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Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

Legislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum... More>>

State Center for Financial Literacy to provide education for public schools Video included


The North Carolina Banker’s Association is announcing the creation of the State Center for Financial Literacy Thursday, April 24th.

Swansboro students learn driving safety with simulators


Its prom season across the east and one of the biggest reminders for students is to arrive at their celebration alive, by staying safe behind the wheel. More>>

Superheroes unite to promote reading Video included


Two Pitt County School art teachers are teaming up with a dynamic duo of superheroes, all in an effort to get students excited about reading.

Onslow County students get the chance to talk to astronauts Video included


Some lucky students in Onslow County got the opportunity to talk with astronauts onboard the International Space Station Monday afternoon. More>>

Controversy over school reward program Video included


Rewarding students in school isn't new. However, the way some schools are going about doing it have concerned some parents and grandparents. More>>

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


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


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


Kindergarten and first graders at Belvoir Elementary experienced some hands on learning this morning at the school’s ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’.

Wayne County teacher wins STEM Teacher of the Month Video included


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


A new public high school in the East is completely focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

Lenoir County Educator Wins STEM Teacher of the Month


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


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


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


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


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


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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