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Perspective | Elementary students blossom at innovative UNC-Charlotte summer reading camp
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Oct 27, 8:40 AM: Summer is an opportune time to offer children programs that provide academic support, enrichment opportunities, and social and emotional growth. Given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the past two school years, >
CMS students get extra day off next week, making Halloween 4-day weekend
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Oct 27, 6:07 AM: "Our teachers need a little bit of a breather, and they don’t get a lot of breathers,” school board member Margaret Marshall said.
Teacher’s union on decline as pandemic-weary parents clamor for more options
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Oct 27, 5:24 AM: North Carolina’s self-described teachers’ union still has clout with many Democratic lawmakers in the legislature, but its influence — and popularity — with teachers and everyday North Carolinians appears to be waning. >
Local school districts set aside 'mental health' days for students, teachers
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Oct 26, 5:22 AM: Several school districts in central North Carolina are setting aside time for students and teachers to take a "mental health" break.
Judge could issue order compelling lawmakers to fund Leandro in early November
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Oct 19, 5:36 AM: The judge in the long-running Leandro school funding case could issue an order as early as three weeks compelling the General Assembly to fully fund a court-ordered plan drawn up by California-based consultants. >
Charlotte school is No. 1 in NC in new ranking of elementary, middle schools
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Oct 13, 8:19 AM: Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, a K-8 public charter school established in 2000 in Charlotte, ranked as the No. 1 elementary school and No. 2 middle school in North Carolina. Scholars Academy took the No. 1 statewide >
Column: N.C. needs more Opportunity Scholarships
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Oct 11, 11:07 AM: America prides itself on being the land of opportunity and equality — but our education systems fail to realize that promise. By placing children in schools based on where they live rather than their unique needs and >
Schools Lay Plans to Tackle ‘Learning Loss’
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Oct 8, 8:18 AM: State tests administered to public school students this spring showed that many children have fallen behind in learning over the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
State Board October highlights: COVID-19, charter school funding, and more
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Oct 8, 8:03 AM: The State Board of Education heard an overview on exactly how charter schools are funded and issues with the way it happens, both for charter schools and traditional public schools.
Reading proficiency has tumbled in the early grades. Here’s the DPI report, with steps to reform instruction.
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Oct 7, 5:45 AM: For the first time in at least five school years, a majority of the state’s first, second, and third-grade students did not demonstrate reading proficiency, according to a report of 2020-21 testing from the Department of >
'This is the number one issue in Charlotte.' | Black leaders say education disparities must change
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Oct 4, 8:24 AM: Leaders in Charlotte's Black community are sounding the alarm on the ongoing disparities in education outcomes for students of color at CMS, saying the impacts will be felt community-wide.
'It's so positive': Wilson charter school receives National Blue Ribbon recognition
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Oct 1, 9:10 AM: A North Carolina school is the one of 15 charter schools across the countrygaining national recognition. The Sallie B. Howard School of Arts and Sciences is the only state charter school to receive the National Blue Ribbon >
CMS votes to approve virtual instruction plan including K-2 students
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Sep 29, 8:31 AM: "We have heard from parents of younger students who are medically fragile,” board chair Elyse Dashew said in a statement.
New Dimensions Charter School celebrates Grandparents Day
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Sep 27, 9:08 AM: "New Dimensions recognizes the importance of family in the lives of our students," school director David Burleson said. "I know, from first-hand experience, how important grandparents are in a child's life. >
‘It’s to be safe:’ Charlotte charter school takes strict approach to COVID-19 protocols, offers virtual learning for students
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Sep 27, 9:07 AM: COVID-19 is affected school districts left and right, but one local school says they’ve been thankful to avoid an outbreak.
N.C. congressman wants school choice for students facing mask mandates, CRT
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Sep 24, 8:20 AM: A Republican congressman from North Carolina would expand school choice for students across the nation facing mask mandates or classroom instruction based on Critical Race Theory.
ENC parents upset with quarantine policies in schools
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Sep 14, 10:26 AM: Parents in Eastern North Carolina are frustrated with quarantined learning policies, saying their children are falling behind in school.
College readiness scores decline across state, area
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Sep 14, 10:08 AM: The percentage of students meeting the University of North Carolina system’s benchmark on the ACT college readiness exam for 2020-21 was at or below the state average at five area high schools.
Editorial: NC Republicans say ideology has no place in schools. Does that include private ones?
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Sep 13, 10:53 AM: The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program, passed by the General Assembly in 2013, provides state-funded vouchers to eligible families to pay tuition at the private school of their choice. The program has cost the >
Comply with the Constitution.’ Judge gives NC a deadline to increase school funding
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Sep 10, 11:48 AM: A North Carolina judge is giving state lawmakers until mid-October to fully fund a plan for improving public education or else he’ll take direct action.

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