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When disaster strikes, school officials learn lessons the hard way

Educator preparation programs don’t teach courses on disaster shelter management. So in eastern counties where hurricanes bring flooding, school officials...

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For some students, a storm’s harm isn’t visible. Here’s how students at one school help each other recover.

When Hurricane Florence hit last year, less than a month had passed since students around Duplin County went back-to-school shopping,...

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A year after Florence, schools and students work hard at being a ‘hub of humanity’

A year has passed since Hurricane Florence wrecked communities, flooded homes and businesses, and interrupted thousands of lives in North...

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Long road of hurricane recovery ahead for Ocracoke School in Hyde County

Leslie Cole, principal of Ocracoke School, saw Hurricane Dorian make impact and ravage Ocracoke Island. She watched as the storm...

 

A glimpse into post-storm activity for administrators out east

When Tabari Wallace began his drive to survey the condition of his high school on Friday afternoon, the West Craven...

 

How the state budget impasse hurts community colleges hit by Florence

Editor’s Note: In late September, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill that gives $6.4 million in funding to offset FTE...

 

A day in Craven County as Dorian approaches

This morning in Craven County began pretty quietly, with slight drizzles here and there — but mostly no sign of...

 

How a school prepares for hurricane

The mood is light in West Craven High School’s halls. Students are talking about weekend plans, laughing and joking with...

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For Robeson County, Hurricane Florence is the story of two storms

Lisa Troy is searching a file cabinet for the pictures her elementary students at W.H. Knuckles drew last year. They...

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J.T. Barber Elementary welcomes Gov. Cooper as impact from Florence lingers

Situated at the convergence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers, New Bern was particularly vulnerable to storm surge and prolonged...

 

Robeson Consolidation

This summer, Public Schools of Robeson County voted to consolidate public schools in order to close five schools with decreasing...

 

If your child’s IEP just isn’t working — what options are left?

About this parent’s guide: The term “learning differences” covers a wide range of challenges students may face in school, at...