Schools Proposed state legislation may pave way for safety marshals on public school grounds By Jessica Ferrer • Feb 5, 2013 Republican state Senator Stan Bingham is proposing legislation that would allow NC public schools to have trained safety marshals on school grounds. NC Dropout Rate Down By Michelle Bliss • Feb 2, 2012 The dropout rate for North Carolina saw a marked decrease last school year. NHCo. Teachers, Lawmakers Talk Shop By Michelle Bliss • Jan 11, 2012 Teacher compensation, higher graduation rates, and increased school technology were hot topics at a meeting of lawmakers and New Hanover County school officials Wednesday. NC Education Program Secures $15 Million Federal Grant By Michelle Bliss • Dec 15, 2011 A mold-breaking education initiative in North Carolina is now a major step closer to taking home a piece of the federal recovery fund pie.