Education http://whqr.org en Summit on school safety focuses on prevention, collaboration http://whqr.org/post/summit-school-safety-focuses-prevention-collaboration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the federal government continues debating gun control,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> several local agencies gathered for a school safety summit in Wilmington on Tuesday at Cape Fear Community College. Attendees represented various organizations, from school administration and law enforcement, to mental health and the court system and&nbsp; it marks the beginning of a community dialogue to assess school safety, focusing on prevention rather than a cure.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:47:08 +0000 Sara Wood 33086 at http://whqr.org Summit on school safety focuses on prevention, collaboration McCrory Lays out State Education Plan http://whqr.org/post/mccrory-lays-out-state-education-plan <p>Republican Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory laid out his education platform Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:09:06 +0000 13911 at http://whqr.org McCrory Lays out State Education Plan Perdue Visits Wilmington to Tout Dropout Reduction Efforts http://whqr.org/post/perdue-visits-wilmington-tout-dropout-reduction-efforts <p>Governor Bev Perdue joined a meeting of principals and school counselors in Wilmington Thursday to, as WHQR&rsquo;s Michelle Bliss reports, discuss the county&rsquo;s new strategies for lowering the dropout rate and helping kids flip that tassel. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:53:20 +0000 Michelle Bliss 11360 at http://whqr.org Perdue Visits Wilmington to Tout Dropout Reduction Efforts NC Project Wins $15 Million Education Award...if it can raise 10 percent http://whqr.org/post/nc-project-wins-15-million-education-awardif-it-can-raise-10-percent <p>The North Carolina New Schools Project, a joint private and public endeavor, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s “Investing in Innovation” award. WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that in order to receive the award of 15 million dollars, the project and the state must raise $1.5 million in mere weeks.</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Michelle Bliss 7337 at http://whqr.org NC Project Wins $15 Million Education Award...if it can raise 10 percent