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Standardized Pest? (access required)

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While an improving economy has given Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools the confidence to restart construction projects that stalled during the recession, its board members foresee hardships caused by the ranking system that gives county government control over the scheduling of school projects. After voters approved a $516 million bond package in 2007, the district ramped up construction and spent more than $200 million annually until late 2009, when the economy soured and the county shut its wallet.

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A degree in recession (access required)

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The housing market crash was so tough on Central Piedmont Community College’s real estate department, it took on a new identity. Before the downturn, CPCC in Charlotte was offering up to 20 real estate broker pre-licensing courses per semester. That plunged to three a semester at the nadir of the recession, said Cindy Savage, who heads the department now known as the financial services institute.

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