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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>>

Stores have a solid start to back-to-school season

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The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales. 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>>

Join 9 On Your Side for our School Supplies Drive

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It’s August and that means that a new school year is right around the corner. But before the first day, 9 On Your Side will be collecting school supplies to help give those students in need the best possibility of having success in the classroom.  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>>

Application error could cost Craven Co. schools Video included

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An error on Craven County school's Federal Impact Aid application could cost them about $250,000. More>>

Pamlico latest county to offer free lunch

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Pamlico County becomes the latest school system offering free lunch and breakfast to all of its students. More>>

Onslow school board bans corporal punishment Video included

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Onslow County schools ban the spanking of students. More>>

Electric cooperatives offer teachers chance for grants, gift cards

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Our state's teachers once again have a chance to win a $100 gift card and a grant. More>>

Pitt County Schools expected to lose teacher assistants with state budget Video included

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The Pitt County School system is expected to lose more than 14 teacher assistant positions with the new state budget. More>>

Pitt County "Early College High School" moves forward Video included

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The Pitt County Board of Education is moving ahead with allowing some students to get a college degree while in high school. More>>

Stuff the Bus school supply drive this weekend in Carteret County

"Stuff the Bus" school supply drive this weekend in Carteret County

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The annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive will begin this weekend in Carteret County. More>>

School board to discuss future of STEM Early College High School Video included

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The Pitt County School Board is set to meet Monday night to discuss the future of the STEM Early college High School and what it could mean for students in our area.  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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