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    Dr. Campbell: The role of vaccines in school

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    Infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year for kindergarten through 12th-grade public school students in the United States. Forty percent of children aged five to 17 years missed three or more school days in the past year because of illness or injury.
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    Durham Rescue Mission giving away backpacks, supplies to kids

    The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children. The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children.
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    The Durham Rescue Mission is making sure all kids get the supplies they need for the upcoming school year. More>>

    Tips for smart back-to-school shopping

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    Parents and students across North Carolina are preparing for traditional calendar schools to start back from summer break. That means parents will be stocking up on the necessary back to school supplies. More>>

    Wake schools discuss enrollment changes to fill 3 new schools

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    Wake schools leaders held first discussions Tuesday concerning enrollment changes that will be necessary for the 2015-16 school year when two new high schools and an elementary school opens. More>>

    POLL: What is your favorite K-12 comedy?

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    The awkwardness of growing up, the perils of "fitting in" and the complicated first relationships combine for the perfect comedic recipe.
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    Durham group raising supplies for schools

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    A Durham group is looking to raise supplies for the neediest classrooms in Durham and urging the public to help. More>>

    NC reminds families that school children require vaccinations

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    All North Carolina school-age children must be vaccinated, even those who are home-schooled, DHHS is reminding families. More>>

    NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

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    A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools.
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    Wake Co. Schools streamline bus routes for 2014-15 year Video included

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    School buses for the Wake County Public School System will make far fewer stops this coming school year. More>>

    New Johnston Co. Schools software allows for feedback

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    Johnston County Schools has launched new software called “EdChat” that is designed to be a simple way to give parents, teachers, staff, students and community members an outlet for ideas, concerns and praise. More>>

    Cumberland 'Stuff the Bus' helps students in need

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    Cumberland County Schools are hosting a “Stuff the Bus” drive throughout the day Friday as the opening day of traditional schools approaches on Aug. 25.The event is being held at the Walgreens at 3300 Ramsey Street today until 8 p.m.The “Stuff the Bus” event also will be held Friday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter at 3550 Skibo Road.The goal is to provide book bags and backpacks for area students in need. School officials said the most-needed items are colorful boo... More>>

    NC teachers union protests 'wolf in sheep's clothing' budget Video included

    NCAE Vice President Mark Jewell has been critical of raises for teachers included in the revised state budget. NCAE Vice President Mark Jewell has been critical of raises for teachers included in the revised state budget.
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    Aim Higher Now and NCAE claim the state budget "cuts $250 million in education funding to pay for misleading pay raises for teachers." More>>

    Wake schools proposes calendar changes to 5 schools

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    Wake County Schools may change the calendar of five schools to help make more efficient use of classroom space. More>>

    Many Buncombe County students share textbooks

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    Many Buncombe County students will be sharing textbooks this year. More>>

    NC ranked 37th on list of best and worst school systems

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    According to research by the personal finance website WalletHub, North Carolina's school systems ranks as the 37th best in the nation.

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    Some NC school districts struggling to recruit teachers Video included

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    With just weeks before school starts back up, some classrooms around the Triangle still don't have teachers. More>>

    Complex NC public school budgeting clouds outcomes

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    Why are school districts lamenting cuts and threatening layoffs when the new North Carolina state budget increased overall public school spending by $237 million?
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    Campus police stress safety rules as college students return Video included

    Saturday morning, parents were curbside at Shaw, ready to send their children off to start a new chapter. Saturday morning, parents were curbside at Shaw, ready to send their children off to start a new chapter.
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    College students in the Triangle are heading to campus, some for the first time. More>>

    McCrory rips heads of NC teachers association for criticizing budget Video included

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    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had harsh words for the North Carolina Association of Educators on Thursday. More>>

    Big Data measuring dollar value of college degrees

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    The era of Big Data is allowing university and community college students see what actual graduates of a school's degree programs are paid after they start drawing a paycheck. More>>

    Carrboro school fighting to keep charter Video included

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    By the time school starts for the 2014-15 academic year, North Carolina will have more than 150 operating charter schools. That number has grown more than 50 percent over the last two years. More>>

    NC schools lack enough counselors per students

    Phil Sanchez discovers there are not enough counselors for students in North Carolina schools. More>>

    Smarter Living: the benefits of extracurricular activities for your child Video included

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    Whether your child is preparing to meet high school requirements for college or is just interested in getting involved in an activity they enjoy, this week's installment of "Smarter Living" will look at the benefits of extracurricular activities. More>>

    Phil prepares meals for hundreds of Wake Co. children

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    Wake County school cafeteria staff works year-round to provide meals for year-round students and kids in summer camp. To help workers, Phil Sanchez heads to the kitchen of Smith Magnet Elementary School. More>>

    Key to saving for college is to budget for it early Video included

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    Most children who plan to attend college won't get a full-ride from scholarships and grants. But there are smart ways you can save and prepare for college costs. More>>

    White House outlines budget cuts impact on NC Video included

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    Governor Pat McCrory is in Washington, along with other governors, meeting with President Barack Obama. The president is expected to discuss budget cuts with the governors Monday.
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