Brunswick County School Board http://whqr.org en Brunswick County Elementary Schools Kick Off 2014 with Free Daily Breakfast http://whqr.org/post/brunswick-county-elementary-schools-kick-2014-free-daily-breakfast <p>For the first time, all Brunswick County elementary students can enjoy a free, daily breakfast at school. Last semester, kids qualified for either free, reduced or paid meals, depending on their families’ economic situations. Thanks to some state and federal reimbursement, as well as a unanimous School Board decision, the most important meal of the day is now an equal-opportunity affair. While few students took advantage of breakfast when school resumed last Thursday, WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that the school district expects participation to take off this week.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:29:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 48470 at http://whqr.org Brunswick County Elementary Schools Kick Off 2014 with Free Daily Breakfast Myrtle Grove Follows Murray Middle School's Lead in Seeking Exemption from New Education Laws http://whqr.org/post/myrtle-grove-follows-murray-middle-schools-lead-seeking-exemption-new-education-laws <p>Local educators are increasingly finding fault with new laws affecting public education. They say the state’s pay-for-performance compensation system will hinder collaborative learning environments, and that phased-out teacher tenure just strips teachers of their right to due process. Meanwhile, some legislators say the laws are meant to incentivize teachers and weed out the bad ones. In an effort to exempt their school from these measures, all of Murray Middle School’s teachers and support staff recently presented a signed petition to State Representative Ted Davis. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45389 at http://whqr.org Myrtle Grove Follows Murray Middle School's Lead in Seeking Exemption from New Education Laws