video included

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 It's only the third day of school across eastern North Carolina and already there have been citations issued in school zones and accidents involving school buses. More>>

ECU bustling again with 27,000 students Video included

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Welcome back, Pirates! It's the first day of school for more than 27,000 students. More>>

Tuesday morning accident involving school bus in Ayden Video included

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A driver in Pitt County struck a school bus Tuesday morning. More>>

Goodwill Community Foundation to donate school supplies to kids in need

Goodwill Community Foundation donating school supplies to kids in need Video included

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Tuesday, the Goodwill Community Foundation continues to help some kids in the east head back to school prepared. More>>

AG Cooper offers back to school safety tips Video included

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It is back to school time and 9 On Your Side wants students and families to be prepared for a safe new school year. More>>

Class back in session for thousands across the east Video included

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Class is back in session for thousands of students. Monday was the first day of school for kids in eight counties.
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Students head back to class in Eastern North Carolina Video included

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It's the first day of school in Eastern North Carolina and many students are excited as they head back to class. More>>

Filing closes for vacant Pitt Co. Board of Education seat

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Voters in one Pitt County district have three people to choose from for a seat on the Board of Education. More>>

Late afternoon appeal against school voucher ruling

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North Carolina, political leaders and advocacy groups file an appeal to stop a judge's ruling against private school vouchers. More>>

School funding: Where does your county rank? Video included

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School districts all across the East continue to face state and federal budget cuts. More>>

Kids learn about the smallest of science Video included

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Hundreds of kids in eastern North Carolina learned about the smallest science on Friday morning. More>>

Pitt Co. partnership forms between education and business Video included

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It's a partnership in Pitt County that many waited years to see happen. More>>

Eastern NC school systems scrambling to find teachers Video included

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Many school systems in Pitt, Beaufort and Greene Counties are scrambling to fill vacant teacher positions before school starts next week. More>>

Governor briefed on new testing strategies Video included

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The Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee presented a review of testing standards to Governor Pat McCrory Thursday. More>>

LCPS begins to roll out iPad initiative for all students Video included

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A multi-million dollar technology initiative in Lenoir County, will eventually put an iPad in the hands of every student. More>>

ECU students move into dorms Video included

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New ECU students are moving into dorms all across campus. More>>

NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional Video included

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A North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. More>>

School bus safety essential for students, parents and drivers Video included

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The first day of school is quickly approaching and that means some changes for everyone on the roadways. More than 13,000 school buses are set to hit the road next week statewide and we want to make sure that everyone stays safe getting to where they need to be. More>>

Long list of supplies needed for students going back to school Video included

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With the start of a new school year comes a long list of things that all students will need throughout the year. More>>

New STEM lab at Ayden Middle School Video included

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Science, technology, engineering, and math is getting another boost for students in Pitt County.
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Uniforms make a difference for Pitt Co. students Video included

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Students are getting ready to head back to class but school supplies aren't the only thing that is needed in the classroom. Uniforms are necessary in Pitt County and the school district says there has been a positive impact in schools since the rule was put in place in 2008. More>>

Lenoir County teacher shines as STEM Teacher of the Month Video included

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Elizabeth Jackson's fifth graders are using I Pads to teach their fellow second graders lessons that take time and patience. It's a method called “teaching across grade levels.” According to Jackson having technology in the classroom makes it easy to learn from each other. “For them to go to the second graders and explain to them the newton's 3 laws of motion and have the second graders come back to me and explain them and understand them, then relate it math as week, that's mastery right the... More>>

Carteret Community College still recovering following November tornado Video included

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Students at Carteret Community College are headed back to class surrounded by construction. More>>

Drop in ECU education grads could lead to teacher shortage Video included

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East Carolina University's College of Education is seeing a drop in graduates, which could lead to a future teacher shortage. More>>

Roy Cooper addresses school safety with Beaufort County educators Video included

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A week before students arrive, the State Attorney General visits Beaufort County to talk keeping them safe. More>>

New ECU teachers arrive on campus Video included

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Monday marked the first day of orientation for new teachers at East Carolina University. Close to 150 arrived on campus, trying to familiarize themselves and to get ready for the start of school on Tuesday.
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Pitt Co. students to benefit from school supply drive Video included

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WNCT staff and on-air talent collected school supplies all day Friday as part of the 9 On Your Side School Supplies Drive. More>>

Back-to-school shopping means bargains Video included

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Students, parents and teachers alike may be basking in the last few weeks of summer and counting down to Labor Day getaways, but for retailers it was time to go back to school a month ago. More>>

Homeschooling surpasses private schooling in NC Video included

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For the first time, more students are being home-schooled than private schooled in North Carolina. More>>

Students celebrate back to school, complete scavenger hunt Video included

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A group of home school students in Pitt County challenged themselves to a scavenger hunt. More>>

School supply drive helps student focus on education Video included

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School is about week away in Pitt County and teachers are getting back to work to prepare for students. Some students though won't have what they need to start the school year off right. More>>

Pitt County teachers engage in curriculum, classroom training Video included

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Almost half of Pitt County’s school teachers are spending the last week of summer in the classroom. More>>

Initiative aims to lower PCC's dropout rate Video included

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Pitt Community College steps up its focus on a national initiative to lower student dropout rates. More>>

Carteret Co. Schools receives big donation Video included

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The Carteret County public school system received a big check Wednesday morning. More>>

Students learn what it takes to protect and serve Video included

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School is right around the corner and many kids are making the best of the last days of summer, squeezing in as many activities as possible. One group in Greenville is spending the week with the police learning all about what it takes to work as an officer. More>>

Pitt County Schools announces effort to reduce energy, save money Video included

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Pitt County Schools announces a new partnership to help reduce energy consumption throughout the school system and save money on utility bills. More>>

Onslow Co. schools roll out new security measures

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A local school system is taking extra precautions to keep the kids safe this upcoming school year. More>>

AG Cooper to address school safety in Beaufort Co.

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Next week, Attorney General Roy Cooper will be in the east for the back to school celebration for all Beaufort County Schools staff. More>>

NC boy asked to leave My Little Pony backpack at home, school said it caused disruption

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Grayson Bruce, is a 9-year-old who attends school in Buncombe County, North Carolina. One of his favorite cartoons is My Little Pony. The show has been around for decades along with toys, stuffed animals. More>>

South Central High assistant principal found not guilty of assault

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A South Central High School assistant principal charged with simple assault has been found not guilty. More>>

Time capsule project to help fund new Greenville science center Video included

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As part of our 60th anniversary, we're partnering with the organization Go-Science to help raise funds to build an all new state of the art science center in Greenville. More>>

Avid cellphone use by college kids tied to anxiety, lower grades

Ever feel a little addicted to your cellphone? More>>

9 On Your Side Spotlight: Day in the life of a teacher

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What does a teacher actually do in the classroom for seven hours a day, five days a week? And what challenges do they really face?  More>>

NC judge weighs improvement at poor schools

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A North Carolina judge is checking what taxpayers are getting for almost $8 billion being spent on public schools this year. More>>

Kids who exercise more may get better grades

Getting regular daily exercise of moderate to vigorous intensity may also boost students' academic performance, according to a new U.K. study. More>>

Too much texting may leave college kids sleepy

College students in search of a good night's sleep may want to put some distance between their pillow and their cell phone, new research suggests. More>>

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