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Education

  • 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.