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Closing, relocating schools could affect property values (access required)

With some public schools in the county set to consolidate or close after changes approved this month, many in the public are wondering about the impacts. But the changes, such as shifting popular and high-performing academic programs from one neighborhood ...

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Impact on school plan uncertain (access required)

With the board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools scheduled to vote Tuesday, the final bell is about to toll for some schools as part of its controversial Case for Continuous Improvement program, a plan that calls for closing some schools. Faced with ...

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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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