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Education

  • Brunswick dropout rates drop

    Dropout percentages for Brunswick County Schools are on the decline.

    According to enrollment statistics, the dropout rate for ninth through 12th grade students in 2006-2007 was 5.66 percent, or 213 students. This number is down eight students and .04 percent from 2005-2006.

    In the 2006-2007 school year, the district had higher enrollment numbers than the previous year. While the number of students who dropped out is higher in 2006-2007 compared to 2005-2006, the percentage of dropouts is lower because of the higher enrollment.

  • BCC announces continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to the school.

    Many courses are free to seniors (65 and older).

    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu.

    Call 755-7380 to register.

  • N.C. Community College BioNetwork to offer classes at Brunswick Community College

    Courses made possible through a N.C. Community College BioNetwork grant are reshaping the future in Brunswick County, according to Karen Ladley, the school’s public information officer.

  • Nationwide schools earn 'C' average

    A report card recently issued by Education Week gives schools across the nation an overall C average, grading on education performance and policy.

    North Carolina also received a C average for its overall grade, which grades state schools on six subject areas: chance for success, K-12 achievement; standards; assessment; and accountability; transitions and alignments; teaching profession; and school finance.

  • BCC announces continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer at the college.

    Many courses are free to seniors (65 and older).

    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, visit: www.brunswickcc.edu.

    To register, call 755-7380.

  • More rooms for Belville school

    Belville Elementary School will be able to accommodate more students than ever next year.

    The Brunswick County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to fund an eight classroom addition “based on the crowded conditions as well as future projected growth,” Steve Miley, executive director of operations, stated in a memorandum to the board.