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Digital Divide: Civil Rights Groups Set Benchmarks to Correct "Vast Disparities in Access" to Broadband

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 22 April 2011 17:29.

Cite Internet Access as Imperative to Reducing Unemployment in Minority Communities: Washington, D.C. – A coalition of national civil rights and labor organizations has responded to the Federal Communications Commission's request for commentary on how to improve access to broadband for low-income, minority, and other unserved and underserved communities.
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New Hanover County Schools Announces Elementary Science Olympiad Winners

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 07 April 2011 19:41.

The 2011 Elementary Science Olympiad tournament was held at Freeman School of Engineering on April 2, 2011. Among the nearly 250 elementary students who participated, more than 150 students were from New Hanover County Schools. 

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Women's Studies Graduates Learn About Pay Equity

Written by Michele Tracy Berger on Thursday, 07 April 2011 18:58.

As part of my end of the semester ritual, I routinely invite 10-12  distinguished seniors out for dessert to celebrate their upcoming  graduation. These are students, majoring or minoring in women's studies,  which I have had the honor of teaching and mentoring over many years.  It's my small way of celebrating their accomplishments and introducing  talented students to one another.

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NCCU Student Success Symposium

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 07 April 2011 18:57.

DURHAM — As part of North Carolina Central University’s commitment to creating and sustaining a culture of student success, a student symposium will take place tomorrow and Saturday in the Pearson Cafeteria Banquet Hall. The theme is “The Journey to Graduation and Beyond.”  Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday (April 8) and the program is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. with a reception to follow. Registration starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday with the program scheduled for 9 a.m.

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Negative Classroom Environment Adversely Affects Children's Mental Health

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 10 March 2011 19:09.

Negatives Include Inadequate Resources, Teachers Who Feel Colleagues Don't Respect Them
WASHINGTON, DC — Children in classrooms with inadequate material resources and children whose teachers feel they are not respected by colleagues exhibit more mental health problems than students in classrooms without these issues, finds a new study in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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Students Gather for 41ST ANNUAL YOUTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 10 March 2011 19:08.

Raleigh – Students from across North Carolina will get an idea of the challenges faces by members of the General Assembly this session when arrive in Raleigh on Friday for the 41th annual Youth Legislative Assembly (YLA). The mock legislature is sponsored by the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office of the N.C. Department of Administration.

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NBPTS to Launch Webcast Releasing "Student Learning, Student Achievement" Report

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 10 March 2011 19:06.

Arlington, Va. - The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) later today will formally release a report, Student Learning, Student Achievement: How Do Teachers Measure Up? during an interactive webcast later today from 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST. Advance copies of the full report and executive summary are available by visiting www.nbpts.org/studentlearning.

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New Hanover County Middle School Students: Outshine at Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 03 March 2011 19:08.

Middle school students in New Hanover County Schools are thinking outside the box when it comes to mathematics. At the recent regional MATHCOUNTS competition that was held on Saturday, February 19, 2011, on the North Campus of Cape Fear Community College, NHCS students performed very well as they earned several awards.
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Dr. Pamela Baldwin Named Principal of Hoggard High School

Written by New Hanover County Board of Education on Thursday, 03 March 2011 18:50.

On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the New Hanover County Board of Education approved Dr. Pamela Baldwin to be the new principal of Hoggard High School. Dr. Baldwin will begin her duties at Hoggard High on Friday, April 1, 2011.

Dr. Baldwin is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning with Currituck County Schools. Previously, she was principal of Southwest High School and Southwest Middle School, assistant principal at Hunters Creek Middle School and White Oak High School and science teacher at White Oak High School with the Onslow County School District. Dr. Baldwin was Visiting Instructor and Alternative Licensure District Coordinator-Project Act/NC Teach with East Carolina University.

Dr. Baldwin received a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University, a Master's degree in Administration and Supervision from East Carolina University and her Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Dr. Baldwin has also served as a medic in the United States Army.

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