The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education has approved changing school bell schedules and reducing funding for its weighted-student staffing program as part of a plan by Superintendent Peter Gorman to cut $100 million from the district’s 2011-12 operating budget. The ...Read More »
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A call by the local NAACP to boycott the CIAA basketball tournament and other large sporting events is not sitting well with some black businesspeople in Charlotte who say it would hurt black businesses. During an executive board meeting Tuesday ...
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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 ...Read More »
Much has been made of the potential negative consequences of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closures and consolidations — whether they will affect students’ ability to learn or teachers’ ability to teach. But some members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Gang Intelligence ...Read More »
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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Despite the red wave that swept the House of Representatives across the country Tuesday, the Democrats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners were able to hang on to their majority, losing only one seat. Although all six seats held ...
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The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners received a report Wednesday by Hyong Yi, the county’s budget director, on the neighborhoods that may have closed schools as well as recreation centers and libraries that are shuttered or have reduced hours. According ...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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(Editor's note: The following is part of The Mecklenburg Times' coverage of the Nov. 2 elections.)
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