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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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Tough assignment (access required)

As the fall semester starts this week, Charlotte-area schools and colleges are struggling to make due with slashed budgets while also trying to accommodate a growing number of students. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College ...

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