The Mecklenburg County Health Department says their recent tuberculosis tests at South Mecklenburg High School came back negative. Officials tested more than 30 people after a student tested positive for the illness. None of those people showed any evidence of contracting TB
5/24/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
UNC Wilmington athletes and supporters continue to fight to save several sports teams from possible elimination. Wednesday, dozens rallied against recommendations to cut the swimming and diving team, men's cross country and indoor track and softball to save money.
5/22/2013 - By: Breanna Walden
Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools will soon begin a nearly $19.5 million security upgrade project. The county signed off on releasing the funds to pay for it Tuesday night. School officials began looking at the security measures already in place soon after the shooting in Newtown, Conn.
5/22/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
The House is expected to vote this week on a plan to keep student loan interest rates from doubling July 1, but some Democrats say the plan is actually worse than doing nothing.
5/22/2013 - By: Michael Scotto, Washington, D.C. Bureau
The Wake County School Board has narrowed its list of superintendent candidates down to just three finalists. The announcement came on Tuesday. The finalists are Dana Bedden, Ann Clark, and James Merrill.
5/21/2013 - By: Heather Moore
It's a bill aimed at using public money to give parents access to private school education and one that has caused a lot of discussion amongst educators. Tuesday members of the state house heard from the public on what is known as the 'Opportunity Scholarship Act'.
5/21/2013 - By: Andy Mattison
Schools are often shelters when disaster strikes. But the images of the two elementary schools destroyed in Oklahoma and the tragic loss of young life means those walls can't always keep students safe from the storm. School leaders in two Triad counties are talking about the destruction and how they can look forward and reinforce their training.
5/21/2013 - By: Amanda McKenzie
The House Education Committee heard from both sides Tuesday but didn't take a vote on a bill giving $4,200 grants to poorer students. The program is limited to students who qualify for the national school lunch program in its first year but would expand to families earning up to 133 percent of that level in subsequent years.
5/21/2013 - By: Associated Press
Students and staff at South Mecklenburg High School will be tested for tuberculosis this week. A student tested positive for the bacteria although CMS has not said when the discovery was made or what grade the student is in. Health officials say the testing is a precaution.
5/20/2013 - By: Becky Bereiter
A task force made up of law enforcement, educators and other community leaders will make recommendations for a five year plan to increase school security. For Sheriff Donnie Harrison he says the key to improving security is being consistent.
5/16/2013 - By: Andy Mattison
About 30,000 new students expected to make their way into Wake County classrooms over the next decade, and school leaders say it's time to start planning ahead. For months they've been working with County Commissioners to draft a bond referendum to pay for new schools and renovations.
5/16/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
Wake County commissioners and school board members hold their monthly joint session Thursday to work on a near billion dollar bond referendum that, if approved by voters in the fall, would provide funding for additional schools and renovations.
5/16/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district will submit its budget proposal to the county Wednesday. The $1.3 billion proposal approved Tuesday night by the school board includes more money for technology, professional development and expanded options for students.
5/15/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
Supporters continue to stand behind a Princeton High School senior charged with having guns on school property. Cole Withrow was suspended and told he would have to graduate from an alternative school after admitting to administrators that he forgot to take the weapons out of his car after a hunting trip.
5/14/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
Private school vouchers, cutting education funding, and taking control from local school boards are some of the biggest concerns of a grassroots group called Public Schools First. About two dozen people gathered at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh Monday to talk about some of the changes lawmakers are considering that impact public education.
5/13/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Staff
Parents opposed to the calendar change at W.T Brown Elementary school in Cumberland County demonstrated outside of the school Monday afternoon. They say school administrators still have not fully answered their questions about why the decision was made to change the calendar.
5/13/2013 - By: Jennifer Serda
It is graduation time as this weekend thousands of students across the state will enter the workforce. While some students are walking into a job, others are continuing their education with a different degree. College representatives said most of their placement rates linger between 90 to 100 percent.
5/10/2013 - By: Breanna Walden
It will be a bittersweet weekend for thousands of students and their families taking part in college graduation. In addition to the diplomas and pictures it also means many new job applications for the workforce.
5/10/2013 - By: Andy Mattison
A Winston-Salem magnet school is ranked the best in the nation. Magnet Schools of America chose Hanes Middle School in Winston-Salem based on innovative programming, academic achievement, and how the school promotes diversity.
5/9/2013 - By: Stephanie Stilwell
A Wake County School Board meeting Tuesday focused on school budgets and construction bonds. The biggest topic of discussion at the meeting was determining which school construction projects make the priority list for the upcoming school bond.
5/7/2013 - By: Heather Moore
Gaston College is working to better prepare students for the changing job process. School leaders said math tests are being found on more job applications, which people are having trouble passing. Gaston College is doing what they can to help them prepare.
5/6/2013 - By: Elise Esasky
With just two months until Holden Thorp resigns as Chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill, he reflects upon the legacy he is leaving behind. Thorp has been leading the university since 2008 and he said he will always hold Carolina close to his heart. Thorp will head to Washington University in St. Louis to serve as Provost.
5/1/2013 - By: Julie Fertig
On Tuesday, the Health and Human Services Committee advanced a proposal by a 10-4 vote that would reduce the number of children who are eligible for the state's pre-Kindergarten program. House Bill 935 would raise the financial cutoff for the program from the current standard of approximately two times the Federal poverty level to the current poverty rate.
4/30/2013 - By: Loretta Boniti
A House health committee scheduled debate Tuesday on a measure that would in part require families to make less income than is currently required to participate in the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten program.
4/30/2013 - By: Associated Press
Authorities determined that a suspicious device reported Monday at Hough High School in Cornelius is not hazardous. The school was evacuated for the third time in less than a week. The other two happened last Tuesday after reports of suspicious devices on campus.
4/29/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
With college graduation in sight, thousands of students are looking to trade in their school schedule for a work schedule. In order to make the transition a little easier, Cape Fear Community College hosted a job fair Wednesday
4/24/2013 - By: Breanna Walden
Students on Camp Lejeune are learning about the environment and celebrating Earth Day. The kids learned about the wildlife living in Camp Lejeune’s forests, the importance of helping endangered species and the effects of water runoff into the New River.
4/24/2013 - By: Amanda Wilcox
Many Durham students don't have to leave school to go to the doctor, yet the Durham Public School System has five school-based health centers, essentially a doctor's office inside the school. The wellness center operates through a partnership with Duke Medical Center.
4/24/2013 - By: Heather Moore
The Wake County Public School System could be creating a new Office of Diversity and Equity. At the school board's work session Tuesday, board members seemed to like the idea of a department focused on ensuring all students have equitable opportunities & access to resources.
4/23/2013 - By: Heather Moore
The Wake County School Board is whittling down its wish list of school construction projects to fit the $911 million bond County Commissioners agreed to. But some board members aren't happy with the initial construction list because it doesn't include some top priority projects, such as major renovations to several schools in Garner.
4/23/2013 - By: Heather Moore
An effort by some Wake County Republican lawmakers to change how leaders of North Carolina's largest school system are elected has been approved by the Senate following Democratic accusations the redistricting is partisan.
4/23/2013 - By: Associated Press
A state House committee on Tuesday is scheduled to hear a measure that would require epinephrine auto-injectors in schools and at school-sponsored events. They deliver a dose of adrenaline that counters the effects of a life-threatening allergic reaction.
4/23/2013 - By: Associated Press
North Carolina Secretary of Public Safety Kieran Shanahan will continue a series of safety tours across the state Tuesday to pinpoint the challenges schools face. Shanahan plans to talk to students one-on-one about some of today's most pressing issues like bullying and parental involvement.
4/23/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
A bill that would provide grants for low income families to send their child to private school is set to be debated at the General Assembly. Opponents say it takes money away from public schools and doesn't help the families most in need.
4/22/2013 - By: Loretta Boniti
The chancellor of Appalachian State University is stepping down. In a letter to faculty, Kenneth Peacock said he's leaving to spend time with his wife and start a new chapter in their lives.
4/19/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Staff
There will be no changes to the choices offered at Wake County school concession stands. The decision came after a school board committee decided Thursday not to act on recommendations to pull unhealthy foods off the menu for all school-related fundraisers.
4/18/2013 - By: Heather Moore
Last month, the school board presented a bond worth about $2.2 billion that would be used to build more than two dozen schools by 2020. It would include a 15-cent property tax hike, which commissioners say would be a tough sell for Wake County voters.
4/18/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
The proposal is one of 20 that students presented before the Board of Education on Tuesday. Students say they've done their research and looked at Davidson County Schools, which has a similar policy. A survey conducted shows 78 percent of high school parents also would support random drug testing.
4/17/2013 - By: Brittany Edney
Gov. Pat McCrory will meet with the State Education Cabinet on Wednesday to outline his vision for keeping North Carolina's education system strong. He is expected to elaborate on his plan to have all the education systems in the state work together, from pre-K to the public university system.
4/17/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
People who live, work, and shop at Seaboard Station in downtown Raleigh say they're worried William Peace University wants to buy the shopping center and shut it down. The university says if allowed to buy Seaboard, it would keep the retail space open as income property. However, neighbors and shop owners say they're not buying it.
4/16/2013 - By: Heather Moore