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Education
4:55 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Wake Commissioners Change Course

A new Republican majority on the Wake County Board of Commissioners plans to undo some efforts passed by the old Democratic majority.

A lot is expected to happen later today when the Wake County Commissioners meet for the first time with new members. The Republican Majority will rescind a resolution that expresses “deep concern” over the re-segregation of the Wake County schools.

The county commissioners have financial oversight over the schools.

The anti-re-segregation resolution passed last April.

Education
4:37 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Arden Named Provost At NCSU

Warwick Arden
Credit NC State

NC State has hired a provost. Chancellor Randy Woodson announced late this afternoon that Warwick Arden will assume the job as the University’s top academic officer.

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Education
5:07 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

ECU Dentistry School Admits First Class

Fifty students will be part of the first class of the East Carolina University School of Dentistry this fall. School officials aim to meet the state's demand for more dentists. North Carolina has the fourth lowest dentist-to-population ratio in the country. The school will open 10 clinics in rural areas across North Carolina. Three of those clinics will be in Sylva, Ahoskie and Elizabeth City. Associate Dean Francis Serio says 4th-year students will spend most of their time treating patients in those clinics.

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Education
5:00 am
Thu December 2, 2010

NAACP In Raleigh For Summit

Ben Jealous
Credit NAACP

The NAACP is holding a national education summit in Raleigh this week. The event will be highlighted by a keynote address from Ben Jealous, the president of the national NAACP.

Ben Jealous last spoke in Raleigh in September at the Christian Faith Baptist Church. Jealous announced then that the NAACP was filing a complaint with the federal government against the Wake County Schools.

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Education
4:25 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Chapel Hill Library Could Move To Mall

Chapel Hill town officials are considering permanently moving the public library to University Mall. They voted to put on hold an expansion project at the library’s current site on North Estes Drive. This after the owner of the mall offered to sell the space currently housing Dillard’s department store. Officials estimate the move would save taxpayers close to 4 million dollars.  They say the new location would be more accessible.

Assistant director Mark Bayles has been with the library for 27 years. He speaks fondly of the current location:

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Education
5:00 am
Wed December 1, 2010

A Year Of Conflict In Wake Schools

A year ago today a new School Board was sworn-in in Wake County. The four new members represented a new majority, elected by an average margin of 68%. They promised to radically alter the way students were assigned to schools. But nobody expected what was to come over the next twelve months.

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