'; } // return array of supporters (Supporter,Link), selected randomly function randomSupporters($limit = false) { $sql = "Select * from ActiveSupporters"; if ($limit) $sql .= " limit $num"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $res = array(); if ($result) { while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) { $link = trim($row['Website'] != ''?$row['Website']: ($row['FacebookFollowing']?$row['Facebook']: ($row['TwitterFollowing']?$row['Twitter']: ($row['GooglePlusFollowing']?$row['GooglePlus']: ($row['OtherSocialMedia']?$row['OtherSocialMedia']:false) ) ) ) ); if ($link && strncasecmp($link,'http:',5)) $link = 'http://'.$link; $res[] = array('Supporter'=>$row['GroupName'],'Link'=>$link); } } return $res; } // return Weekly Audience Average function weeklyAudienceAverage() { $sql = "select * from BrochureGeneral where Dname='WeeklyAudienceAverage'"; $result = mysql_query($sql); $row = mysql_fetch_array($result); if ($row) return $row['DValue']; } ?> Public News Service

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Public News Service - NC: Education

RALEIGH, N.C. - As thousands of children across North Carolina start kindergarten this month and more children are attending pre-school every year, will some kids be too smart for kindergarten, already know too much and be bored? That's not possible, says Stephanie Fanjul, director of the North Car

RALEIGH, N.C. - It's back to school in North Carolina and across the country, and teachers and parents are realizing some children could use help with the simplest of social skills, like greeting a stranger or carrying on casual conversation. The National Association of School Psychologists now incl

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolinians want more focus on early childhood education, according to a report released today by the North Carolina Partnership for Children. It is based on input from 800 citizens at forums and summits held around the state. The project received support from the North Carolin

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina public universities could have additional incentive to become more energy efficient, if a bill sitting on the governor's desk is signed into law. The University Energy Savings and Reinvestment Bill would allow state schools to keep unspent money budgeted for energy cos

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Tar Heel state cut $409 million last year from the education budget and eliminated the jobs of 5,000 educators. Rudy Britt is an eighth-grade math teacher in Randolph County. He says the cuts will affect his classroom. "Instead of asking myself would the kids really enjoy some

RALEIGH, N.C. - Star power will be hitting the North Carolina General Assembly today to kick off the "hold the line" campaign, championing investments in early childhood education. Former Governor Jim Hunt, who is one of the celebrities delivering the message, created the nation's first statewide ea

RALEIGH, N.C. - Parents, teachers, school board members and school principals are rallying in Raleigh tomorrow - calling for an end to education budget cuts. Buncombe County school board member Ann Franklin says it's significant that educators from all levels of the system recognize the dire situati

RALEIGH, N.C. - National Teacher Day is being celebrated in North Carolina today as more than 95,000 teachers are saluted. But the number of teachers could soon shrink because of the state budget crisis, and that's a problem all over the nation. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education is predictin

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