RALEIGH — The committee studying the best way to spend $400 million in federal education money is scheduled to meet in Raleigh. The 26-member Education Transformation Commission is set to have its first meeting today on North Carolina’s share of ...Read More »
CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina system is bracing for budget cuts next year that could put hundreds of people out of work. Multiple media outlets report that UNC President Erskine Bowles told the system’s board of governors ...Read More »
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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When it comes to college completion rates, North Carolina lags not just the U.S. average, but at least 16 other developed nations, according to report released Tuesday. The State of the South 2010 report, by Chapel Hill-based MDC, ranks 13 Southern ...Read More »
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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PITTSBORO, N.C. — Gov. Beverly Perdue is bringing together an eclectic group to highlight a new effort to reduce North Carolina government bureaucracy. Perdue scheduled an announcement at a Chatham County elementary school today to discuss how her administration will ...Read More »
Three firefighters are recovering from burns after testing a substance taken from the home of two brothers suspected of building an explosive pen that hurt a classmate. Multiple media outlets reported today that the home search led Charlotte bomb squad ...Read More »
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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Facing a record enrollment of about 25,000 students for the fall semester and $7 million in state budget cuts, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is once again holding a race/walk to provide financial assistance to students. The university ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »