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 »
Mecklenburg County officials are challenged with addressing a growing number of HIV cases. In 2008, there were 55.9 cases per every 100,000 people in 2008, up from 44.9 in 2007, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
By Sam Boykin Zhana Nay, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, spends on average about $500 a semester on textbooks. “Some books cost about $170,” said Nay, a nursing major. “It’s really expensive.” It’s enough to ...Read More »