NOTE :: "Celebrate N.C. Schools" feature stories contained on this site are for historical purposes only. While each story was accurate on the date it was published, it may be outdated when viewed.

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Dec 2012 Guilford, Iredell-Statesville schools get millions in 'Race to the Top' grants (Raleigh News & Observer)
Dec 2012 Elkin schools make AP honor roll (Elkin Tribune)
Dec 2012 Summer school passing rate climbs (Greensboro News & Record)
Dec 2012 5 schools honored for positive behavior (Lincoln Times News)
Dec 2012 Board of Education praises partnerships importance to students (Surry County News)
Dec 2012 Gov. Perdue honors AHS for digital learning (Randolph Guide)
Nov 2012 Gov. Perdue visits TCS (High Point Enterprise)
Nov 2012 Gov. Perdue visits Kannapolis to present technology award (Salisbury Post)
Nov 2012 TES receives Title I Distinguished School (Tryon Daily Bulletin)
Nov 2012 Cumberland County teachers can broadcast lessons across entire district (EClassroom News)
Nov 2012 Teachers to receive achievement bonus (Greenville Daily Reflector)
Nov 2012 Garner elementary teacher wins award, $25,000 (Raleigh News & Observer)
Oct 2012 Learning via laptop takes off in Orange Co. (Raleigh News & Observer)
Oct 2012 Onslow County School System Gives Federation Award (Coastal Review)
Oct 2012 Elkin City School has lowest teacher turnover rate in state (Elkin Tribune)
Oct 2012 High schools students go electronic for schoolwork (WECT)
Oct 2012 State superintendent, local leaders teach parents about cyberbullying (WRAL)
Oct 2012 N.C. State Superintendent visits Macon County (Macon News)
Oct 2012 ACS recognized for high graduation rate (Avery Journal)
Oct 2012 Polk County teacher turns students into DNA detectives
Oct 2012 New approach adopted at New Hanover High to teach freshmen (WECT)
Oct 2012 Durham charter high school lands $522k federal grant (Durham Herald-Sun)
Sep 2012 School board approves technology initiative (Rocky Mount Telegram)
Sep 2012 Global Scholars Academy charter school lands $200,000 grant (Durham Herald-Sun)
Aug 2012 Durham students can now text anonymous tips (Raleigh News & Observer)
Aug 2012 Cumberland County schools investing millions in computers that are transforming education (Fayetteville Observer)
Aug 2012 2012 Grant targets reading comprehension (Wilkes Journal Patriot)
Aug 2012 Automation Federation assists in developing the first high school automation course in the Durham (Automation Federation Society of America
Aug 2012 Learning the Value of Education (Coastal Review)
Aug 2012 Halifax County Schools shows marked improvement (Lake Gaston Gazette)
Aug 2012 Warren school's solar panels make money, enlighten students (WRAL)
Aug 2012 School bucks books for iPads to save money (WWAY)
Aug 2012 STEM Early College Opens in Greensboro (FOX 8)
Jul 2012 WSFCS substitute teacher makes students famous for reading
Jun 2012 Bringing the World Back to NC Classrooms (Public News Service)
Jun 2012 Cumberland County's summer lunch program feeding hundreds more needy children this year (Fayetteville Observer)
Jun 2012 Lumberton High School to start career academies to give students a path to the future (Fayetteville Observer)
Jun 2012 Program lets high school students graduate as CNAs (Jacksonville Daily News)
Jun 2012 Apex schools recognized for promoting good health (The Apex Herald)
Jun 2012 High gas prices fuel students' bio-diesel automotive project (News 14)
Jun 2012 NC veggie garden used to teach kids who shun books (The Daily Reflector)
Jun 2012 'No Child Left Inside' (Coastal Review Online)
May 2012 What's Right with Our Schools: From Dropout to Graduate (FOX 8)
May 2012 Students volunteer to build wheelchair ramps, houses in Brunswick Co. (WECT)
Apr 2012 Coastal High School Students Do Blue Crab Research With Duke Faculty (DukeTODAY)
Apr 2012 Students Get Dirty for Oysters, Clean Water (Coastal Review)
Apr 2012 Wake Launching Tech High School (WUNC-FM)
Apr 2012 Educators from Cherokee Elementary go back to school (Cherokee One Feather)
Apr 2012 Durham Public Schools tackle Latino challenge (Raleigh News & Observer)
Apr 2012 Report links high test scores with Wake’s diversity policy (Raleigh News & Observer)
Apr 2012 Partnership lets teachers integrate art into curriculum (Salisbury Post)
Apr 2012 Burke teachers study, prepare for new curriculum (Morganton News-Herald)
Apr 2012 CHCCS elementary schools earn USDA honor (Durham Herald-Sun)
Apr 2012 Early/Middle Colleges Boost Guilford Graduation Rate (WUNC-FM)
Apr 2012 Schools unveil summer programs (Richmond County Daily Journal)
Apr 2012 Earning A Degree, And A New Life (WUNC-FM)
Apr 2012 SSHS sees dramatic reduction in dropouts for second straight year (Selma News)
Apr 2012 Schools putting technology funds to use (Salisbury Post)
Mar 2012 Wake Schools Win LEGO Grants (Raleigh News & Observer)
Mar 2012 Reidsville Robotics Team President: Our Hard Work Paid Off (WFMY)
Mar 2012 Apex school phones NASA, 250 miles up (Raleigh News & Observer)
Mar 2012 E-books now available at junior highs and high school (McDowell News)
Feb 2012 Beaufort County Schools launching "It's Ok To Say" tip line (WNCT)
Feb 2012 Schools take pro-active approach to bullying (Richmond County Daily Journal)
Feb 2012 I-SS students restoring senator's '36 pickup (Statesville Record & Landmark)
Feb 2012 ABSS administrator wins recognition from the White House (Burlington Times-News)
Feb 2012 College Board honors county system for AP students (Lexington Times-Dispatch)
Feb 2012 School award boon for economic development (Mount Airy News)
Feb 2012 Educators: technology is more necessity than luxury for teens (WBTV)
Jan 2012 Gaston student makes school app (Gaston Gazette)
Jan 2012 Career academy partners with N.C. Center for Global Logistics
(Lexington Dispatch )
Jan 2012 New Hanover school district tackles dropout issue (Wilmington Star-News)
Jan 2012 Mount Airy High School to display signs after winning national award
(Mount Airy News)