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Closure controversy (access required)

For many Charlotte-area parents, Mike Raible is the bad guy. As executive director of planning and project management for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, he’s in charge of the CMS program known as the Case for Continuous Improvement. It’s a nice, positive-sounding name, ...

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Language in bullying policies stirs debate (access required)

Sara Preston remembers the three-year battle before the North Carolina General Assembly passed the School Violence Prevention Act in June of 2009. The law requires the state’s public schools to adopt policies banning students from bullying and harassing their classmates ...

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Editor’s Notes: Something wicked this way comes (access required)

Some real ugliness is being exposed in Mecklenburg County. As Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools considers closing and merging schools to save money and improve students’ performance, public meetings have been rife with tension that came to a head Tuesday night when Kojo ...

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Answering the call (access required)

Bruns Avenue Elementary had the lowest reading and science test scores in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system during the 2007-08 school year, and its math score was near the bottom. Absenteeism, tardiness and disciplinary problems were rampant. There were bullet holes ...

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