Gwendolyn Glenn

Reporter

Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

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During segregation, many all-black public schools had roles beyond being a place to get a diploma. They were used for celebrations like wedding receptions and dances. Sometimes they were secretly used by community leaders to plan strategies or hide activists from lynch mobs.

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Johnson C. Smith University has received $1.8 million in grants to expand its STEM program and expose students at two schools in west Charlotte to computer science and other forms of technology.

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Charlotte Works is taking a different approach in its efforts to improve economic mobility for the city’s poor by focusing on neighborhoods. The Mecklenburg County workforce development board plans to send teams to communities with high unemployment to identify residents who could benefit from their training scholarships and other assistance. 

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The Beacon technology blog is offering k-12 teachers a chance to compete for six grants that they can use to buy supplies and materials for technological-related classroom instruction. The grant awards range from $500 to $1,000.

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All Cabarrus County high schools were given the all clear by law enforcement  after being closed earlier today as police investigated a possible explosive device threat. An alert on the school district's Web site said all campuses "are clear and safe" and will reopen on Monday. Students have Friday off for Veteran's Day.

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Now that the election is behind her, Mayor-elect Vi Lyles says she wants to get to know the new City Council members and work to unify the city across party lines and neighborhoods. At a press conference Wednesday, Lyles said affordable housing is one of her top priorities.

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Out of school suspensions are down so far this year for CMS students in kindergarten through second grades, but racial disparities still exist. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg school officials, there have only been 29 students suspended at those grade levels this school year, compared to 139 for the same period last year. But school officials say, 55 percent of the students suspended were African-American males.

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The nearly $1 billion bond for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools has received significant opposition in north Mecklenburg county from residents who say it doesn’t adequately address the area’s growth. CMS officials say that area has benefited more from past bonds, and that other parts of the system have bigger needs. 

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Kandi Deitemeyer will officially be inaugurated Friday as Central Piedmont Community College’s president after 10 months on the job.

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November’s election will mean big changes for the CMS school board. At least a third of the school board will be new, since three incumbents aren’t running. This year, there are several contentious issues in the mix, such as the district’s new student assignment plan and the nearly $1 billion school bond referendum.

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