Education

Jan 29, 2021

Friends School of Wilmington recently completed two new buildings that house its preschool and lower school and has announced the subsequent expansion of its Montessori preschool programs, according to a news release. It's been the school's longtime strategic goal to unify its two campuses and expand. "The move from the recently sold building on Pin ...

Jan 12, 2021

Thanks to more complete information and planning lead time, the University of North Carolina Wilmington is in a better position to start the new semester safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic than it was in the fall. So said Katrin Wesner-Harts, UNCW’s interim associate vice chancellor for student affairs, on Tuesday.   “Our main goal is to have students ...

Nov 18, 2020

Tutoring Center In Wilmington Changes Hands

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 18, 2020

Amanda Cochran saw potential for growth in Wilmington's Sylvan Learning Center at 4130 Oleander Drive. Cochran, the new owner of the tutoring center in the Port City, is a former public school teacher who also owns the Sylvan Learning Center in Jacksonville. "I've actually been involved with Sylvan Learning Center since I graduated college with my teachi ...

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Board Member Boot Camp Part 2: Compliance, ARC, And Pitfalls To Avoid

Posted Feb 18, 2021
In a previous article, we discussed some of the topics board members must be familiar with in order to serve successful terms on their community’s board of directors. This second part of “boot camp” covers the enforcement of documents, rules,...read entire article
Nov 3, 2020

Next week, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Faculty Senate will consider an unusual step with regard to its chancellor.   At a special meeting Tuesday, the Senate is set to debate a motion of no confidence in Chancellor Jose Sartarelli that has been made by one faculty member and supported by about 23 other senators and faculty members, according to Senat ...

Oct 9, 2020

Major health care learning facilities are up and running at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Brunswick Community College. Veterans Hall at UNCW, a $66 million project for which construction began in 2018, opened to students in August. The 145,000-square-foot facility houses health and human services degree programs and new programs that are coming. &ld ...

Sep 30, 2020

Area Superintendents Discuss Decision-making, Future Plans

By Johanna Cano, posted Sep 30, 2020

Communication has been key for local schools that have had to navigate education during the COVID-19 pandemic, area school superintendents said today during a virtual WilmingtonBiz Expo roundtable. School superintendents Charles Foust, of New Hanover County Schools, Steven Hill, of Pender County Schools and Jerry Oates, of Brunswick County Schools, discussed what it' ...

Sep 14, 2020

UNCW Ranks Among Top 100 Public National Universities

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 14, 2020

The University of North Carolina Wilmington was ranked No. 95 on U.S. News & World Report's Top 100 Public National Universities list for 2021, according to a news release. UNCW was one of three UNC System schools among the Top 100 Public National Universities for 2021, according to a new list of Best Colleges 2021 from U.S. News & Wor ...

Jul 17, 2020

Cape Fear Community College students enrolled in its chemical technology program will get a chance to intern at Quality Chemical Laboratories, one of many opportunities made possible with a national grant. CFCC recently announced the chemical technology program received a $470,415 grant from the National Science Foundation. "We are honored to begin our third Nat ...

Jun 4, 2020

When news circulated Wednesday of Pat Leonard’s death a day earlier, tributes to UNCW’s vice chancellor poured forth. Leonard, 65, an integral figure on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus for 37 years, inspired respect, love and loyalty in the many students, faculty members and staff members she encountered over those decades, colleagues said ...

May 22, 2020

Education Leader Forges Way Forward

By Cece Nunn, posted May 22, 2020

The Special Olympics helped lead Del Burns to entering the field of education in 1976. “I had an interest in the Special Olympics because I had a family member who had a developmental disability,” explained Burns, who is serving as interim superintendent of New Hanover County Schools. “As I was going through college, I happened to take a course in educ ...

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