education http://publicradioeast.org en "Stuff the Bus" Provides School Supplies for Needy Students in Craven County http://publicradioeast.org/post/stuff-bus-provides-school-supplies-needy-students-craven-county <P>A&nbsp;local non-profit is collecting school supplies during this last tax free weekend to help children in need</P> <P>Back to school shopping has long been a tradition for Americans. Students are given a list of necessary materials to complete the school year. While this preparation for the first day of school can be a source of excitement for some, how do the students whose families can’t provide these items manage? Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:52:46 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 20119 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (08/02/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-080213 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Methyl bromide gas is considered a hazardous air pollutant by the EPA.&nbsp; A fumigation facility proposed for the Morehead City port wants to use the chemical to treat lumber before export.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the issue in advance of a public meeting that has yet to be set. And, a local non-profit is collecting school supplies during this last tax free weekend to help children in need. &nbsp;We’ll catch you up on “Stuff the Bus,” Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.&nbsp; </span></p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:57:44 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 19939 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (08/02/13) A New Program Puts Coastal Scientist In the Classrooms of Local Schools http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-program-puts-coastal-scientist-classrooms-local-schools <p>This week, we talk about a new partnership between the Institute of Marine Sciences and local schools where coastal scientists become teachers for a day.</p><p>Last week, a group of third grade students in Beaufort were learning about coastal habitats, food web dynamics and the different kinds of marine life found along the North Carolina coast.&nbsp; But the lesson wasn’t being taught by teachers. Instead, graduate students from the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City offered a unique, hands-on lesson about our coastal ecology.&nbsp; Tiller School third grader Jack McMann.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:13:26 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 16449 at http://publicradioeast.org A New Program Puts Coastal Scientist In the Classrooms of Local Schools House Bill 146: Back to Basics http://publicradioeast.org/post/house-bill-146-back-basics <p>We explore House Bill 146, known as the “Back to Basics” bill, which would make learning <em>cursive writing</em> and the <em>memorization of multiplication tables</em> a requirement in North Carolina public schools.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:46:35 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 16448 at http://publicradioeast.org Kinston Charter School Faces Closure http://publicradioeast.org/post/kinston-charter-school-faces-closure <p>A charter school serving close to 200 students in an economically depressed area of Kinston is facing closure. &nbsp;The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has recommended Children‘s Village Academy’s charter be revoked because of cash flow problems and increasing school debt.&nbsp; Find out what Children‘s Village Academy is doing to stay open.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:22:35 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 12269 at http://publicradioeast.org Kinston Charter School Faces Closure The Down East Journal (04/19/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-041913 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A charter school serving close to 200 students in an economically depressed area of </span>Kinston<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is facing closure. &nbsp;The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has recommended Children‘s Village Academy’s charter be revoked because of cash flow problems and increasing school debt.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, find out what Children‘s Village Academy is doing to stay open. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:40:52 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 11837 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (04/19/13) Sequestration's Impact in ENC http://publicradioeast.org/post/sequestrations-impact-enc <p>At some point before Friday at midnight, the President is expected to order across-the-board budget cuts to save $1.2 trillion dollars over the next ten years.&nbsp; Jared Brumbaugh spoke with Congressman G.K. Butterfield about how sequestration could impact eastern North Carolina.</p><p><em>“It appears it’s too late, that it’s definitely going to happen.”</em></p><p>If the sequestration goes forward, most of the effects could be felt in our area immediately.&nbsp; Butterfield says military readiness and middle class families would be hit the hardest.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:41:29 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 8315 at http://publicradioeast.org Homeschooling http://publicradioeast.org/post/homeschooling <p>A number of eastern North Carolinians are looking at alternative ways to educating children. LC Morris reports on the facts surrounding homeschooling.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:25:37 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 6527 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (09/22/12) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-092212 <p>This week on the Down East Journal, Cape Lookout National Seashore is looking for public comment on ways to facilitate ferry service to Shackleford Banks and the lighthouse.&nbsp; We explore how the project could impact the Down East economy.&nbsp; And, a growing number of eastern North Carolinians are looking at alternative ways to educating children. LC Morris reports on the facts surrounding homeschooling.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:33:53 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 4980 at http://publicradioeast.org