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Local education leaders: Common Core repeal not likely to make major impact

The statewide repeal of Common Core standards is likely to look like a change in name only to North Carolina classrooms. That’s at least according to two area school district…

Schools bond, land purchase on New Hanover commission agenda Monday

Schools bond, land purchase on New Hanover commission agenda Monday

Business related to a bond referendum for New Hanover County Schools and the purchase of a new elementary school site are among items on the agenda for county commissioners’ sole…

‘Led by God,’ Brunswick woman appeals decision on challenged book

A Brunswick County woman isn’t backing down from her efforts to remove a controversial young adult novel from one school’s classrooms. Ash resident Frances Wood has appealed a decision earlier…

House approves Common Core repeal; bill headed to Gov. McCrory

North Carolina is one step closer to joining a handful of states opting out of federal Common Core classroom standards. With a vote of 71-34, the House of Representatives passed…

Brunswick County Schools superintendent to resign next year

Brunswick County Schools superintendent to resign next year

Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden will resign next year. Pruden’s resignation, which he said was mostly a personal decision, will be effective June 30, 2015. “When my wife and…

Recently challenged book to remain in Brunswick County schools

A recently challenged book will remain in Brunswick County schools. Following an hourslong meeting, a committee of educators and parents from Cedar Grove Middle School agreed today to keep Sherman…

School news: New principals, reading camps, board of education meetings

Some new faces will greet New Hanover County students at the start of the new school year. The district recently announced changes in adminstration at several area schools. Lauren Kefalonitis,…

Brunswick school board to complete superintendent’s evaluation Tuesday

Brunswick school board to complete superintendent’s evaluation Tuesday

The Brunswick County Board of Education has scheduled a third closed session meeting to complete Superintendent Dr. Edward Pruden’s evaluation. That meeting has been set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July…

Brunswick board of education yet to finalize superintendent’s evaluation after two daylong meetings

Brunswick board of education yet to finalize superintendent’s evaluation after two daylong meetings

Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education on Tuesday evaluated the performance of Superintendent Edward Pruden for most of the day. Again. After a six-hour evaluation the board continued…

80s icon Molly Ringwald to perform jazz concert at UNCW

80s icon Molly Ringwald to perform jazz concert at UNCW

Long before she joined the Brat Pack, Molly Ringwald got her start singing on stage with her father’s jazz outfit. In recent years, the 45-year-old 80s icon–best known for her…

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