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The CMS board will vote Tuesday night on a compromise of sorts for those families who have long pushed for a Montessori high school. 

CMS offers several Montessori magnet programs throughout the county, including one for seventh and eighth graders at Sedgefield Middle School. But the district has no Montessori high school.

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Veritas charter school and the CMS school board have until December 10 to resolve a dispute over a building lease, or county commissioners will decide the issue. A recent revision of a state statute gives the commission that authority. At a special hearing Tuesday, Chairman Trevor Fuller let CMS and Veritas’ attorneys know he was upset the two parties couldn’t work it out and got the commission involved.

“We shouldn’t be in a position to mediate lawyers. We don’t have time for this,” Fuller said.

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School districts and charter schools are often in competition for resources and students. A case in Charlotte shows that also extends to space. Veritas charter school wants to lease a building from CMS. The school signed a lease, but now CMS has found another use for it and wants to break it. Under state law, county commissioners have the final say. They’re scheduled to hear the case this week. 

JCSU President Ron Carter Faces Questions Over Leadership

Nov 23, 2015
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Ron Carter arrived at Johnson C. Smith University seven years ago as a change agent, and testaments to his vision include the new light-filled science center on campus and the colorful Mosaic Village housing development along Charlotte’s northwest corridor.

Supporters say Carter, who has been president since July 2008, is just what the university – and west side – need to revitalize.

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The Vice Chairman of the UNC Board of Governors says it was an error to vote last month on salary increases for chancellors in closed session and not disclose the amounts immediately.  

"I believe it would’ve been in the best interest of our board to have returned to open session after that closed meeting and voted in public on the final chancellor salary adjustments," said Lou Bissette, speaking to state lawmakers at a joint legislative commission meeting Wednesday.

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Soldiers at Fort Bragg will soon be able to receive a master’s degree from Northeastern University’s Charlotte campus. It won’t require many trips off the base. 

At least twenty soldiers will begin pursuing Masters in Project Management through Northeastern in January. The program includes courses both offered online and on the base where students can meet potential employers.

CEO of Northeastern’s Charlotte campus Cheryl Richards says it’s a fast-track program designed specifically for soldiers who want to transition out of the military.   

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Teachers are learning a new way to teach students in the nine Project LIFT schools in CMS. Directions are often scripted and praise is kept to a minimum in an effort to manage classroom behavior. It’s called No Nonsense Nurturing. 


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As Veteran’s Day is celebrated nationwide, locally, officials at Johnson C. Smith University used the occasion to unveil new services the school is offering former military students.

E2D leaders accept US award
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There's a technology gap in Mecklenburg County for some local students - not at school, but at home. A North Mecklenburg group is trying to close that digital divide. And now it has been recognized as the most innovative in the nation.

A Davidson group called E2D - for Eliminate the Digital Divide - has made big strides over the past three years in closing the gap between technology haves and have-nots in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Founded three years ago, E2D provides free computers to families that lack them, along with training and low-cost internet access.

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A video from a Columbia, SC, high school has gone viral, and it’s a hard one to watch. It all started Monday when a black student at Spring Valley High School was asked to get up and leave her math class after both her teacher and the assistant principal asked her to stop disruptive behavior—texting on her phone. 

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