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NOTE :: "Celebrate N.C. Schools" feature stories contained on this site are for historical purposes only. While each story was accurate on the date it was published, it may be outdated when viewed.

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Dec 2013 Tours highlight technology towers (From the Jacksonville Daily News)
Dec 2013 All-girls charter school aims to help underprivileged kids (Wilmington Star-News)
Dec 2013 Tours highlight technology towers (Jacksonville Daily News)
Dec 2013 Southwest Middle named Green Ribbon School (Jacksonville Daily News)
Dec 2013 CMS introduces Grade 13 (Charlotte Observer)
Dec 2013 State praises Lexington City Schools for raising graduation rate (Davidson Dispatch)
Dec 2013 Entrepreneur school open for business in Charlotte (Charlotte Observer)
Dec 2013 The Arts Every Day in Every Way (Learning Matters)
Dec 2013 The BeanStalk Speaks (Learning Matters)
Dec 2013 Single-sex classrooms: Educators, students say the change makes a difference (Winston-Salem Journal)
Dec 2013 Rep. Hudson sees how Carson High School tries to get students prepared for workforce (Salisbury Post)
Dec 2013 Jobskills Academy prepares individuals for new careers (Tryon Daily Bulletin)
Dec 2013 Pender Co. receives first school-based health center (NEWS14-TV)
Nov 2013 Community meal feeds more than 200 (Laurinburg Exchange)
Nov 2013 Northern Vance delivers for city police department (Henderson Dispatch)
Nov 2013 38 Elementary and Middle Schools Worth Visiting (Education Week)
Nov 2013 ‘Flipped’ classrooms based on short videos, long discussions (Raleigh News & Observer)
Nov 2013 Early College High students see science in the real world (Clayton News Star)
Nov 2013 Schools recognized for arts programs (Winston-Salem Journal)
Nov 2013 The 'Good Kids' School' (Mountain Express)
Nov 2013 GCS school is one of two that will represent North Carolina at national conference (American Towns)
Nov 2013 University launches Early College Program with Washington Schools (ECSU)
Nov 2013 State leader speaks to Wilmington students on fast track to college (NEWS14-TV)
Nov 2013 Wake County's new technical high school to teach job skills (Raleigh News & Observer)
Nov 2013 Getting the Kids Outside (Coastal Review)
Oct 2013 Word spreads about women in STEM (Carteret News-Times)
Oct 2013 Microsoft IT Academy programs help Cumberland County students (Fayetteville Observer)
Oct 2013 3,100 Guilford Co. students earn Microsoft IT Academy certification (FOX 8)
Oct 2013 Greene County Early College recognized as Blue Ribbon School for 2013 (Kinston Free Press)
Oct 2013 GTCC's aviation training taking off (Greensboro News & Record)
Oct 2013 Two coastal schools model gifted and talented program (NEWS14-TV)
Oct 2013 Students get hands on science lesson (Gaston Gazette)
Oct 2013 Program aims to lower Davie County dropout rate, help students get modified diploma (Winston-Salem Journal)
Sep 2013 Students to learn about possible futures in technical jobs (Gaston Gazette)
Sep 2013 Technical classes offer different opportunity for local students (WCNC)
Sep 2013 Haywood Early College Graduate Uses Program as Springboard to Becoming a Doctor (Haywood Mountaineer)
Sep 2013 High schoolers write, edit and record their own TV news show, WRSS, to run on Access 16 (Salisbury Post)
Sep 2013 Middle College at N.C. A&T recognized for improvement, graduation rate (Greensboro News & Record)
Sep 2013 Pelican Award: Dana Edgren (Coastal Review)
Sep 2013 Graduation rates worth celebrating (Rocky Mount Telegram)
Sep 2013 Area early colleges to be honored for graduation rates (Port City Daily)
Sep 2013 Greene County Schools paving the way for technology in classrooms (WNCT)
Sep 2013 Apprenticeship Catawba: Wow! (Hickory Daily Record)
Sep 2013 Teacher pulls no punches with anti-bullying rap (WRAL)
Sep 2013 Chinese guest-teacher program fills language void in Wake (Raleigh News & Observer)
Sep 2013 Guilford County schools make room for dads (Greensboro News & Record)
Sep 2013 Students ditch electronics for the great outdoors (Hendersonville Times-News)
Sep 2013 Scotland County Students Explore Careers Through CTE
Aug 2013 Making Strings Sing (UNCG NOW)
Aug 2013 Lincolnton teacher participated in computer-science program at Appalachian State (Lincoln Times-News)
Aug 2013 Brunswick County school employees get $1,000 bonus (AP)
Aug 2013 Lenoir County testing propane-powered bus (Kinston Free Press)
Aug 2013 Energy-saving middle school opens its doors in Hoke Co. (NEWS14-TV)
Aug 2013 More students, new tech programs mark new school year (Jacksonville Daily News)
Aug 2013 Guilford middle school students get tablet computers (WUNC Radio)
Aug 2013 Moore Co. high school students receive Chromebooks as part of initiative (News 14)
Aug 2013 5th annual 'Project Bird' kicks off in Brunswick Co. (News 14)
Aug 2013 Bringing educators, employers together (Wilkes Journal Patriot)
Aug 2013 Teachers expand point of view through STEM project (NEWS14-TV)
Aug 2013

U.S. official visits Plymouth school (Greenville Daily Reflector)

Aug 2013 Pitt County teachers share strategies, gear up for new school year (WNCT)
Aug 2013 CMS principals urged to unleash technology to transform schools (Charlotte Observer)
Aug 2013 Black male initiative working, officials say (Greensboro News & Record)
Aug 2013 Computer program teaches more than reading (Gaston Gazette)
Aug 2013 Students crack books at Early College at Guilford (News 14 Carolina)
Aug 2013 Technology boot camp at Johnson Street Global Studies (Fox 8 Piedmont)
Jul 2013 Edgecombe early college sets enrollment record (Rocky Mount Telegram)
Jul 2013 Students to get tablet lesson (Greensboro News & Record)
Jul 2013 High school students explore health careers (Clayton News-Star)
Jul 2013 400 U.S. educators visit Mooresville to learn how to digitally convert their schools (Charlotte Observer)
Jul 2013 Boot camps offer fun with tablets (High Point Enterprise)
Jul 2013 NC teenagers get second chance through fixing cars (AP)
Jul 2013 Guilford County Students Explore the Arts
Jul 2013 Opportunity expanding for 'gifted' high-fliers in CMS, across N.C. (Charlotte Observer)
Jul 2013 Local students participate in extracurricular program (The Daily Dispatch)
Jul 2013 Cosmetology basics prepare The Finishing Touch (Lake Norman Citizen)
Jul 2013 Taking out the trash (The Franklin Press)
Jul 2013 WCC students win in national event (Wilkes Journal-Patriot)
Jul 2013 Former soldiers bring their leadership experience to NC classrooms and beyond (Raleigh News & Observer)
Jul 2013 Engineering camp motivates high school students to make world change (Tarboro Daily Southerner)
Jul 2013 Samet to build new 'Aerotropolis Academy' in High Point (Triangle Business Journal)
Jul 2013 Students Earn National Honors for Technical Skills (
Jul 2013 Camp gives visually impaired kids an opportunity to surf (Wilmington Star-News)
Jul 2013 Awards Rolling In For Schools, Superintendent (Davie Enterprise Record)
Jul 2013 Phoenix Academy to open high school in 2014 for aviation career training (News 14)
Jul 2013 Teens try their hand at police forensics (Wilson Times)
Jun 2013 Teachers in Guilford Co. receive training on new tablet computers for students (News 14)
Jun 2013 Students like hands-on experience at Camp Med (Davidson Dispatch)
Jun 2013 Green wheels: UNCSA gets a 'pickle car' (Winston-Salem Journal)
Jun 2013 'Give Five, Read Five' nets 25,000 books in Rowan-Salisbury (Salisbury Post)
Jun 2013 Hampton after-school kids collect 365 books for the needy (Greensboro News & Record)
Jun 2013 Project Lift completes year one (WBTV)
Jun 2013 W.E. Foundation gives books for summer reading (Gaston Gazette)
Jun 2013 Northwest wins $1.4 million grant (Greenville Daily Reflector)
Jun 2013 Pittsboro students build 450-square-foot cottage to promote sustainable living (Raleigh News & Observer)
Jun 2013 Project Lift offers recreation, life lessons (Henderson Daily Dispatch)
Jun 2013 Schools win eco-friendly challenge (Mountain Island Monitor)
Jun 2013 UNCSA's School of Drama ranked seventh in the world (Winston-Salem Journal)
May 2013 GCS Signs Deal to Purchase Amplify Tablets for PACE Project (American
May 2013 'Tackle the EOG' pep rally motivates Carver students (Tarborro Daily Southerner)
May 2013 Brunswick County Schools superintendent named best in Southeast N.C. (Wilmington Star-News)
May 2013 Students integrate technology with learning (Richmond County Daily Journal)
May 2013 Cory-Watson: Respecting the soil at the DPS hub farm (Durham Herald-Sun)
May 2013 Arts Based School students get red carpet treatment (Winston-Salem Journal)
Apr 2013 Raleigh school sees kids excel with iPads (WNCN)
Apr 2013 Guilford County Students To Get Tablets (WUNC-FM)
Apr 2013 Students get insight to area businesses (Bladen Journal)
Apr 2013 Students deliver teen justice (Gaston Gazette)
Apr 2013 Adventure race sparks healthier lifestyle at school (Hendersonville Times-News)
Apr 2013 Students get job advice (Laurinburg Exchange)
Apr 2013 Program guides students toward positive behavior (Robesonian)
Apr 2013 Philosophy takes a field trip (Durham Herald-Sun)
Apr 2013 Some hands-on courses prepare students for a career (Salisbury Post)
Apr 2013 Johnston County teens to hold teen driving summit in Smithfield (Raleigh News & Observer)
Apr 2013 Hands-on learning leads students at Concord school to state robotics title (Concord Tribune)
Mar 2013 Seminar helps students, teachers work gardens into schools (Raleigh News & Observer)
Mar 2013 Schools prep students for future jobs through math, science (Gaston Gazette)
Mar 2013 Fifth-graders enjoy Starbase program because of hands-on projects (Lexington Dispatch)
Mar 2013 Kids to Get a Jump on Marine Science (Coastal Review)
Mar 2013 Program will allow a 2nd chance to achieve essential diploma (Winston-Salem Journal)
Mar 2013 Five Schools Recognized for Positive Behavior Programs
(High Country Press)
Mar 2013 OLPC Brings 1-to-1 Laptop Program to 7 North Carolina Schools
(THE Journal)
Feb 2013 School system's STEM Matters showcase a success
Feb 2013 Grant money targets dropouts for a second chance (Winston-Salem Journal)
Feb 2013 Wilmington School Will Get Green Award (Coastal Review)
Feb 2013 New program targets high school dropouts to return, pursue degrees (Winston-Salem Journal)
Feb 2013 Growing a better tomato, right inside a high school classroom (WBTV)
Feb 2013 STEM Early College students to test experiment in outer space (Greensboro News & Record)
Feb 2013 N.C. A &T begins new STEM program (NC A &T Register)
Feb 2013 No more bullying: Anti-bullying programs make their way into schools (Hickory Daily Record)
Feb 2013 State grant provides online math program for county (Lexington Dispatch)
Feb 2013 An effort to bridge digital divide (Charlotte Observer)
Feb 2013 McComas flips her classroom (Digital Courier)
Feb 2013 Nebo students honor bus drivers at special event (Hickory Daily Record)
Feb 2013 School district meets all goals for English learners for 1st time in decade (Winston-Salem Journal)
Feb 2013 STEM Students Get Lab Coats From GCS Superintendent, NC A &T Chancellor
Feb 2013 CMS finds success with blend of high school, college (Charlotte Observer)
Feb 2013 Going green pays off for schools (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Feb 2013 Helping bridge a digital divide (Charlotte Observer)
Feb 2013 Cary's Rob Mackie taps kids' creativity with robots (Raleigh News & Observer)
Feb 2013 Challenged Durham elementary school reaches out to parents to succeed (Raleigh News & Observer)
Feb 2013 Robotics Helps Students Gear Up for the Future
Jan 2013 Warren County Schools selected for college readiness program (Warren Record)
Jan 2013 Students get chance to earn college credits (Washington Daily News)
Jan 2013 Clement Early College High School sets bar for nation's schools (Durham News)
Jan 2013 Challenger High an example of success (Hickory Daily Record)
Jan 2013 How mainstream video games are being used as teaching tools (Eschool News)
Jan 2013 Back to school (Raleigh News & Observer)
Jan 2013 Two middle schools Race to the Top (The Robesonian)
Jan 2013 Videography Program Combines Creativity with College and Career Prep