Inside education: A look at Charter Day School

LELAND—Expectations are high for students, teachers and even superintendent and interim headmaster Mark Cramer at Charter Day School. For Cramer, a retired U.S. Marine major, the success of every student at Charter Day School—all 926 of them—is his responsibility. If a kindergarten student doesn’t learn to read by the Christmas break, a benchmark for all […]

First day of school in New Hanover, Brunswick counties passes smoothly

LELAND – In one first-grade classroom, students were learning to sharpen their pencils, where to put away their pencil cases and where to stow their book bags. Sixth-graders were learning an aptly-titled lesson, “How to survive sixth grade,” written by seventh-graders who know a thing or two about sixth grade. And at North Brunswick High […]

Ahrens ready to lead West Brunswick High School

SHALLOTTE – Brock Ahrens recognizes an opportunity when he sees it. When the principal position at West Brunswick High School opened, Ahrens, a 24-year educator, seized the opportunity to take on a new role and its challenges. Ahrens previously served as principal of South Brunswick Middle School in Boiling Spring Lakes, where he was credited […]

Magic Johnson to headline UNCW lecture

WILMINGTON – Former National Basketball Association star Magic Johnson will headline a lecture at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington next month. UNCW officials say Johnson’s appearance is a gift from UNCW Trustee Wilma Daniels as part of the Wilma Daniels Distinguished Lecture Promoting Diversity and Tolerance. Johnson is slated to speak at 7 […]

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