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NC community college rate break for vets proposed

Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. More>>

MId-year teacher resignations

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The largest school district in the state lost hundreds of teacher. 9OYS looked at the numbers in the East. More>>

Community college math course holds some back Video included

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Some community college students across the East are afraid they won't get their degree all because of one 4-week math course. More>>

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned... More>>

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. More>>

Teddy Bear Hospital treats patients at Belvior Elementary Video included

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Kindergarten and first graders at Belvoir Elementary experienced some hands on learning this morning at the school’s ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’.
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Wayne County teacher wins STEM Teacher of the Month Video included

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Norwayne Middle School Teacher Paul Casey remembers when he used to take shop class, he still has the gun rack and baseball he made.  More>>

Should Schools Introduce Dress Codes for Parents?

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If you’re a busy parent who brings your child to school each morning, you probably don't give much thought to what you throw on before heading out the door. But if your kid goes to school in Florida, you might soon have to ditch those yoga pants and starting dressing up for the drop-off. More>>

West Craven Middle School science teacher named STEM Teacher of the Month

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9 On Your Side is proud to honor our March STEM Teacher of the Month. More>>

LCPS turns to survey to improve school system Video included

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Public schools are increasingly trying to compete with alternative education and for Lenoir County, school officials are turning to the community for help. More>>

Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. More>>

New phone app to help during school emergencies

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An Oklahoma middleschooler, Genesis Franks, came up with an idea for an App last year to help out in case of a school shooting. More>>

ECU student picked to join Cisco 'Dream Team' in San Francisco

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An East Carolina University student has been selected as one of 10 students nationwide to serve on a “Dream Team” at an international education and training event. More>>

Teacher pay report leaves teachers frustrated

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State lawmakers met Monday to discuss teacher pay proposals but some on the committee felt left out. More>>

Inside the first regional state school in Plymouth Video included

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A new public high school in the East is completely focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears Video included

There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers. More>>

State lawmakers attempt to restore school vouchers Video included

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Two state lawmakers are planning to appeal an injunction in order to get thousands of children from low-income families into private schools.  More>>

Kinston High gets powerful Prom Night warning Video included

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Kinston Police and Fire partnered with Kinston High School to create a powerful warning for high school students headed from prom. More>>

Gov. McCrory: Millions coming back to community colleges

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Governor McCrory pushed a proposal Thursday to reinvest millions community colleges have saved into school training programs. More>>

Community reacts after shooting prompts school lockdown Video included

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The chairman of North Carolina's school safety task force and a parent are speaking out on the lockdown incident at D.H. Conley High School. More>>

Original play about Abraham Lincoln heads to PCC

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Play written by PCC instructor to be performed this weekend.  More>>

Drop-out rate up in Craven County, school crime down

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High-school drop out rates rose slightly last year in Craven County, though the numbers was still below the state's average.  More>>

‘Sold Out’ program inspires Pitt County Students

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Former pro football player Roman Gabriel III began his tour of high schools in Pitt County Thursday to promote positive choices to students. More>>

NC court won't free tax money to private schools

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A North Carolina appeals court is rejecting an effort by a pair of parents to reverse a judge who last month blocked a new law that would have allowed taxpayer money to go for tuition at private or religious schools. More>>

Pitt County Schools Dropout Rate Reaches Record Low

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The largest school system in Eastern North Carolina is reporting a record low dropout rate and decreases in crime and suspensions. Pitt County officials reported the findings as part of their 2012-13 Consolidated Data Report presented to the State Board of Education."Pitt County Schools is doing great things. We're working hard to keep our kids in school, our kids are staying in school," said Dr. Pokie Noland, Pitt County School's Director of Student Services.Officials say the dropout rate wa... More>>

Students respond to ECU PayScale report Video included

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Imagine spending tens of thousands of dollars on higher education and then, being told it may have been a waste of money. More>>

Plymouth educator in running for Teacher of the Year Video included

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The North Carolina Teacher of the Year will be announced Wednesday and an educator from the 9 On Your Side viewing area is in the running.
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School bus overturns in Nash County

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a school bus has overturned in Nash County. More>>

Pitt County school system launching mobile app

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Pitt County Schools is launching its first ever mobile app. More>>

Lenoir County Educator Wins STEM Teacher of the Month

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Innovative problem solvers and preparing our students for the ever developing world economy. 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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