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Court tells state to say what it’ll do for lagging students

The education reform movement has generated a greater sense of purpose about helping needy children than ever before, but rarely has it generated a comparable sense of urgency. Superior ...
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Judge gets report on state education plan

Governor Mike Easley scarcely mentioned Judge Howard Manning Jr. when he convened a special task force of education and business leaders last year to devise a blueprint for "superior ...
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Diversity, magnet gone but confidence reigns

Terry Cline stands on the stage, facing one of the biggest challenges of any Charlotte-Mecklenburg principal this year. His audience is hardly a unified group. The 575 students ...
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Cramped, yes, but lots of room for success

Six-year-old Dylan Nooney climbs the steps to Mobile Classroom 572, better known as the trailer with the frog flag. He is one of 280 first-graders at Hawk Ridge elementary school Charlotte ...
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Governor’s budget threatens school funds

For the second year in a row, school systems are concerned that the state may eliminate funding for building repairs and renovations in public school systems. Much of the construction ...
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Union boards to vote tonight on funding agreement: County and schools went into mediation over allotment

Monroe – County commissioners and school board members are to vote in separate meetings tonight on a free school funding agreement reached during a mediation session last week. Representatives ...
2811-9

School uniform requirement brought to 2 middle schools Spaugh and Wilson join 28 elementary, pre-K schools across county

Debra Williams looked through the variety of knit shirts and shorts on a row of hangers at last weekend’s Back-to-School Fair at Freedom Mall. "I love these," said ...
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Schools narrow racial gap: Exam scores up in all CMS grades 3-8

The achievement gaps between black and white students narrowed this year in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, especially in elementary grades, while the district’s performance ...
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Catholic school to open in north: St. Mark will house 450 to 500 students in grades K through 6

The Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools will launch a new chapter in its history Aug. 18. That’s when the system opens its first school in northern Mecklenburg County. St. Mark ...
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Partcipation unsatisfactory: Parental involvement has been lacking at Marie G. Davis

When Marie G. Davis Middle School teachers needed school supplies, office products giant Boise Cascade Corp. came through, dropping off a truckload of binders, paper and markers. When ...